The PlayStation 3 version of Batman: Arkham Origins has scored two exclusive costumes for the iconic character to wear in place of his normal garb. One is a throwback to the classic Batman from the Silver Age of Comics and the 1960s Adam West TV show, and the other is a faithful recreation of the suit Jean-Paul Valley used in the early 1990s storyline, Knightfall.
Both were unveiled at E3 this year, but Sony has just confirmed in a new trailer that the Knightfall DLC pack will be exclusive to its console. The trailer shows Batman interacting with characters with the two suits in both gameplay and cutscenes, adding a bit of ironic humor to the whole game since the mismatched Batman clearly doesn’t fit his surroundings.
Every artist has their own vision of what Batman should look like. Be it Frank Miller, an entire collection of Batman Black and White comics, or even that Batman: Gotham Knight DVD released between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, you will never find the same Batman from two different people.
It would seem this rule carries over into video games as well. Warner Bros. Games Montreal have done a great job rebuilding the Batman character model from he ground up for its upcoming game. It’s distinct enough to separate itself from Rocksteady Studio’s Batman, but still within the believable realm of being the Dark Knight.
For the character to be believable, he must fit the surrounding environment, and the chilled wintry city of Gotham fits this more gray toned Batman to perfection. However, sometimes it’s okay to be a little silly and not take our spandex-wearing heroes so seriously.
I’ve never been one for using alternative colors or character models, unless of course its putting the original Radd Spencer model in the Bionic Commando reboot, but for a few laughs and giggles, you can’t go wrong with the PlayStation 3 version of Batman: Arkham Origins. If only they could get Adam West into a recording booth.
The DLC pack also includes three combat maps and two predators maps.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on Oct. 25.
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