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Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Announced

It also doesn't look like tacked on, secondary garbage.

A trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins has released, and it focuses on the new multiplayer mode that was absent in previous Batman games. IGN's Rewind video breaks down a few interesting tidbits about how the game will run. It also sounds as if the two in the video have played the multiplayer and enjoyed it.

The Best News of All

The multiplayer was created by Splash Damage, which is totally separate from the single story creators at WB Montreal. With two companies working on both, hopefully neither mode will feel rushed when Origins drops in October.

When I heard about multiplayer in a game like Batman, I was afraid it would play like Tomb Raider online. Giant team death matches or capture the flag nonsense that would really be a tacked on extra to go with a great single player experience. With a totally different company handling the multiplayer, and creating a 3v3v2 mode, I have to say I'm intrigued.

I loved the first two games and an innovative multiplayer could keep Origins in my Xbox  beyond the single player. I was really excited for this game; now I may pre-order it.

Did you guys like the multiplayer trailer? Does it look like fun or do you think it'll just be another tacked on multiplayer experience? Let me know down below!

Published Aug. 1st 2013
  • Max Jay
    Featured Columnist
    I wanna be Batman when we inevitably play this for way too long on weekends!
  • Steve Lawton
    Columnist
    I will be Bane and kill you.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I hope it's not taking money from the single player...yer time is one thing, but money also, the resources.
  • Steve Lawton
    Columnist
    Good point. You raise an interesting point. Would you prefer them budgeting out a good multiplayer experience or would you rather have another few levels added into the single player and ignore multiplayer all together?
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    All single player, ignore multiplayer. Unless.....they do not take anything out of the single player, and make as much content as they want, along with the multiplayer, it does look interesting, with the 3v3v2.
  • Max Jay
    Featured Columnist
    Word is that it's being outsourced to Splash Damage, the same guys that did Brink. So the only thing it will do is take up space on the disk - let's just hope they don't need it for single player, because that's the obvious draw here.
  • Steve Lawton
    Columnist
    For a game like this I'm with you. Single Player is where it's at. Even if the 3v3v2 is a lot of fun, is it something so special I'll put the disc in to exclusively play online like Halo? If it's not then put that money right into more levels or DLC.

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