A lot of things are going on at the same time regarding Arkham Origins, the first Arkham game to have announced a multiplayer mode. The hot rod being, publishers Warner Bros. confirmed with IGN and Eurogamer that the multiplayer mode will be skipping Wii U.
The news that Batman: Arkham Origins will include a multiplayer mode broke only yesterday July the 31st. this makes it the first Arkham game to have accommodated a multiplayer mode. British developer Splash Damage has the multiplayer to their credit while Warner Bros. Montreal developed the single player version.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment the company behind the long standing franchise shared that the game will house an asymmetrical system of combat. There are to be three different parties facing off each others; the Joker’s men, Bane’s Team and Batman & Robin –you get the chance to play any role.
In a press release put forward in lieu of the multiplayer announcement Warner Bros. had initially stated that: “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”. No sooner than the time when IGN and Eurogamer spotted it, the press release was edited and sent back after omitting the sentence that purported that Wii U won’t get a multiplayer.
Upon being contacted by the aforementioned websites though a Warner Bros. spokesperson reconfirmed that: “The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest multiplayer audience” and that “MP will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC”.
It is fairly evident that the rather rude treatment of Wii U is a direct consequence of the unimpressive performance of Wii U in terms of sales. As we reported yesterday, Wii U had only managed to sell 160,000 units worldwide in the first quarter of financial year to 2014 –though overall Nintendo recorded a profit.
Batman: Arkham Origins comes to the market on October 25th for all the major platforms including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. Can’t wait till then? Preorder the game at Gamespot now.