After months (or, really, years) of buildup, Batman: Arkham Origins is hitting store shelves today. With all the stuff we've seen from the game so far, it hardly seems to need to prove much to fans, but a set of launch-day screenshots proves something, anyway: There will be fighting. Lots and lots of fightng.

Right off the *ahem* bat, fans will recognize a number of Arkham Origins combatants, including baddie Black Mask and Katana. For players curious as to why Katana looks to be slicing and dicing Batman instead of helping him like she's known to do in the Outsiders and on Cartoon Network's imperiled Beware the Batman series, now's as good a time as any to find out.

Check out all of the new Batman: Arkham Origins launch day images below.

 

 

Batman: Arkham Origins is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC now.