As 2D-X Senior Reviews Editor Tim Torres sat down to play Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate for Nintendo 3DS at New York Comic Con, he looked at the 2.5D graphics and thought, “Uh-oh. This could be another Castlevania: Lord of Shadows: Mirror of Fate situation.” The parallels are there. Each title has one too many subtitles. They’re mini versions of console-sized brawlers. They both share Metroid‘s style of exploration and item-hunting. They’re both stopgaps between larger console sequels and both, at least from his time with this demo, felt like misguided ideas.