The end of this week sees the release of two potentially fantastic Batman games.

One is for the PS3 and 360 and it's called Batman: Arkham Origins . You may have heard of it. It's slated to arrive on October 25 and it's gonna be totally, wickedly bad-ass .

Don't take our word for it; just check out the launch trailer that came out today. It features a very serious, very muscular, very deadly Batman, who makes quick work of his enemies. There's a certain intimidating foreboding in the atmosphere, as if Gotham is somehow even darker than usual. Expect great drama that may even go beyond standard comic fare, and expect another excellent combat mechanic along with all sorts of cool toys.

By the way, the other title is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the Vita. Get 'em both to get the full effect.