Batman: Arkham Origins is a 2013 video game developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windowsand the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 video game consoles. Based on the DC Comicssuperhero Batman, it is the successor to the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City and is the third main installment in the Batman: Arkham series. It was released worldwide on October 25, 2013.
Written by Corey May, Ryan Galletta and Dooma Wendschuh, the game’s main storyline is set five years before that of 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and follows a younger, less-refined Batman. A bounty is placed on him by crime lord Black Mask, drawing eight of the world’s greatest assassins toGotham City on Christmas Eve. The villains, including the Joker and Anarky, take advantage of the chaos to launch nefarious schemes, while Gotham City police try to apprehend Batman.
The game, played from a third-person perspective, focuses on Batman’s combat and stealth abilities, detective skills, and gadgets for combat and exploration. Aside from the main story, Batman can help the police deal with crimes, and confront other supervillains terrorizing the city. Arkham Origins introduces the ability for Batman to virtually recreate crimes, allowing him to investigate the scene and identify the culprit. The game is the first in the series with multiplayer capability. Warner Bros. Games Montréal took over development duties for Arkham Origins from series creatorsRocksteady Studios.
While the game received generally positive reviews, it was criticized for replicating previous Arkhamgames’ content and unnecessarily modifying it, while the multiplayer aspect was considered an unnecessary addition to the series. A companion game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, was released with Arkham Origins for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and a spin-off mobile game for the iOS and Android platforms was released in October 2013. An animated sequel, Batman: Assault on Arkham, was released in 2014, and a successor game, Batman: Arkham Knight, was released in June 2015.
1. Once extracted, right-click on the Batman Arkham Origins app, and Show Package Contents. Navigate to Contents/Resources/drive_c/Batman – Arkham Origins/Single Player/Binaries/Win32/.
2. To change the language from Russian to English, within the folder you just navigated to:
a) Open 3DMGAME.ini with TextEdit (or any other text editor), and change the second-to-last line from
“Language=russian” to “Language=english”. Save and close the file.
b) Open steam_api.ini, and change the last line to “Language=english”, obviously without quotes. Save and close the file.
3. Now, to actually get the game to run, navigate to Contents/MacOS. Right-click on WineskinLauncher,
and choose Make Alias. Rename the new file to something like “Arkham Origins”, and drag it to your desktop.
4. Close all the finder windows you opened, and double-click on the file you just dragged to the desktop.
A Terminal window should appear. Don’t close it. A few seconds later, the game will launch, and the writing won’t be in Cyrillic.