Warner Bros. Interactive today confirmed that a Batman Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode will be included in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. An online multiplayer mode will not be supported on Wii U. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will ship with a mode that allows players to take Batman Arkham Origins online to play with friends as well as foes. That’s right: it has co-operative multiplayer elements as well as competitive.
The Batman Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode lets gamers play as Batman or Robin as they go against friends and others online. It’s not just the dynamic duo that’s playable, though. Players can also take on the role of a Super-Villain Elite to see what it’s like to play alongside The Joker or Bane.
If you play as a villain, the goal is to support The Joker or Bane as they try to establish their legacy by taking down Batman and Robin. On special occasions, gamers can play as The Joker or Bane themselves. Those occasions will be like “perks,” as they’re only available in at certain points. For instance, when players need to call in “reinforcements” to help turn the tide of a battle in the Batman Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode.
Again, the Batman Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode will be available in the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions, but not Wii U. All four versions are scheduled to launch worldwide on Oct. 25 this year. You can pre-order the game from Amazon by clicking these links: Batman Arkham Origins for Xbox 360, Batman Arkham Origins for PS3, Batman Arkham Origins for Wii U, and Batman Arkham Origins for PC.
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. 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.