Our friends over at Kotaku have received word from an independent source that the upcoming Batman game from developer Warner Bros. Games Montreal will have a multiplayer component.
In this article, one Jason Schreier explains that an anonymous informer (who apparently predicted the title’s name and box art long before any official reveal) has shared details about a multiplayer mode with the well-known American videogames blog. Schreier writes:
“According to our tipster: 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,” our tipster said. (Maybe Electrocutioner?)
That’s all unconfirmed, but we feel comfortable sharing it since our tipster was spot-on about the name and cover. This could be one multiplayer mode, or it could be the only one. We don’t know. We’ll find out more this fall.”
Because this is the first IP in the Arkham canon that isn’t being developed by Rocksteady Studios, who opted not to incorporate any two-or-more-players element in 2009’s Arkham Asylum or 2011’s Arkham City, this information could be valid. That said, we’re going to reserve our judgement until WB Montreal comes forward to legitimise these claims.
Batman: Arkham Origins comes to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U on October 25th.