Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Trailer Shows The Metroid-esque Game

By Ishaan . August 30, 2013 . 10:00am

Warner Bros. have shared a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, the portable sequel to Arkham Origins headed to the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. As previously detailed, the game is a side-scrolling Metroid-esque game with interconnected areas. Watch the trailer below:



Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be available on October 25th, the same day as Batman: Arkham Origins for PC and consoles.

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  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    This has my eye while the console versions feel like COD

    • Lloyd Christmas

      Feels like COD? Wut?

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        I believe he means in terms of how there are yearly installments with few to no changes in terms of gameplay.

        • Lloyd Christmas

          Isn’t that how all sequels are though? Besides, the Arkham series isn’t a yearly installment like AC or COD.

          Arkham Asylum – 2009
          Arkham City – 2011
          Arkham Origins – 2013

  • I’ll be watching this with interest. I wasn’t crazy about the console Arkham games, but I’ve been waiting on Armature’s first project for ages.

    The thing that has me worried though is the combat. If Castlevania: Mirror of Fate ought to have taught us anything, it’s that simply carrying over the combat system from a 3D console action game to a 2.5D handheld game isn’t necessarily a good idea. I hope they’ve streamlined it in a way that makes sense for its platform/perspective.

    • Solomon_Kano

      There was a mission for Arkham City’s challenge mode that was entirely on a 2D plane and it worked very well. My favorite challenge map, in fact.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Bronze Tiger!

    Interesting to see him here. He’ll also be on Arrow this fall, so he’s getting a lot of love in a short period of time.

  • Guest

    My lil’ bro loves these Batman games… so I’ll have to buy it
    But with that Retro pedigree, this should be fun!

  • subsamuel01

    Looks like the 3DS version of the game based on the footage. I’m surprised they didn’t go with the vita version at least for the trailer.

  • Spirit Macardi

    It’s amazing just how accurately Troy Baker has imitated Mark Hammil’s Joker. The man has one of the most diverse vocal ranges of all time.

  • leingod

    OMG Wolverine has a grudge against Batman too?

    Game looks sick. Some people say they would’ve prefered a portable version of regular Arkham Origins, but personally I’m glad they are different games.

  • This looks like the definitive metroidvania game for this generation. I would love if armature made a handheld castlevania after this one. Buying it on launch.

    • leingod

      If this game turns out to be as good as it looks / sounds, then definetely! I’d love a 2.5D Castlevania made by other people than Mercurysteam.

      • Yeah. One thing that I really like about the game from the trailers is emphasis on story. Metroidvania games are usually not known for their story. Let us see how it goes..

  • Chee Yang

    I like the drawing. Looks like the Batman short in China.

  • InfectedAI

    After seeing demo gameplay I’m less excited. Seems a bit unpolished. Small things, like the glide kick impact looking very weak, but they all add up. Also if I were to get it I’d get the 3DS version and the textures on it look washed out.

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