Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Brings the Handheld Adventure to Consoles

Even though I have a handhled at home, I never ended up picking up Arkham Origins Blackgate.  I liked the idea behind it, but simply never got around to playing it.  I mean, between Pokemon and A Link Between Worlds (not to mention everything else in my backlog) it just sort of didn’t happen.  Now, I’m getting the chance to play the game and it’s story on the regular consoles, thanks to the newly announced Deluxe Edition coming on April 1st

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition for the PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system and PC.  Developed by Armature Studio, the same team behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for handheld, the game delivers the same dynamic story and gameplay, now in high-definition. Fans will be able to purchase the game beginning April 1 on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, Nintendo eShop and Steam for $19.99.  

Previously available only for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition brings the content of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate to console and PC with enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics, a new map & hint system for improved navigation and objective tracking, 5.1 surround sound, a fully voiced narrative and a captivating storyline.  In addition to all previous released suits, players will be able to unlock the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin by registering for or signing into a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account. 

After gang-fueled uprisings occur within the walls of Blackgate Prison, Batman is called in to restore order and put an end to the rebellion before the chaos implodes. As the story progresses, players will explore deep inside the bowels of this remote island penitentiary and discover what happened after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins and learn more details of the Dark Knight’s past.

Did you play this game when it originally released?  Will you be picking up the console version?