Batman: Arkham Origins has recently been announced and it seems that this new Batman game will feature a multiplayer mode. Or that’s what Kotaku reported earlier today. According to an anonymous tipster (who previously tipped Kotaku about Batman Origins and its theme), Batman: Arkham Origins will feature a multiplayer mode.
As Kotaku’s source said:
“During at least one section of multiplayer, you play as a member of Joker or Bane’s gang while trying to take down Batman and Robin. The villains involved —who may be playable and customizable —include Killer Croc, Deadshot, Firefly, Black Mask, Deathstroke, and some kind of Electroman character.”
So, no Rocksteady, similar game engine to Arkham City, and a rumored Multiplayer mode. Doesn’t sound all that exciting to us. Of course we could be wrong and there is a high chance that this Batman game may turn into the best part of the franchise. Which is what we’re hoping for, though the hints we’ve got at this point do not lead to such a conclusion.
Developed by WB Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham Origins is said to feature an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise.
Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
We’ll remain a bit sceptical about Batman: Arkham Origins for the time being. There is a lot of potential, so hopefully WB Games Montreal will be able to deliver a polished product.
Batman: Arkham Origins is schduled for an October 25th release on PC, X360 and PS3
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