The successor to the 2011 video game Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins takes an unexpected cue from 1988’s Die Hard.

In an interview with Game Informer, Creative director Eric Holmes said, “Batman isn’t Batman until there’s music and lighting. Otherwise it’s a guy standing there in a costume and it looks like a convention.”

“One of our inspirations for that is Die Hard, which I think is one of the greatest movies ever made, but it’s also a Christmas movie, right? One thing they use in there is whenever McClane has an idea you hear the Christmas bells.

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So the moment for example when he has the two bullets left for his pistol and he knows Hans has his wife… then you see the Chirstmas tape and the camera punches in. You hear the same thing just before he sends the guy down the elevator… all of his ideas are little Christmas moments,” said Holmes.

Holmes was asked if the famous Batman parody of “Jingle Bells” would make an appearance in the game, to that he said:

“No comment… One thing I can say to partly answer that is there’s no Robin at this part of the continuity. There’s no concept of Robin. Batman works alone.

Who knows, perhaps the first egg may be laid…,” he concluded.

Previously, Arkham Origins will feature multiplayer.

Batman: Arkham Origins will releases on October 25, 2013 for Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

 

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Source: Game Informer

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