In a surprise twist that doesn’t actually spoil any of the single-player campaign, Warner Bros has revealed that Batman: Arkham Origins will feature a competitive multiplayer mode.
The multiplayer’s being developed by Splash Damage – the studio behind Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Brink, and the upcoming Dirty Bomb – which means that Paul might actually pay attention to this game.
The online component “blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics”, and lets players take control of Batman, Robin, or a member of either The Joker or Bane’s gangs. Those playing as the gangers can even take control of The Joker or Bane themselves, depending on which side they’re no.
3v3v2 asyonchronous play sounds right up my alley, honestly, and you can see a video of how it might play out below. I suspect we’ll hear more about this before Batman: Arkham Origins launches on 25 October.Related to this article
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