Everyone has heard about Batman: Arkham Origins: we’ve seen tons of footage and trailers to prove it. But Origins‘ little brother, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, the handheld game being developed by Armature Studios that will be releasing along the console version at the same time, has received a little less attention. Blackgate‘s newly unveiled trailer, “Under New Management, finally seeks to solve that problem.
The trailer, which you can view below, shows off the gameplay and visuals, which holds up the Arkham series look surprisingly well, although it is unsure whether the trailer is showing off the Vita or the 3DS version of the game (or if there’s any difference between them at all). Cinematics seem to use both a dark comic style and the in-engine graphics, with most of the game taking place in a 2.5D world. The game is also fully narrated, and tasks Batman with taking on all of the prisoners in Blackgate Prison to save the hostages within, giving us the Arkham Asylum treatment, but in a side-scrolling stealth platformer that you can take on-the-go.
Batman will face a variety of characters from the Batman universe, including Arkham Origins‘ main villain, Black Mask, Joker (whom we can’t seem to get enough of), Solomon Grundy, Penguin, Deadshot and Catwoman, among others. Batman will have his usual tricks, including his grappling hook, his martial arts, his batarangs, and–as always–the environment itself to take on enemies.
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate will be releasing to the PS Vita and 3DS alongside Batman: Arkham Origins on October 25th later this year. To preorder the game, check out the Batman: Arkham Origins website for more details.