A line so easily recognized by any bat-fan might become the source of aggravation for some of them, as Arkham Origins‘ mode will put players to a real challenge. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Arkham Origins producer Guillaume Voghel talked about the new mode.
Voghel offered up details of the game’s I Am the Night mode, available after you complete the main game and New Game Plus.
“The main narrative arc and side missions last about 12 hours,” he explained, “and then you have all the collectibles. To get 100 per cent of that will take much, much longer. We have a new difficulty level, New Game Plus is coming pack – that’s really difficult – and when you’re done with that there’s I Am The Night mode – which is no saves and one life.”
UPDATE: Arkham Origins’ creative director Eric Holmes has now said via Twitter that you can actually save – but the no-death penalty remains.
Voghel also talked about the season pass’s Initiation DLC, a mode where you play as Bruce Wayne.
It’s the first time that the Arkham series has featured an environment outside Gotham, and the earliest playable sequence yet in the franchise’s canon.
“You play as Bruce Wayne learning to be a ninja, that’s a really cool one. Narratively there’s some added content that will give players a little more background story.”
It’ll offer you a chance to play as Wayne before he became the Bat and see him prove himself worthy to “his greatest teacher, Kirigi” – a ninja who taught Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Assassins.
“[But] it’s not League of Assassins, it’s ninja-related,” Voghel continued. “It’s when he learned to be a ninja and learned those techniques. He goes to a monastery – custom content was created for the DLC. You’ll be in Asia in the monastery. The team did a great job on that, it looks really good.”
Arkham Origins is really shaping up to potentially be something special, and, if ‘I am the Night’ mode is really as challenging as they say, it will certainly give us fans a real sense of pride to utter those four words. I for one cannot wait for this game, how about you guys?
Source – Eurogamer