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Post by Dan @ 08:41am 01/08/13 | 9 Comments
Another one of the few stand-out singleplayer franchises of recent years is venturing into the multiplayer world, with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment having announced a competitive mode for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins.
3 vs. 3 vs. 2. An epic online showdown where every match is different. Think you can take down criminals on your own? Show them what you've got as Batman or Robin.

Want to rule the Gotham gangland and take out the Boy Wonder or Dark Knight along the way? Defend your turf and fight as elite members of The Joker or Bane gang. Don't worry, when things get dire for your gang squad, players can call in the ultimate reinforcement by summoning - and playing as -The Joker or Bane.
While the solo campaign is in production at Warner Bros Games Montreal, the multiplayer component is reportedly being handled by Splash Damage, the UK studio behind Enemy Territory, and Brink.

Interestingly, multiplayer has only been announced for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with Eurogamer having discovered that the Wii U version of the game will be missing out:
Batman: Arkham Origins publisher Warner Bros. has explained its decision not to include a multiplayer mode in the game's Wii U version as it had decided to focus its efforts on the platforms with a sizable multiplayer audience.

"MP will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC," a Warner Bros. spokesperson told Eurogamer. "The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest MP audience."
Poor Wii U can't catch a break.

Check out the multiplayer trailer below. Arkham Origins is due on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 25th 2013.




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Khel
Posted 09:17am 01/8/13
F*** that, the series doesn't need multiplayer, I really respected the stance they took when making Arkham City =\

This is just going to be another multiplayer mode nobody gives a s*** about.
glynd
Posted 10:34am 01/8/13
Why waste resources on unnecessary MP?
ZeeDoktor
Posted 10:40am 01/8/13
*Sighs* Pretty much what Khel said. Can't help feel like this is more the publisher's doing to get that MP box ticked. Unless this MP surprises me like ME3's co-op MP did, but from the looks of this trailer, I doubt it.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:54pm 01/8/13
If they wanted to tick a marketing checklist, just add a co-op mode where someone else plays as Robin and have specific co-op maps designed with AI enemies. This just looks worrying. I will, however, try to remain optimistic that something unique may stem from it.


last edited by Steve Farrelly at 15:54:22 01/Aug/13
Eorl
Posted 10:50am 01/8/13
Haha, this will be fun. Same guys that made Brink, oh joy!
thermite
Posted 04:37pm 01/8/13
I reckon multiplayer is key. I can't wait! Fighting hoardes of identical inmates kinda sucked about the previous games.

Not coop though, what... me and one other guy? That's kinda gay
ravn0s
Posted 04:38pm 01/8/13
maybe, just maybe, they'll pull off a RTCW or ET...


eh probably not.
TiT
Posted 04:41pm 01/8/13
I need an engineer!!!! I mean..... I need batman!!!!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 05:03pm 01/8/13
Won't everyone want to play as Batman and NOT random police guard #6...
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