As good as the 'Arkham' series of Batman games have been -- and they've been so, so good -- I'm still a little cynical about Batman: Arkham Origins. The name screams spin-off, as does the fact that the main development team behind the first two games is stepping aside to let Warner Bros Games Montreal take over. The first teaser trailer for the game has been released, and features Batman duking it out against Deathstroke.
There are a couple of warning bells for me. I'll admit I'm not the biggest comic book fan, but I didn't know who Deathstroke was, which means he's hardly an antagonist on the level of The Joker. I'll accept the howls of core DC fans on this one, but the fact is a broader audience most likely is not aware of this character and his significance.
Secondly -- a CG trailer? For Batman? We all know and understand how a Batman Arkham is supposed to look and play. This is a game that's coming out in October. It is now the middle of May. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect some gameplay footage. This is a teaser trailer for something larger, so I'll reserve judgement, but I really hope the whole full trailer isn't just CG.