Adam West Never Looked This Tough In His Batman Costume

Adam West Never Looked This Tough In His Batman Costume

We've known since June that PlayStation 3 owners will get the "exclusive" opportunity to play the next Dark Knight game, Batman: Arkham Origins, with a Batman wearing either his Knightfall-era costume or the old 1960s TV costume. Today, you can see those costumes in the game, in motion.

Imagine if Adam West lifted weights! You can play that out in Arkham Origins, it seems. If you don't know what Knightfall is, study up on the late '90s comics series that involved the villain Bane breaking Batman's back over his knee (spoiler: Batman gets better).

The two costumes -- both of them pretty cool! -- and a quintet of challenge rooms are all described over on the PlayStation blog as being exclusive to the PS3, but DLC like this typically is eventually released for other platforms. It depends on how long you want to wait.

Arkham Origins will be out on October 25 for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. We have tons more coverage of the game here.

UPDATE: It appears that West was more fit than his costume let on...

@stephentotilo He did lift weights. The suit just wasn't physique-flattering. -- Adam Tierney (@adamctierney) September 24, 2013


    Well that's a good first step. The next is to release a new game that swaps out the grimdarkiness of modern Batman for the cheerful campiness of the 60s TV incarnation.

      I have to agree, Hollywoods new obsession with grim dark for super heroes is getting old.

        I'm hoping that the addition of Affleck to the new movie is an indication that they might be going for something with a slightly lighter tone. Not necessarily goofy 60s style for the movie - Batman and Robin attempted that, and we all remember how well that went. Just something that's not afraid to add a little fun and sense of humour to the proceedings.

    Definitely my favourite version of batman, and that 60's bat mobile is awesome.

    I for one would love to know more about Blackgate rather than Origins... sadly, the fact there isn't much happening in the way of that could suggest the game might be lacking, even though it sounds like the more interesting title.

    I don't get the hype for this game, it's AC 2.0. The story wont be amazing, Batman has to live. That kind of kills all the tension that the story would create right then and there.

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