Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - 3DS/2DS

Also known as: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate: Deluxe Edition

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Also for: PC, PSVita, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 2.5D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Armature Studio Soft. Co.: Warner Brothers
Publishers: Warner Brothers (GB)
Released: 8 Nov 2013 (GB)
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Ratings: PEGI 16+
No Accessories: No accessories


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The Caped Crusader is about to have a very dark night indeed.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a companion game to Origins on console but arguably stays closer to its predecessors - Arkham Asylum and Arkham City - than the console game. An explosion has rocked Blackgate and allowed some of the inmates to seize control of the prison. The Joker, Penguin and Black Mask have all carved themselves off some territory Batman enters the fray to restore order, but you'd better believe the inmates won't go down easily.

The action has been shifter to a 2.5D, side-scrolling viewpoint, but many of the gameplay elements that have made the series such a success on console have been re-interpreted for the format. The exploration and stealth elements are most certainly intact. Batman can glide, grapple, clamber and crouch to get around the maze of Blackgate, taking down enemies from the shadows with tools such as his batarangs or explosive gels. Detective Mode is present and accounted for, too, with careful scrutiny liable to uncover new equipment that will, in turn, open up new routes.

Free-flow combat is back too, of course, with enemies lurking out of sight before piling in for no-holds-barred fisticuffs.

Arkham Origins: Blackgate may very well be the Batman game you need...


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