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July 31, 2013 9:54 pm

Batman Arkham Origins multiplayer not coming to the Wii U version

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Overnight Warner Bros. released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Batman Arkham Origins. The trailer showed off the new online multiplayer mode coming to the game.

Well it’s coming to the game if you’re picking up the PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version. The Wii U version will not be getting the online multiplayer at all.

We’ve included the press release below so you can see the wording. The game is indeed still coming to the Wii U, but it will be missing the this newly announced multiplayer mode. We’ve included the trailer below for you to cry along to.

Wii U can’t catch a break can it?

Batman: Arkham Origins Online Component Confirmed
Play as Batman, Robin or an Elite Member of The Joker or Bane’s Gang

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes. The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage.

The online mode will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The game is scheduled to launch worldwide Oct. 25, 2013.

The Batman: Arkham Origins Online mode offers players the chance to hunt as Batman or Robin against the most challenging opponents yet, friends and other gamers online. Players can also take on the role of a Super-Villain Elite and get a peek behind the curtain of what it’s like to side with The Joker or Bane as they establish their legacy by taking down Batman and Robin, and anyone else who gets in their way. Fans will even be able call in the ultimate reinforcement to help turn the tide in any match by playing as The Joker or Bane themselves.

Developed by WB Games Montréal, 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.

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the PS3™, Xbox 360®, the Wii U™ system, and Windows PC. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™, the handheld version developed by Armature Studio, will be available for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system. The game will release on all platforms worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013.


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  1. Wil

    “We’ve decided to cease making games for the Wii U, as we’ve found our sales have been far too low.” -Warner Bros Games, after the release of this.

    Injustice was the same, no DLC ’til months later?


  2. Ottar Østvik

    There is no reason for this, when this game doesn’t sell they are going to blame it on Nintendo.


  3. Ant

    And they still expect this to sell? It’s missing a major feature. And we won’t get deathstroke either ;(


  4. I’m interested to see what will happen when the Xbox One and PS4 come out and don’t sell nearly as much as the Wii U. Will they still be saying that they don’t think games will sell well on Wii U when they find that they’re not going too well on other consoles?



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