Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode revealed, not coming to Wii U

Asymmetrical 3 vs. 3 vs. 2 Invisible Predator Online mode developed by Brink studio Splash Damage; won't be available on Wii U.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the multiplayer mode for Batman: Arkham Origins, revealing it is in development at Brink and Enemy Territory developer Splash Damage, and won't be available on Wii U.

The online mode--Invisible Predator Online--will be supported on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions. No mention was made of why the Wii U had been passed over for the game mode, and a Warner Bros. representative declined to comment.

The asymmetrical 3 vs. 3 vs. 2 mode meshes traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics, according to Warner Bros.

The game mode supports eight players divided into three groups: three thugs from Joker's gang taking on three members of Bane's group, while Batman and Robin attempt to take out members of both criminal groups.

GameSpot recently went hands-on with the Invisible Predator Online mode for Batman: Arkham Origins. For more, check out GameSpot's impressions.

Batman: Arkham Origins launches October 25 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC. It features an expanded Gotham City and is set years before the events of the original games. The game is in development at WB Games Montreal, not Rocksteady Studios.

A portable version, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, is in development at Armature Studio for PlayStation Vita and 3DS. The game launches alongside the console versions on October 25.

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263 comments
Furwings
Furwings

Multiplayer is WAY overrated and quite frankly simply does not belong in certain games - this being one of them. If the Wii U version is visually superior, I'd much rather use the GamePad to quickly switch weapons/gadgets, plant explosives, a better map etc. People loved the first 2 games in this trilogy because of the great story, graphics and gameplay. I'm sick of this idea that developers feel they have to shoehorn in multiplayer into games that don't need it or in games where it's just way out of place. I'll be buying the Wii U version and enjoying the hell out of it while also enjoying a sandwich and cold drink prepared by a sandwich artist with the extra $10 I saved.

gen85
gen85

poor wii-U someone throw them a bone please this is embarrassing 

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Ah, took another shit on Nintendo did we?  Guess thats why ti's called the Pii-U

riclyrex
riclyrex

and developers are complaining they aren't  selling many copies , i wonder why............... 

AlexFili
AlexFili

Some of the comments on the Wii U Miiverse. https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYQHAAABAACNUKEXzRvTdA

Here are some good points:
"I really want to support third-party Nintendo titles, but I can't if they're treating Nintendo's customers as if they're inferior to the other guys' customers."

"More backwards logic: "No one's supporting the platform! So we won't support the platform.""

"
And then they wonder why the Wii U version doesn't sell... It's a self-fulfilling prophecy."

"Not going to sell too well on the wii U. They wonder why 3rd party titles don't sell well on Nintendo consoles when they do stuff like this."

isv666
isv666

I don't own a Wii U, and probably (or at least not for a long while), but I love the Batman Arkham games.  Aside from the fact that I feel multiplayer is entirely unnecessary, I think it's a rather poor practice for a company to essentially do a halfass version of a game for one console  If you're going to even bother with it at all, do it right.  This goes for any game going on any system.  Whether options are limited on a PS3 version or an Xbox One version or however it may go.  If you're not being held back by hardware, there should be no excuse.

The-Techspert
The-Techspert

I cant believe I used to be a nintendo fanboy. Well I guess everyone was 11 once...

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

ha ha love how people are blaming the devs when its the gamers that made this decision. Wii U gamers just don't play online, so why spend money making an online multiplayer that noone is gonna bother with. Its a waste. 

Dumper1
Dumper1

Screw multiplayer, just concentrate on the singleplayer.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Turns out the multiplayer is being left out of the Wii U version due to a lack of an online community. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-31-batman-arkham-origins-multiplayer-skips-wii-u

So yeah, this is definitely going to sell less on Wii U now. Probably less than it would have initially. But what does it matter anyway? We all know the next Batman Arkham game won't be on a Nintendo console because the next one is most likely going to take advantage of the PS4/XOne hardware.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Hey Wii U owners - the message cannot be any more clear:

You chose the wrong console.

drewdogg513
drewdogg513

no online for the wii u is dumb ,and putting online on a batman game is dumb period. 

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

This has got to be the laziest and stupidest decision I have ever seen.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

Why do they have to ruin a perfectly good game with multiplayer???

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

They are not commenting is all.. they should just come out and say if its going to be on the WiiU or not. This is unfair to WiiU players why keep them in the dark like that?.. its the dark knight yeah but dosnt mean.. lol.

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

Lame excuse, come back with another one Warner Bros.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

It is only fair to the owners of the Wii U version to be cheaper I guess.

proletaryus
proletaryus

This has become an annoying  meme: "Won't be available on Wii U", for god's sake that should be implicit on every announcement, It might sound better to state "Will be available on Wii U" only when required.

TrollHunting101
TrollHunting101

 @The-Techspert "hardcore" gamer troll? rhetorical question? yep. keep fighting the good fight buddy, make all the drones proud. lol

AlexFili
AlexFili

@stan_boyd There are at least 2k-3k daily players on Black Ops 2. There IS a community there, and it's a very strong one. It's when companies do stuff like this which makes the console stick out like a sore thumb. Sort it out WB!

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Dumper1 Well it's a separate team who are making it, so nothing is taken away from singleplayer. Some MP assets could even be brought into SP so if anything it's making the SP worse.

AlexFili
AlexFili

@GameBeaten Yeah but it's just crapping all over gamers who enjoyed Arkham City on the Wii U. It's like they took two steps backwards with this news

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Thanatos2k Hey whatever you own, you are someone that likes to insult other people based on what console you have.

You're not a nice person!

xolivierx
xolivierx

@HonorOfGod when you buy a Wiiu, you buy into deception. You just had to take for granted good stuff isn't going to land nowhere near the WiiU

AlexFili
AlexFili

@proletaryus It does get a bit stupid.
Destiny not on Wii U!
Halo 5 
 not on Wii U!
Last of Us  not on Wii U!

We get it, stop this already, whoever is writing this anti-Nintendo propeganda.

JacketsNest101
JacketsNest101

 @AlexFili @JacketsNest101 Awesome, keeping spreading the word!!!!

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

@Wattsburg0 @isv666 The better console will have better games that are not available on the others. Arkham Origins is not the case and frankly, I could care less about the mulltiplayer online if it means to be paid on a monthly basis. Still would get it for WiiU.

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Wattsburg0 @isv666 It's not a half assed console. Nintendo Land and Pikmin 3 are love letters to Nintendo fans. You can't blame the console for crap ports. That's like saying that the PC sucks because games like Prototype and LA Noire get really badly optimized ports.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@stan_boyd @Thanatos2k Yes, like I could use the PS3 for a different purpose, like watching movies, or streaming media from a media server, or listening to music, and so on in addition to playing games.

The Wii U's only purpose is to play games.....but there aren't games to play.

So it has no purpose.

TrollHunting101
TrollHunting101

 @xolivierx @HonorOfGod lol huh? buy into DECEPTION, pretty dramatic dont you think. go buy a xbox, they are known for being truthful...then once your booty holes worn out get a wii u.

AlexFili
AlexFili

@xolivierx @HonorOfGod That's not fair at all. Black Ops 2 on the Wii U is fantastic and there are many ports that benefit from the GamePad and Miiverse functionality. It's not the gamers fault when companies like this make stupid decisions.

Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

@Chico86_basic @Wattsburg0 @isv666  I tried Arkahm for the first time. The one when he is in the nut house in the beginning. I have to say its pretty dang good. I think it is the first one.

TrollHunting101
TrollHunting101

 @Wattsburg0 @AlexFili @isv666 yeah they tried to rip people off...they are two faced. tbh i dont care what console i play my games on, as long as the games are good. but where do you draw the line? people arent so blind as to let them pull the crazy shit they tried to pull, but it seems we're starting to lose our sight...

Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

@AlexFili @Wattsburg0 @isv666

There are way better games for a PC than for Nintendo Wii U.I am pissed at Nintendo for not putting out a kick ass system and trying to rely on nostalgia to sell consoles.Pretty much $350 for an Xbox 360 just 8 years after the Xbox 360 came out.They can do better than that.PS4 came out swinging this time around and Microsoft is getting a lot of crap for falling a little short but at least Microsoft tried.