Fine Art: If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing

If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing

No offence to the guys making the latest Batman games, which look great in their own muscly way, but Batman is a comic book character. Wouldn't it look cooler if the games looked more like a comic? Especially one this fantastic?

These images are the work of Callum Alexander Watt, a British artist who we've featured a few times here before (mostly because he's one of my absolute favourite artists in the games industry).

They're for Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate, a great (and almost immediately forgotten) handheld game from earlier this year. If you've played the game, you'll know that this art was "animated" in a very simple style for cutscenes, but wouldn't playing the entire game like this be the best?

You can see more of the pics (and indeed more of Callum's work) at the link below.

Batman Blackgate Cinematics [Callum Alexander Watt, via CAW]

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If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing
If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing

Comments

    If someone, anyone could make a Batman game like this, my freakin' dreams would come true...

    Holy crap that looks amazing. A Batman game that looks like this needs to happen.

    Ooh that is more than a little pretty and I can imagine it being sweet as hell playing a game that looked like that. Elegant minimalism at its best

    Sort of reminds me of the visual style of that one hardcore beat em up on the wii where you could kill people by impaling them with signs

      Madworld, yeah!

      I could see this as a gorgeous 2.5D side to side sort of game honestly. A kind of Batman-Metroidvania style game with this sort of graphical style.

        Well blackgate was one of those 2.5d metroidvania style games wasn't it? I seem to recall mentions of it being better than shadow complex which is pretty high praise. All it's missing is the art style. This is why we need console mods damnit!

        I'm planning to get blackgate if these handle things I ordered for my vita manage to make the system useable again with my fucked up hands

          Ow man what happened to your hands?

          Yeah these ARE the screenshots from Blackgates cinematics, but I'd love a game animated in that celshaded format :)

          Last edited 14/12/13 12:10 am

            Just arthritis, had it since I was about 16 or so, along with the premature greying, thanks mum! Although since it was a choice between that or inheriting my dad's premature baldness and death by heart attack, I figure I got the least objectionable of the 2 options.

            I'm really hoping the handles work since I nearly can't use the vita for long enough to be worth it, the weird claw grip I have to hold it in hurts a bit too rapidly thanks to tiny sticks & gigantic hands

              Well, yeah I'd say you got the better end of the deal there then :\ sucks about your dad :\

              I heard these work well for people with arthritis, my hands in cold weather are starting to react poorly, just turned 36 and realised Im no longer 21 lol. My knees too, was in the dojo the other month trying to do some kicks and my knee gave way. Ugh. My First world problems and all that lol. Nothing compared to yours though.

              But yeah this was what that Ocean Marketing douchebag messed up for that guy who built a truly excellent product. Dunno if it might help, not for the vita but incase it might help with other controllers? They have a ps3 variant as well.

              http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/additional/large/eb03_avenger_controller_inuse.jpg

    yep. But there's a lot more to a game than graphics and art direction.

      There's always gotta be someone to piss in the cornflakes... but you're not normally like that. Why you :\

      Last edited 13/12/13 11:36 pm

        I get around that problem by eating special k instead

          Someone could piss in the all bran my ex used to make me eat... would surely give it some damn flavour.

    Style reminds me of Mark of the Ninja. I enjoyed that.

      Yep, I thought the same thing. Klei should totally do a batman game.

    So you want Batman: Blackgate? Buy a Vita and enjoy, its awesome.

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