Whoever controls enough turf will run Gotham. Maybe ...
Pow! Bam! Zonk! Or to put it another way, eat frag grenade, bat-freak, as multiplayer has come to Batman: Arkham Origins. Control enough turf, and you get to run the city, but by the look of the trailer this is less about control and more about carnage. Taste his wrath! It has a hint of mint.
Wondering how this will work? So are we all. The trailer seems to hint at some kind of turf control mechanic, but all that's actually on screen is a hellacious amount of carnage. Will you be able to play as the Joker? Yes, and also as taste-my-wrath Bane. How about playing as one of the criminals, trying to take out Batman and Robin? Kind of, as you can play as one of the Elite trying to take out the Bat-freaks. Nice little drones you have there; not sure how often you'll get to play with them. The whole thing's being developed by London-based studio Splash Damage, who you may recall made Brink and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. "Being able to create a multiplayer take on what's without a doubt one of gaming's most beloved franchises has been really exciting for us," says Splash Damage, "and we can't wait for you to get your hands on it."
Not that much longer to go! Batman: Arkham Origins is due October 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.
Source: Splash Damage