So the Batman game that people are looking forward to (Batman: Arkham Origins – the third one in the Arkham series) will reportedly now also have a multiplayer mode. The third installment, which was announced earlier this month, is a prequel to the two very popular and well-deservedly critically acclaimed games that came before it.
Though Warner Bros. has refused to comment on specifics or even the solidification of multiplayer modes, a source from Kotaku states that the game will definitely have at least one online mode where players control evil henchmen serving either Joker or Bane’s infamous gangs.
Also confirmed in these modes are well known Rogues Gallery players with the likes of Killer Croc, Deadshot, Firefly, Black Mask, Deathstroke and Electrocutioner. If players get to directly serve under or actually play as these villains remains a relative mystery until more solid information on Batman: Arkham Origins leaks out.
Personally, I feel that this is an unnecessary addition to Arkham Origins as there was already so much to do without multiplayer in the last two games (collect Riddler trinkets, challenge rooms, crack hard to get achievements, new game + mode and so forth), especially for such an emotionally story driven and wholly single-player based experience, this seems a little tacked on.
There was the previous debacle of first day Catwoman DLC that had everyone in a frenzy, and I imagine some kind of implementation of an online code for multiplayer in Origins will happen as well. We will have to wait and see.
The game is set to release this year on October 25th for all major platforms, taking place in the Silver Age of DC comics on a long and dreary Gotham Christmas Eve. So fans of Arkham won’t have too long to wait until they get another Batman fix.