Published on November 25th, 2013 | by Admin

Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate Hints & Tip

Mark Pacini Game Director at Armature Studio for Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate has released some great videos for the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Blackgate is a 2.5D Metroidvania take on the popular Batman: Arkham series. The game itself takes place three months after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins, where Batman is sent in to investigate a riot at Blackgate Prison.

We recorded several “Case Files” to both introduce people to the game, as well as give a few hints here and there. We want you to be able to get the most out of Blackgate, as we tried to pour as much variety and intensity into it as possible.


FreeFlow Combat is one of the core pillars of the Batman: Arkham franchise, and we’ve adapted FreeFlow Combat from the console editions of the games into the 2.5D perspective of Blackgate. We had specific challenges in bringing this combat into the 2.5D plane on a completely different game engine, while maintaining the feeling of “being Batman” in combat.

This video highlights the various combat encounters in the game, including the different thug types, as well as some environmental effects that influence combat.


Prior to the final boss, Batman will encounter six boss characters. Here are a few quick tips for each boss, as they have totally different strategies. We don’t give everything away, but enough to help people along. Purists may want to skip this video, as there are some spoilers here!

  • Bronze      Tiger: Bronze Tiger is a hand-to-hand battle, but keep      in mind that after you find his weakness, he’ll evolve his fighting style,      so you’ll need to change it up.
  • Deadshot: Deadshot is the “man that never misses.” Luckily, his gun cannot      fire immediately, so as soon as the gun is about to fire, get behind      cover. Also, he is not a fan of spotlights shining is his face.
  • Solomon      Grundy: Being an undead monstrosity, Batman’s gadgets      (and fists) are useless against him. Scrub the whole environment in      detective mode to find things that could help you.
  • Penguin: his thugs have motion sensors and advanced weaponry that will      make life very difficult for Batman. You’ll want to find a way to pull the      munitions backpacks off of their backs at a safe distance before      descending on Penguin from above.
  • Black      Mask: at the beginning of the battle, Black Mask will      toss grenades while you fight his goons. You’ll want to flip over enemies      to dodge them. Afterwards, he will overload the generators and you’ll need      to shut down the three switches simultaneously.
  • The      Joker: the Joker can outrun Batman, so you’ll need to      quickly cross the room with the line launcher. Also, when the Joker takes      out his stun stick, you’ll want to use something in your utility belt to      short it out.

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