Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Footage Emerges From Beta
Written Thursday, September 19, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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A whole bunch of gameplay footage has emerged from Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer beta and we’ve slapped some below.

In Arkham Origins multiplayer, two teams go head to head; two gangs of three Elite Thugs (who get to opportunity to call on The Joker or Bane), versus Batman and Robin.

You can read more on Batman: Arkham Origins through here. Vids are below. The game is out on October 22nd and October 25th in North America and Europe respectively.

[via OXM]


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Comment #1 by smokevf
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:02:29 AM
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Looks pretty cool.

Sort of looks like how aliens vs predators multiplayer was

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Comment #2 by wexsuvslim
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:10:12 AM
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looks interesting but i feel this may be another one of those games that should not move into the multiplayer world

this franchise has been a phenomenal single player franchise and i hope the addition of mp doesn't ruin that

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Comment #3 by Malakarn
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:16:57 AM
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Looks ok, I think the only reason they put multiplayer in to single player orientated games is to give people an incentive to carry on playing. Most people do the story or get all the achievements and then put it down, but multiplayer gives them the option to carry on playing without repeating the same levels/missions over and over.

Either way, like it? Play it. Don't like it? Dont play it.

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Comment #4 by blinksmilewink
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:19:58 AM
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Interesting. Wonder if it'll pay off.

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Comment #5 by The Grim Dealer
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 08:04:46 AM
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Can't wait to play this!

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Comment #6 by Lbrun12415
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 08:06:11 AM
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So i'm going to assume that all the DLC for this game will be challenge rooms and multiplayer maps/characters?

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Comment #7 by Miikesmama
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 08:51:09 AM
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Looks like you could only have a chance in this mode when you use "Sonar/X-Ray-Vision" all the time...

ALso this looks like the challenge mode on super super hard (because of the human players).

Not sure I will like this

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Comment #8 by aim of kronic
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 09:33:30 AM
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looks awesome! just don't know how many people will actually play this since its not CoD and it seems like you need teamwork.

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Comment #9 by Licensedshoes
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 09:51:43 AM
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That just looked excruciatingly slow to me. I was a fan of the challenge maps and finished all of the previous games challenges, this just looked way too slow though. I'll probably give it a go if I get this game, but well see how it unfolds.

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Comment #10 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:12:36 AM
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Friggin' stupid. Another franchise wasting time on MP. Why??????

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Comment #11 by ViNyLek
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:39:03 AM
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I don't know either. When I heard about it, it sounded awesome. Now I saw it and it looks less awesome. It's OK, but since it's there either way, I will defo give it at least few hours to try.

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Comment #12 by asilent boom
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:50:56 AM
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I tried the beta and came away impressed. Was well made, didn't encounter any bugs, and was fun to play.

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Comment #13 by Pearson
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:55:40 AM
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I tried the MP in Tomb Raider and really didn't like it that much. It played really slow and this seems to play just as slow, but I'll give it a try anyway. Who knows, it might turn out to be good.

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Comment #14 by the splitter 96
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 01:00:17 PM
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I just hope there aren't any mp achievements, but since chances are there will be, I hope they are easy, such as play on each team or kill a hero. Nothing like "get a five kill streak" or "survive an entire game and get x amount of kills in the same game" bull crap. Ill play this definately, but I have more fun just playing instead of getting upset about getting a really hard achievo

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Comment #15 by TheBajan
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 01:53:05 PM
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Looks interesting enough.

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Comment #16 by kingofthstrays
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 02:08:34 PM
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Look like batman succumbed to a "cookie cutter" multiplayer.
seriously rockysteady didn't need a MP in their game.

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Comment #17 by Mr Yac
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 02:11:51 PM
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looks fun for Batman & Robin, less so for everybody else

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Comment #18 by Wayne Warren
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 02:41:04 PM
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Deleted this recently, can't say it's bad though! Some of the best Multiplayer experiences will be had with Batman & Robin ;)

Besides, with the 'Big Goon' characters like The Joker and Bane in the battlefield, it reminded me of Star Wars: Battlefront.

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Comment #19 by francisrossi
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:14:30 PM
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@16 - Probably why Roksteady aren't making this one.

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Comment #20 by RDWatson16
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:21:30 PM
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as yet another game goes the way of ubisofts assassins creed first two are amazing then they tack on some shite mp and barely focus on campaign.

Hopefully rocksteady though will be smart enough to realize people want SP in their SP games and focus heavily on that as if the campaign remains good then the game will be a success

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Comment #21 by Hollywood!
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 05:19:03 PM
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Holy whining, Batman!

Don't slam it if you're uninformed.
The single player was done solely by itself, and they hired another group (SplashDamage) to do the multiplayer for them so that they wouldn't be distracted by it when making a great single player experience.

I've played the sp and mp beta - and they were fabulous.

Just a little breakdown on the multiplayer...
You can never 'choose' to be Batman or Robin - for now you start as a player on Bane's gang or Joker's gang. At the end of the round, you can opt-in to be chosen to be a HERO, or you can opt-out to stay as one of the gang members.

During gameplay, you're capturing control points and taking out the other team. Some random time in the match, a doorway comes available for you to "let your boss play". Whichever team gets there first (and doesn't get blown away while knocking on the door) claims their boss.
If you're the first person to the door, depending on which team you're on, your boss will open the door and throw you into the cell. Then you get to play as the boss.
Yes, they're stronger, but they don't heal like you normally do as a gang member. Once the "boss" has been killed, that's it for bosses for the round.

Batman and Robin sneak around 'intimidating' everyone. AKA, knocking bad guys out (which, incidentally, doesn't take away from your respawn numbers). The more they vary their takedowns, the more their intimidation meter fills. If they get killed by a gang member, their meter drops. It's actually quite difficult to win as Batman and Robin, because the gangs usually kill each other off before the intimidation meter is filled.

Also....if one gang is down to their last member (no respawns left) but manage to kill a hero, the rest of their team gets a free respawn, which is nice.

I could go on... but I've already rambled (sorry). Personally, I'm looking forward to playing this on the console. It's probably going to take over my Assassin's Creed multiplayer addiction.

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Comment #23 by roza
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:11:31 PM
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And all taken down

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Comment #24 by Cpt Slaughter
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 09:25:58 PM
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As long as they don't bombard the achievements with mp stuff then it's ok. I'm okay with some mp achievements but please no luck based ones. Don't you darepull a Tomb Raider on me WB :P!

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Comment #25 by Hollywood!
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 02:33:16 PM
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There are lots of mp cheevos, but only one that looks somewhat tough.
As a Hero (Batman or Robin) you have to take out 4 bad guys in 40 seconds without using melee.

I sense most people doing this via a private match.

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US October 25, 2013
Europe October 25, 2013

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