WB Games has announced the next game in it's series of Batman games, titled Batman: Arkham Origins. This will be the first game in the series not to be developed by Rocksteady Games, instead being handed off to WB Montreal.
Despite it's title, this isn't an origin story for Batman, but rather the origin of some of the big characters in the universe and how he comes to meet them. Arkham Origins will also be the first Arkham game to be set on the streets of Gotham City, and not in a prison. According to the developer video (below) the story begins as seven of the worlds greatest assassins descend on Gotham City with the intention of killing Batman, on Christmas Eve no less.
Arkham Origins is coming on October 25th to Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. A side story game called Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will release for the 3DS and PSVita on the same day.
Via Game Informer