Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate confirmed for 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC

[UPDATE] Warner Bros. says it's official.

[UPDATE] Warner Bros. has confirmed that Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U. Original developer Armature Studio will be handling the console and PC port, which will be released digitally on April 2 for £15.99 (about $19.99).

The original story is below.

Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, last year's 3DS and Vita spin-off of Batman: Arkham Origins, could be getting a release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

A page on the Xbox Games Store shows the game lists the game for release on March 25, which was spotted overnight by internet sleuth Lifelower. If the game is coming to Xbox 360, then presumably we can expect the game to also come out on PlayStation 3.

"Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition amplifies the 2.5-D game with new maps, enemy encounters, difficulty levels, batsuits, and enhanced visuals," reads the product description.

"A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight's past. Featuring stealth gameplay, free-flow combat, and Batman's famed arsenal of gadgets, the genuine Arkham experience is reproduced in a deep, action packed side-scrolling adventure."

Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate was developed by Armature Studios, which was founded by a trio ex-Retro Studios developers in 2008. The studio has also handled the Vita versions of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

"The first few hours of Blackgate provide an exciting glimpse of what might have been a great game, but it slowly falls apart, hour by hour, villain by villain," wrote Peter Brown in GameSpot's review of the original Vita version of Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate.

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157 comments
ksbwings
ksbwings

Wow, New Origin ver series.


I believe this style of graphic is supposed for IP & AND gaming since th graphic style is more suitable for small devices.


SixTwoOne
SixTwoOne

WAIT for GOTY... everything will be included. Remember the two previous Arkhams... same thing.

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Didn't this game get horrible reviews on handhelds? Why would anyone buy this on consoles. Have they even patched Origins yet? Nope.

elbauto
elbauto

Save my money for the on-development Arkham City Rocksteady sequel

jediknight52501
jediknight52501

hate me all you want, i am so buying this game on the 360. it is going to be the best game ever ported to the 360.

hekifier
hekifier

Nobody's actually going to go out and spend money on this crap, right?

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

Hey you can slap on new lipstick on that pig and trot it out but at the end of the day its still shit

SerJohnnyMenace
SerJohnnyMenace

I'll pass ! Heyyyy how about that Titanfall game that's coming out in March ? Who's gettin it ?

firehawk998
firehawk998

Well judging what  WBGames pulled off last time ( even though its made by complete different studio not WB Montreal) in order to fix any bugs that will come with this game. I will have to buy DLC for it or they will not fix it. No thanks if this what the future is for gaming I dont want any part in it.

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

eh... giving how horribly glitchy and broken Arkham Origins is.. i'll pass and keep replaying the excellent Arkham City instead

minkbikini
minkbikini

it was a better game (even 2.5D) than Arkham Origins console

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

If it has bugs, don't expect Warner Bros to fix them. they'll be busy with the DLC.

frosted_fox
frosted_fox

I could have told you this was gonna be ported to consoles lol

This always happens. Just like I think Bayonetta 2 will eventually be on PS4 and Xbox One someday.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Sorry but after the shit you pulled with your most recent game Origins....no way in hell am i buying that. Officially boycotted.

smitch02
smitch02

ya'll do me a favor? Grow a pair. Its gonna be good. If you think otherwise just go away. Naysayers beware

weisguy119
weisguy119

I can't be the only one who only had a handful of minor glitches during my two playthroughs of Arkham Origins and thoroughly enjoyed it and the Initiation DLC.

nomadski69
nomadski69

"We're not going to fix the game you have bought, buy this game instead!" - Warner Brothers spokesman.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@firehawk998  What the matter a new game was on Portable devices and now on Consoles and PC!

it's Great!

tom2750
tom2750

@thekazumalord  horribly glitchy and broken? as most gamer's do your are exaggerating it is not even close to broken

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@frosted_fox  uhh you realize Bayonetta 2 has nothing in common with handheld games that are ported to consoles... right?

Bowser05
Bowser05

@victorinvictus9  What was wrong with Blackgate? It played just fine. Do people seriously not understand that Blackgate is NOT made by the same company? Origins was WB Montreal. Blackgate was Armature Studio. 

Bowser05
Bowser05

@weisguy119  How is that relevant? This isn't the same game and it's made by another company.

chipface-z
chipface-z

@weisguy119 I didn't notice any significant glitches during my playthrough of the PC version.  I look forward to this coming out.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@nomadski69  This game isn't developed by WB. This is developed by Armature. God I wish people would take a second to understand what's going on just for once.

firehawk998
firehawk998

@Wahab_MinSeo @firehawk998  It is given that any game no matter how great will have bugs and glitches and the dev should fix them up before moving to making DLC. What I was refering to was not this game coming to consoles that isnt the problem. The problem is when this game does have glitches and bug dont expect them to fix it.

minkbikini
minkbikini

@tom2750 @thekazumalord BAO console was pretty broken

Marky360
Marky360

tom2750

And that proves you didn't actually play Arkham Origins at all.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@jsmoke03 @WolfGrey  It's a completely different company that made Blackgate though. Don't knock on that game because you don't like the developer that made the console game. That's completely unfair.

weisguy119
weisguy119

It's relevant because I was addressing the dozens of posts complaining about Arkham Origins by expressing the fact that I had very few problems with Origins and thoroughly enjoyed it and the Initiation DLC.

weisguy119
weisguy119

Mine was PC also. Either we had the magical setup the game worked just fine on, or people need to check their setups for stability.

nomadski69
nomadski69

@Bowser05 @nomadski69 The game is being published by WB, just like Arkham Origins was.

God I wish people would take a second to understand what's going on just for once. 

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@firehawk998 @Wahab_MinSeo Your Right But glitches is everywhere in most of games, i know they need to focus on Fixing the glitches then Bring Batman Arkham Origins Blackgat game on Consoles and PC

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@Bowser05 @WolfGrey @ioshilee @jsmoke03  No, it's WB's fault that the game is screwed up. And it's WB who's telling them to do something else instead of fix it.

1) Boycotting does not benefit anybody... except the person boycotting. They stand to gain a better product or a better quality company when the former collapses.

2) Why would a consumer willingly buy something they can't trust the publisher won't screw up again? It seems to be a justifiable reason that you don't trust the publisher and thus don't want to buy the game.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@WolfGrey @Bowser05 @ioshilee @jsmoke03  I'm curious, do you have something against Armature too? Or are they merely an acceptable loss in the form of collateral damage? Honestly I'm not familiar with any of their works...I'm just tired of people acting like it's Armature's fault that WB Montreal's game is screwed up.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@ioshilee @Bowser05 @jsmoke03 @WolfGrey  I'm curious. How many Ubisoft, EA, Capcom or Activision/Blizzard games have you purchased and enjoyed? Do you like all 4 of these publishers? Are you willingly going to boycott a game and screw a developer you like merely because the publisher is being a jerk? You know who benefits from this? NOBODY. There are better ways to get the point to the publisher without destroying perfectly legitimate developers.

ioshilee
ioshilee

@Bowser05 @jsmoke03 @WolfGrey  That IS fair. How else can we tell a publisher, that he must support and fix the crap he is producing as a final product? Words mean nothing to them. only money. Warner Bros. could force the Origin's devs to fix the god damn game and behave themselves. 

Marky360
Marky360

nazgoroth

Wow I couldn't have said that better myself I agreed completely.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@Bowser05 @nazgoroth @victorinvictus9  

Anything having to remotely do with Warner should be boycotted, their policy towards customers make Electronic arts seem saints...

You've paid for the game, now fuck off... is pretty much their policy.

So i'm sorry but Warner can die, and armature can die with them. Most of the money paid for a game goes to the publisher, so buying this will bring money to warner bro's pockets.

Looking at your previous posts you seem like an extremly gullible consumer. (i'd advice revising that)

Bowser05
Bowser05

@nazgoroth @Bowser05 @victorinvictus9  Right. I understand that...but the publisher doesn't MAKE the game. Boycotting the publisher because you are unhappy with how it handles one of its subsidiaries at the expense of another perfectly legitimate developer seems kind of juvenile. Is it worth jeopardizing Armature for the sake of making a point to WB Games?

nomadski69
nomadski69

Nice novel.

If you had paid closer attention you would have noticed I never mentioned Armature, I mentioned WB.

They took the decision not to fund further fixes for an existing franchise while funding development of a secondary one.

Keep up.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@nomadski69 @Bowser05  Maybe if you understood a little bit more. The publisher does indeed control the business side of development, it is still the developer's fault that the game isn't being fixed...and that the game is broken to begin with. WB as a publisher did NOT make BAO. No publisher makes games. They merely oversee the process and assure that the game is being developed in a way that fits their business model. As a programmer myself, I can tell you that even with allocating resources to creating new content, it really isn't that complicated to have a small team set out to fix bugs like this. In fact, almost every big developer has a team set out specifically for that task. Sorry buddy, but your attempts at being snide are meaningless. The blame ultimately lies with WB Montreal, not with WB the publisher.


The best comparison I can make is with Blizzard (I know people will disagree with me...but the numbers do not). They got acquired by Activision as a publisher. Activision has a knack for forcing tough deadlines and trying to rake in as much money as possible...but Blizzard has still managed to assure that their games are high in quality (I mean production value...whether you like their games or not is irrelevant) and they have teams set out to always fix issues. As a result, their games are constantly being fixed.


So I repeat again...it's not fair to knock Armature for WB Montreal's shortcomings.