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Post by Eorl @ 11:55am 24/04/13 | 11 Comments
According to unnamed sources speaking to Kotaku, the recently revealed Batman: Arkham Origins prequel to Rocksteady's Arkham Aslyum and Arkham City may have optional multiplayer. The tipster revealed that the multiplayer aspects will allow you to control "a member of Joker or Bane's gang while trying to take down Batman and Robin."

Those villains available for play include Killer Croc, Deadshot, Firefly, Black Mask, Deathstroke, and "some kind of Electroman character," with each one being customisable. No other details were revealed, however we'll be expecting more come E3 and beyond when we get closer to the release. Hopefully if multiplayer is added to the prominent single-player franchise it is done in a way that doesn't detract from the story.

Batman: Arkham Origins was revealed earlier this month in an issue of GameInformer, where a 3DS and Vita prequel was also announced; Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. Both titles are expected on October 25, 2013 with Arkham Origins coming out for Wii U, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.





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Toxus
Posted 11:56am 24/4/13
Ugh f*** no just stick to single player, not every goddamn game needs MP
paveway
Posted 12:02pm 24/4/13
agreed^

sounds like it will probably be s*** - as long as it doesn't detract from the single player game at all i don't really care though
glynd
Posted 12:06pm 24/4/13
The game has a makings of a franchise destroyer and they're thinking about wasting time and money on an unnecessary multiplayer? I'd be more worried about getting the main game right.
ravn0s
Posted 12:07pm 24/4/13
i would prefer co-op over vs.
fpot
Posted 12:07pm 24/4/13
I want a Rocksteady game based off the Nolan Batman series.
Khel
Posted 12:19pm 24/4/13
This is sounding s***tier and s***tier, especially since Rocksteady said last time with Arkham City that they were dead against multiplayer for the series. Sounds like its going to be another Bioshock 2.

Oh well, hopefully Rocksteady are working on another epic game that we'll get after this filler one.
carson
Posted 07:42pm 24/4/13
Bleh, f*** MP. This game doesn't need MP.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 08:01pm 24/4/13
Makes me think of Assassins creed as a game that started with a pretty solid SP game then decided to add MP just cause.
jmw2689
Posted 07:00pm 25/4/13
Some of the Assassins Creed multiplayer was actually really fun IMO. You could play some brutal mind games with opponents in AC: Brotherhood and it was hilarious to see an opponent mistakenly kill an NPC they thought was you. Not that I would have cared had it been singleplayer only, mind you.

I would have said the same thing about Mass Effect 3 before it came out. Still, a lot of people enjoy the multiplayer.
ravn0s
Posted 12:27pm 29/4/13
no kevin conroy as batman. they want a younger voice since it's a younger batman. they should grab the guy that voiced batman in the year one animated movie. he did a decent job imo.
skythra
Posted 09:35am 30/4/13
Makes me think of Assassins creed as a game that started with a pretty solid SP game then decided to add MP just cause.

Multiplayer Just Cause would be awesome. Shutup.

If multiplayer is just you are batman in an open world with other batmen flying around kicking guards flipping each other off and being badasses then that'd be fine.

I don't like how assassins creed decided it wanted competitive play.

They should have taken the open world thing and just let you be badasses with your friends "Hey man lets go create a massacre!" I know i sure did by myself sometimes. Just create body piles around to see people walk up go "Oh no there's a murderer afoot!" and then stare, then get bored and walk through the bodies.

Multiplayer can be fine. But it needs to not try and be competitive. Balance = f***tons of time. And a game developed around multiplayer works on mechanics that work In multiplayer which are fun because of multiplayer. Mechanics developed in single player games haven't been linerally translatable to multiplayer since quake 1.
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