The expectations for a Batman title nowadays are substantial. The two critically acclaimed titles from developer Rocksteady has set the bar so high that anything short of brilliant pales in comparison. Bringing the franchise to a handheld and capturing the same expectations is no easy feat.
Armature Studio, a team made from veterans of the Metroid Prime series, delivers to the Vita and 3DS Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, a Metroidvania-style sidescrolling adventure game. While the other Arkham titles focused on a mixture of combat and stealth, Blackgate takes more focus in exploration and puzzle solving.