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[Media Alert] Batman: Arkham Origins Online Component Confirmed

Play as Batman, Robin or an Elite Member of The Joker or Banersquo;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 franchisersquo;s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes.nbsp; The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage.nbsp;

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

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.nbsp; Players can also take on the role of a Super-Villain Elite and get a peek behind the curtain of what itrsquo;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.nbsp; 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.nbsp;

Developed by WB Games Montreacute;al, 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.nbsp; Taking place before the rise of Gotham Cityrsquo;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.nbsp;

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the PS3trade;, Xbox 360reg;, the Wii Utrade; system, and Windows PC.nbsp; Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgatetrade; , the handheld version developed by Armature Studio, will be available for PlayStationreg;Vita handheld entertainment system and the Nintendo 3DStrade; handheld system.nbsp; The game will release on all platforms worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013.nbsp;


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