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BatmanThere's been some uncertainty and skepticism surrounding Batman: Arkham Origins for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbo 360, Nintendo Wii U, and PC ever since it was revealed that Arkham City developer Rocksteady was not at the helm on this project.  Can Warner Bros. Games Montreal live up to the Arkham legacy with its first original Batman project?  Will Origins follow on as a legitimate successor to the greatness that has preceded it?  At E3 this week, the studio has put together a twenty-minute presentation to show off a piece of Origins and establish that the spirit of Arkham City is alive and well in this prequel.  The gameplay demo on display shows off some of Batman's new tricks such as the enhanced Detective Mode which allows players to reconstruct and study crime scenes, the remote claw gadget, and the expansive open world structure that grants additional freedom to players.  While it's not right to judge an entire unfinished game based on a E3 demo, I like what I see here and feel better about Origins overall.  If nothing else, watching this demo makes me want to go replay Arkham City while I wait for Origins to release in October, so it must be doing something right.  Be sure to stick around to the end of the video for a surprise appearance from an old friend.  If nothing else, I want to know what happens next.  That's the mark of a great E3 demo: always leave 'em wanting more.