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Rumour: Batman: Arkham Origins to Include Multiplayer Mode

Posted by Lee Meyer

Play as your favourite villain

Kotaku has reported that Batman: Arkham Origins, which is coming to the Wii U later this year, will include a multiplayer mode. The unconfirmed report states that players will step into the shoes of classic Batman villains and try to take town Batman and Robin. If the rumour is to be believed, Origins would be the first title in the Arkham series to include multiplayer.

Kotaku's sources stated:

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."

Batman: Arkham Origins is the first Arkham game to be developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, with the series' former developer Rocksteady lending the new team its graphics engine. Last year, Warner Bros. released Gotham City Impostors, a multiplayer shooter where players dressed as fake versions of Batman and Joker for over-the-top battles.

Do you want a multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham Origins, or would you rather the developers focus on a strong single-player campaign? Let us know in the comments section.


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WarioPower said:

If it turns out well, then it could be amazing. However, I hope they focus more on the single player aspects of the game..



SkywardLink98 said:

I'd like to see multiplayer in Origins Blackgate. A 2D fighting game with online play/download play would be awesome



Kirbic said:

I'd prefer that the Single Player got the main focus normally as I don't really see Multiplayer Arkham being anything special...except they aren't making us play as Batman. We're the villians. THAT sounds interesting and worth exploring in my opinion. Still think the single player deserves more attention but this multiplayer has my attention.

The "and Robin" bit has me wondering if Robin's there out the box too.



Stuffgamer1 said:

Stop adding multiplayer to great single-player games, dammit! I don't see this turning out any better than any number of previous failed attempts at this kind of shtick.



klautrec said:

I care only about the single player campain in games like these. I don't get why every game now wants to offer online multiplayer. I think it might be a way of covering up the fact that, despite pretty graphics and movie cinematics, a lot of games these days don't offer even 10hs of gameplay.



Rezalack said:

This sounds like it could be alright, I definitely like the idea. As long as it doesn't take away from the main single player campaign and it is actually fun. Only real complaint from people whining about multiplayer is that it could hurt single player, which is a fair complaint.

A good example of a game with a great single player and a pretty fun but small multiplayer is Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. I really didn't expect anything from it and when I played it, I enjoyed it quite thoroughly. If Batman turns out anything like that quality wise, I'll be happy. I wouldn't mind seeing some kind of multiplayer on the 3DS title as well, as long as it doesn't hurt the single player.



Morpheel said:

"Play as your favorite villain"


Erm, I mean, this could be good.



Jaz007 said:

It sounds like they are adding co-op. I wouldnt be surprised if co-op was a new feature for the game. I do hope they don't add anything beside co-op. Co-op could work without much taken away from the campaign or the game suffering I think. I think it would be awesome if they had some single player modes to play as villains though.



fluggy said:

Please .... No!!! No more multiplayer. . . . my 2 most anticipated games this year, GoW Ascension and Dead Space 3 have been such a disappointment and ruined due to, u guessed it, tacked on multiplayer. Why spend money and resources to include multiplayer if the campaign isn't spot on. Both campaigns pale in comparison to their previous games which is really unacceptable. Personally I would've hated playing the arkham games in multiplayer!!



WesCash said:

While I do tend to fall into the "slightly concerned" crowd, it is good to see something new. A series needs to evolve or it becomes stale. That's a fact.



Knuckles said:

In the first paragraph you guys have ... and try to take town Batman and Robin.
As much as I would love to see a town dedicated to the Dynamic Duo, I think you meant down, not town.



CrissCross87 said:

I feel Batman has the best rogues gallery of all super heroes, so I'm kinda interested if this mode can be fleshed out.



gavn64 said:

Damnit, here we go again western publisher telling western team put multiplayer in COD YEAHHHH!!! now i am worried about this game.



DarkNinja9 said:

hmm i would rather them focus more on the main part of the game and not multiplayer i mean this seems like a assassins creed game where they added multiplayer which was ok but look at AC3 it got ruined there -_-



Gamer83 said:

Lets be real, we all know this isn't a rumor. Another game that doesn't need multiplayer is getting it eventhough nobody was asking for it. The game may still be passable if we're lucky but frankly that is not acceptable after what Rocksteady accomplished with Asylum and City. This will tarnish the franchise possibly beyond repair. Good job WB.



Gamer83 said:


Great post, I couldn't agree more. These clueless publishers need to stop adding stupid crap to games especially when nobody asked for it.



AJWolfTill said:

To be honest I could see this working on the Wii U,
One player sneaks around the rooftops on the gamepad while 1-2 other players play as villains and try to take him down on the tv.
On other consoles and therefore as a multiplatform game... hmmm.
Actually theres no reason why those challenge map modes couldn't be multiplayer.

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