You'd better sit down for this one, Batman fans. A French site is reporting that unnamed industry sources tipped its newsroom off to a next-gen title currently in development at Rocksteady Studios called Batman: Arkham Origins.
According to the French blog, Batman: Arkham Origins will be unveiled at E3 this year in June and will launch on the PS4 and Xbox 720.
If the alleged title didn't already spoil it for you, Batman: Arkham Origins is slated to be a prequel to the previous entries in the Batman: Arkham series. Warner Bros. already confirmed that a new title would be released sometime this year in an earnings call with investors.
Variety reported back in July that the next Batman: Arkham game would be "highly stylized" and revolves around Silver Age-era storylines from the 1950s — specifically when Batman encounters the Joker for the first time.
Given the previous information, Batman: Arkham Origins makes a lot of sense as the title for the next game. Batman: Arkham Origins will probably follow the creation of the Justice League of America and may feature appearances from superheroes like Superman, the Flash, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.
Additionally, earlier in March, Warner Bros. deleted its Facebook page for Batman: Arkham Asylum and renamed the Batman: Arkham City page to simply Batman: Arkham. It's pretty much a certainty that the company is gearing up for a new release, but we'll probably need to wait for E3 before any details are confirmed.
Batman: Arkham Origins isn't the only high profile Xbox 720 / PlayStation 4 title on Warner Bros.' plate. The company is working with the NetherRealm studio on the superhero fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Are you more excited about Batman: Arkham Origins or NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat-esque take on a superhero mashup?