Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita owners will soon have their own Batman: Arkham game. Warner Bros. yesterday announced Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, a “2.5-D Metroid-style exploration action game” only for 3DS and Vita.
The spin-off was announced at the same time of the new console installment, Batman: Arkham Origins — a prequel to the prior two Batman: Arkham console games — currently being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal.
Although both titles take place before the events of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, the handheld Arkham Origins Blackgate takes place after the events of Arkham Origins. Confusing enough for you?
Development of this handheld exclusive will be handled by Armature Studio, who previously partnered with Kojima Productions and Bluepoint Games to developer Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the Vita.