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Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate to run on the Bluepoint Engine

Viva la Vita: "While Warner Brothers Montreal had most of the spotlight this week with their announcement of Batman Arkham Origins for PS3/360/Wii U/PC the publisher also announced a separate game coming to PSVita and 3DS. Developed by Armature Studio, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate is a sequel to the upcoming console game. Rather than being a third person action game like the console releases Blackgate takes a different approach and is a 2.5D Metroid/Castlevania inspired side-scroller. Now Armature have revealed on Twitter that the game will be running on a modified version of the Bluepoint Engine, a middleware suite developed by Bluepoint Games, the studio known for Blast Factor, and the HD conversions of God of War I & II, Shadow of the Colosus & Ico, as well as the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. This is good news for Vita owners because Bluepoint did the Vita port of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, which ran on the Bluepoint Engine, and is one of the most technically impressive games on the platform as it runs at native res, and 60 frames per second. This will mark the first time the Bluepoint Engine will be used on a Nintendo platform."

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r211705d ago

I hope this just means the vita is the lead platform.

morganfell1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

Either way the Vita and gamers are getting shortended when it could have run the same version as the PS3/360.

nevin11705d ago

Do you think the 3DS can handle the PS3/360 version of Batman?

r211705d ago

It could have run a lowered down version or its own open world spin off but this is better than no batman game at all.

Jaybob851705d ago

While I agree Vita could run the PS3/360 version, I'm happy it's a different game.
Because I'm going to play it on PS3, if it was the same game I probably wouldn't want to play it again so soon but that it's a different style of game I can't wait! And I love metroidvania style games, I'm really enjoying guacamelee right now.

chrisgay1705d ago

I think this is a brilliant portable alternative and I'm actually planning on picking this up over its console counterpart...

stuntman_mike1704d ago

i'm loving these 2.5D metroidvania games at the moment i hope they release flashback HD on vita aswell.

1703d ago