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Watch 10 minutes of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate gameplay

Watch 10 minutes of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate gameplay

There's a Vita and 3DS spin-off, remember?

Armature has released a new video showcasing 10 minutes of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate gameplay footage.

The footage, captured from the Vita version of the game (there's a 3DS version, too) and narrated by Armature game director Mark Pacini, showcases Blackgate's 2.5D Metroidvania-style gameplay as well as the prison level design.

We also get a good look at how Armature reworked techniques such as Detective Mode, which players of the home console Arkham games will be familiar with, to fit the 2.5D perspective and the Vita's touchscreen. We also see Batman in combat and stealth situations.

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Batman: Arkham Origins' Wii U and physical PC versions will launch later in Europe

Warner Bros. has told Eurogamer that Batman: Arkham Origins' Wii U and physical PC versions will arrive in Europe on 8th November, a fortnight later than the game's launch on other platforms.

Strangely, the same isn't true elsewhere. In North America, the game's worldwide release date - next Friday, 25th October - applies across every version.

It's unclear what the difference is in Europe.

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Batman: Arkham Origins announced for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360

Batman: Arkham Origins announced for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360

UPDATE: Black Mask is the main villain, the world will be twice as big as Arkham City.

UPDATE 2: Further details have emerged about Batman: Arkham Origins. Notably that its main antagonist is Black Mask, who orchestrates a city-wide manhunt for Batman among Gotham's outlaw population.

The game world will be approximately twice as big as it was in Arkham City. The north half of Origins' map will be similar to the setting of Arkham City, although it won't have giant prison walls surrounding it and Amusement Mile won't be flooded. There will also be more Christmas decorations, giving it a sort of Batman Returns vibe.

The south half of the map will be New Gotham, which is described as a classier part of town with more skyscrapers. Given the larger setting, players will be able to move about faster thanks to the Batwing offering a mode of fast travel. Players will need to dismantle hacked towers that emit jamming signals though before they can fly to certain regions.

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