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June 16, 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate E3 2,013 Gameplay from PlayStation Vita and details from the game
Gameplay footage from the PlayStation Vita version captured by http://www.youtube.com/xlogicalzx
Thanks to xlogicalzx for giving me permission to show the gameplay in this video.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is the new video game with a 2.5D perspective (2D action in a 3D world) developed by Armature Studio, key developers of the Metroid Prime series.
The game is scheduled to release worldwide October 25, 2,013 for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
The story takes place three months after the end of Batman: Arkham Origins and is set on the isolated island at the Blackgate Penitentiary.
The game starts with an intro level in Gotham. A prison uprising has occurred and Batman (voiced by Roger Craig Smith from Arkham Origins) has to go in and figure out what's going on.
As you have just seen from the gameplay video, in Origins Blackgate Batman will meet Catwoman for the first time (voiced by Grey DeLisle, same actress from Arkham City), and will also begin to forge a relationship with a young Captain Gordon.
All the key gameplay mechanics from the previous Arkham games, such as grappling, gliding, crouching and climbing, are implemented in a 2.5D space.
The explosive gel - now called "gel launcher" - has been designed to be shot over a distance, rather than sprayed on a surface.
The Freeflow Combat system from the other Arkham games has been built from the ground up. Batman will still move from left to right, but will also have the ability to move in the foreground or the background.
The game does not feature an XP system, but everything is item-based. You can pick up items and upgrades while playing.
In the predator rooms, players will be able to see the sightlines of the enemies, which allows to know whether Batman can be seen or not by enemies. If you use the detective mode, Batman will change color based on their proximity or based on how close he is to being seen.
The game features silent takedowns, vantage points, floor grates, glide kicks, weapon use, and breakable walls from the previous games. The level design will also allow the player to face the bosses of the game in any order, at anytime.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will use a checkpoint system to save, but players will also have the ability to save anywhere at any time.
The cutscenes will look like hand-drawn comics and will be fully voiced by the original cast of Batman: Arkham Origins.