Last Year's Portable Batman Hits Consoles And PC In April

Two Batman games came out last year. The big console version, Batman: Arkham Origins, came from a new development studio. That game's overshadowed, on-the-go semi-sequel Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate came from Armature, a collective of creators who helped make the great Metroid Prime games. Previously released only for 3DS and Vita, Blackgate now gets its own chance to find an audience on bigger screens with a downloadable Deluxe Edition. Thank goodness they're not adding another colon.

Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate — Deluxe Edition upgrades the game released for handhelds with enhanced graphics and a new map and navigation system. From the release:

Previously available only for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition brings the content of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate to console and PC with enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics, a new map & hint system for improved navigation and objective tracking, 5.1 surround sound, a fully voiced narrative and a captivating storyline. In addition to all previous released suits, players will be able to unlock the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin by registering for or signing into a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.

After gang-fuelled uprisings occur within the walls of Blackgate Prison, Batman is called in to restore order and put an end to the rebellion before the chaos implodes. As the story progresses, players will explore deep inside the bowels of this remote island penitentiary and discover what happened after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins and learn more details of the Dark Knight's past.

The game is due out on April 1 on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 for $US19.99.


    Was this good @jimu ?

    Grumble grumble US$19 means AU$91 over here. Grumble.

      Just kidding, I wouldn't mind playing this one on PC actually. Good thing I held out.

    Its not a bad little game thus far, the main downside I have with is, oddly enough is the combat feels rather clunky

    Tempted to get it on the cheap on PC to play it on the big screen.

    Batman was basically Antman on the 3DS screen.

    Um, is the Vita getting these improvements in a patch? Because the confusing map system and difficulty in finding your way around was one of the major complaints about the title, along with the need for backtracking.

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