The Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate wiki last edited by HyperPaul on 07/18/14 08:07PM View full history

Overview

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a side-scrolling action-adventure game developed by Armature Studio. It was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on October 25th, 2013. A digital-only HD port subtitled "Deluxe Edition" was released for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on April 1st, 2014. Alongside improved textures and support for higher resolutions, the Deluxe Edition includes support for 5.1 surround sound and subtle gameplay improvements.

Development

Blackgate was developed by Armature Studio using the Bluepoint Engine. Armature founders Mark Pacini, Todd Keller and Jack Matthews are veterans of Retro Studios where they worked on the Metroid Prime series. Blackgate is Armature's first original game.

Gameplay

Many of the Arkham games' signature mechanics survive the transition to 2.5D.

Arkham Origins Blackgate translates many of the series' signature mechanics, including the free-flow combat system, the predator stealth system and detective vision, to a 2-dimensional plane.

Like original Arkham Asylum, Blackgate features the type of non-linear exploration typically associated with the Metroidvania sub-genre.

Story

Much of the story is told through motion-graphic cutscenes

Three months after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman is forced to return to Blackgate Penitentiary after the Joker, the Penguin and Black Mask each gain control of a prision wing following a large explosion.

With help from Catwoman, Batman must infiltrate each wing, free hostages taken by the inmates, and defeat the villains responsible. The player can choose to tackle the bosses in any order, resulting in a unique ending for each boss tackled last.

System Requirements

MinimumRecommended
OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHzProcessor: Intel Core i5-750 2.67 GHz, AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAMMemory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS, AMD Radeon HD 3850Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 560, AMD Radeon HD 6950
Direct X: Version 10DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connectionNetwork: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 3 GB available spaceHard Drive: 3 GB available space
Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX 9.0b and below not supportedAdditional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX 9.0b and below not supported

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