If the Batman trilogy can go any darker, the creative minds behind the hugely popular Arkham videogames will be able to achieve it. With the winged hero already making the smooth transition from big screen to home consoles, the guys at Warner Bros. Interactive have a lot to live up to with Arkham Origins.

“That’s the time in his career we loved, and we believe it dovetailed very appropriately with being a player in a video game — that feeling of raw empowerment that comes from knowing the people you’re fighting in the world are scared of you,” senior producer Ben Mattes. told The L.A Times’ Hero Complex. “They are genuinely worried about what happens when you get your hands on them. That creates a very strong feeling of power that we want to put in the hands of the players.” The questionable morality attached to Batman’s actions has been the fulcrum of the hugely popular films, and that aspect has found roots in the game, too. But Origins, which takes place 9 years before the events of Arkham Asylum, will delve even deeper into the universe so skilfully translated by Christopher Nolan.

Arkham Origins will be out on October 25th for the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 video game consoles, and will also be released on PC. With both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City posting impressive scores on Metacritic (92% and 94% respectively), there’s a lot to live up to, but we’re confident Warner Bros. Interactive can come up with the best game yet.

Arkham CityThe press lauch for the Arkham City game