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Batman: Arkham Origins announced, new handheld game Blackgate also announced

Batman Arkham Origins has just been announced for PC, Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The game is set several years before the previous chapters in the series and sees you taking control of a younger Batman. Players will also meet younger versions of his enemies.

In addition, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate has also been announced for 3DS and Vita platforms, with both games set to arrive on October 25th this year.

Game Informer will feature both games in its next issue.

A new Batman game for consoles + Batman for Vita and 3DS? Yes please.

Edited On 09 Apr, 2013

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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I'll only be happy if they get Mark Hammill back to do teh Joker voice, or if they leave Joker out all together. Can't see another guy doing the voice and having the same effect. Loved the original 2 though so hopefully they keep up the story ability in this to be as good.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
It won't be popular for me to say, but I really didn't like Arkham City. I am the biggest fan there is for the first game, I loved it, I loved how they included the lore and taught me a couple of things about the story. But City and it's open city thing just seemed badly planned to me. What made Asylum great was the claustrophobic feel to the setting and the corridor gameplay that meant you didn't really give you time to breathe. I didn't enjoy City, I didn't finish City, and it will take a lot of work to get me excited for a third game. Although, ironically, and possibly hypocritically, I'm curious as to the portable version.
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Dead 4 years ago
Didn't like City either, the open world just seemed superfluous. Not sure about the sound of this, I have a horrible image of a teenage Batman and Joker.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Batman: Kids. A bunch of kids make fake superhero outfits because they get bullied at Halloween. And madness ensues!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
The best part for me about City was the fact that you got a load of different villians at different parts and you could go up against them at different times and not from what the story told you to do. I could take a break from chasing down a cure and go and take on the mad hatter in his mental world. Some of them weren't very thought out, but they were good distractions.
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iMerle iDixon 4 years ago
I liked both of them, but the freeroam in city, did feel a bit pointless and shoe horned in, just so they could say, 'hey look we have a whole city to explore', and don't get me started on the sheer amount of riddler trophies, the whole map was just littered in green crap, because of them ruining atmosphere of the map.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
WB Montreal are in charge of this one. The chaps who did Arkham City Wii U version. Which was....ok I guess. More excited about the 3DS one. Made by the leads from Metroid Prime trilogy.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
No Rocksteady has me wary on the home console title. Was interested in the Vita release until I realised it's probably going to be an up-port of the 3DS game... which isn't an appealing prospect.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I think I'm going to love this anyway... just not those stupid campaign riddler challenges this time please they sucked.
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theadj 4 years ago
If you didn't like the open world in city I heard that this one is twice as big. Still really enjoyed city and apparently they are still using the modified game engine rocksteady built their arkham games with, so can't be too bad. Just hope they don't mess with the combat which was pretty much perfected in city.

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