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