Jul 31st, 2013

Warner Bros. Interactive confirmed today that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a new multiplayer mode. According to the press release, the online component for the game will blend traditional Arkham gameplay with third person shooter mechanics. The online portion of the game is currently being developed by Splash Damage.

Amid the announcement was a bit of a non-announcement, as the online portion of the game will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. You can check out the trailer above to get a better idea of what the online play will be like. What do you think of the lack of inclusion of online play for the Wii U version?

Batman: Arkham Origins releases on October 25, 2013.

  • Did they officially say “This will not be in the Wii U version” or are we assuming?

    • Sam

      It isn’t confirmed

    • Tomasz Wiercioch
      • Gabe Hoffman

        They are just basing their assumption off the initial press release

    • Yes, they did. The press release I got specifically left out the Wii U version of the game in the multiplayer announcement. Here is the exact sentence from the press release:

      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. The game is scheduled to launch worldwide Oct. 25, 2013.

      • Gabe Hoffman

        But don’t you think its better to wait for an official confirmation from Warner Bros. This obviously has to be a mistake. People thought Wii U would not be getting Deathstroke, look what happened

        • This is the announcement of multiplayer and the platforms it will be available on. Wii U is not included.

          • Gabe Hoffman

            You overlooked my point. It didn’t specifically state that there would be no Wii U version. If it truly was not coming that it would say something like Warner Bros has stated Wii U will not get the multiplayer

          • Guest

            They did not said that WiiU will not have multiplayer. Until they say: “WiiU will not have multiplayer” you can’t put words on their mouths.

      • Sam

        They specifically said PS3 PC XBox and left out Wii U on the press release of the Deathstroke DLC.

      • okay, I thought the same thing happened with the deathstroke DLC though

      • Saleh Sbeiti

        What does that prove? COD Ghosts didn’t have a Wii U logo at the end of it’s first trailer. Now what?

      • TaintedXGamer

        Why must they hold back the DLC for wii u? they do this Almost Everytime! And they wonder why sales aren’t going up?!

  • Sam

    This isn’t confirmed yet

  • The Clockwork Being

    ”Why isn’t our game selling” -Lazy dev

    Anyways jokes aside. This isn’t confirmed. Remember the DLC situation. It was a guessing game until Warner Bros actually said it was available.

    Seems it is confirmed. Please sign


    • Pretty sure this has been confirmed though. Warner Bros. isn’t handling multiplayer, Splash Damage is. So unless Warner Bros decides to port over the multiplayer component, it won’t come to the Wii U. It wouldn’t surprise me, however, if it does arrive later in GOTY editions.

      • Andreas Sunde

        Good point, I guess I’ll wait for that version.

  • lonewolf88

    i didn’t even know there was online in origins. really i only bought the batman series for story so if it doesn’t ill still buy it.

  • RandroidRampage

    Why!? I mean come on! The Wii U is more than capable of having online multiplayer gameplay. It juat isn’t fair!

    • Clel

      That stuff. It isn’t just a thing of the past, even in ‘developed’ countries. :/

      • Mario

        I know.

    • everyone

      They haven’t confirmed that it won’t have multiplayer. They just didn’t list it. I wish they would at least state why.

      • Zombie Boy

        Well they didn’t list the Deathstroke dlc either. Nor was COD Ghosts listed for the Wii U. It doesn’t mean anything at this stage.

    • Nintyfan

      It sucks how the other consoles get the the full package when the Wii U version is always getting the last end of the stick and left speculating if it’s even going to come out like Call of Duty Ghost for example which took like 4 months since it’s announcement for the other consoles to finally announce it for the Wii U.

      Batman Arkham City was a great single player experience so I don’t really care about the multiplayer aspect but it would still suck to know that that option isn’t available to us.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Then you get games like Sniper Elite V2 which the developers said would be the definite version.

        • bizzy gie

          And they strip the online, it’s super old, and costs $59.99 for Wii U. Today I saw the better 360 version for $19.99.

          These developers can’t be this stupid.

          • Mario

            But, apparently, they are.

    • The Clockwork Being

      What surprises me it isn’t only games like these. Sonic the Lost World will have online multiplayer for 3DS only. The Wii U will only be local mutliplayer which I dont get at all.

      • Nintyfan

        It’s like they are not implementing online multiplayer in games for Wii U because of it’s smaller install base or think that it’s not worth running the server because its so small? Then the companies complain about weak sales.

        • but look at monster hunter! there’s THOUSANDS of people online everyday… its so weird

          • Mario

            Man! I wish I could have that game!

          • get it

          • Mario

            I don’t have any money. And I may or may not have it for my birthday this month.

          • ask for the game ofr your birthday!

          • Mario

            There are other games I want besides that one. So I just leave the gift decision to my parents and my brother. I really just want them to give me something they want to give me. Not something I want to give to myself.

  • Sam

    Remember they said PC Ps3 and Xbox with the dlc but Wii U is getting that!

  • Mitch Hall

    Seriously? I don’t see why not. If they can get it to work on the PS3 and 360, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to make it work on the Wii U. It’s just lazy.

  • Clel

    …Are you serious?

  • CMB

    Ok I am not picking this up then. It should cost less than the other versions since there is no online multiplayer.

  • vamos_cactuar

    Oh well, it will eventually be $19.99 and that’s when I’ll pick it up.

  • ezquimacore

    I am not going to buy something incomplete, Fuck’em

  • D.M.T

    Do whatever you want douchebags but the Wii U version better be the cheapest version because it´s incomplete. If you charge the same for it i will not buy it, screw you

  • Darkness

    I’ll buy it……….when its like £15

  • Stephen Macneil

    That multiplayer looks really interesting. I’m going to sit on it a bit, but if this is true I’ll probably get the xbox version, which is really sad. My first time playing through Arkham City was on the Wii U so I really enjoyed what the Wii U can do with the series.

  • SonicLucario

    *sigh* wow thats just upsetting……And i thought WB had full support for the system…

  • Anubis

    Well. Shit.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Okay before we all jump the gun here I read this someplace else and I didn’t remember seeing any mention of no online play for Wii U lets wait for an official confirmation first

    • Sam


  • Andreas Sunde

    I don’t really want the multiplayer, it screams tacked-on. But I expect the Wii U version to be cheaper. If it isn’t, I have other games to spend my money on. Batman can wait.

  • Sam

    Just to be clear to everyone, THIS ISN’T CONFIRMED. Lets not jump the gun.

  • Mark Thom


    • Who is Don For?? Is he on this website?

      • Mark Thom


        • Well that was unnecessary.. I was just reading what you wrote. If you didn’t want to name someone named Don then learn to speak and type better.

    • Zombie Boy

      On the basis of one third-party game that may or may not have multiplayer? That’s a bit extreme, don’t you think?

  • Jack5221

    I feel like they’re kind of doing us a favor. Playing multiplayer with BLOPS 2 on my Wii U is a real pain because looking for other players is kind of a pain. And well… If the multiplayer totally sucks then it wont be that big of a deal. lol.

  • Adecentboy777


  • Edawg

    and the good news just keeps on rolling for Wii U owners. geez, when will this end!?

  • Pikachief

    If this is true, I am not surprised, not even in the slightest.

    At least this wasn’t going to be a console seller anyways, but it’ll be super lame when they wonder why the Wii U version doesnt sell.

  • GFresh

    why does every game need multiplayer? what is wrong with having really good single player games?

    • oontz

      Multiplayer extends the re-playability of a game.

  • Yoshifan3

    lol wow that sucks for you guy….. im still getting the xbox 360 version though. not a big deal for me. 🙂

  • gamesplayswill

    I have been waiting so long for the Wii U to get back up on it’s feet, but to be honest I just can’t have faith in it anymore…

  • person

    75% of Wii U owners: I’m going to get this new Batman game on another console because it will be a better version

    Publisher: Due to poor sales of Batman Arkam Origins for Wii U, we have decided to publish no more games for the Wii U until it sells 200 times as many consoles as the Wii did.

  • Adam Porter

    it’s not that they won’t be able to get it to work it’s that not enough people will play it to make it worth while maintaining the servers

    • oontz


  • Apocryphos

    Hey hey hey cool the fire y’all we all know western developers have been doing this for a while with the Nintendo Wii, DS, 3DS, and Now Wii U so this should pretty be the development routine by now as with many other times this has happened to. As for me personally it doesn’t matter because I fully support the Wii U not because of third parties who never take chances unless it’s with Microsoft or Sony but’ also because I know just like with the 3DS they have a solid first and third party line from indies, Japanese developers, and themselves so come next year this will be nothing more then another joke against gamers who just love playing solid, fully polished, and content packed games that try to deliver the best experience possible. Also just forget worrying because when these so called devs abandon Nintendo we always get better and more innovative content for our Nintendo consoles just look at the 3DS.

    Thank You for Listening

  • Archiq09

    why all time no multiplayer :p after they say have not make more sale on wii u. -_-

  • Zuxs13

    Ashley where does it say it is NOT coming to the Wii U? Could this be like CoD Ghost was where they announce it at a latter date?

  • MississaugaMaverick

    Awwwww crummy I was planning on getting this on the U. Good thing I also have a playstation 3 and at least it’s coming out on the wii U even if it is inferior.

  • Nintyfan

    I’m Batman……. Oh, so are you

  • Fez monkey


    • Sam

      Eric Holmes, he answered my tweet about the Deathstroke DLC.

  • TaintedXGamer

    …………. This is the Wii u bullshit….. they’re doing agen innit? like holding back DLC and such……. WHY Y NO RELEASE GAMES EXACT AS OTHER PLATFORMS?!

  • JBeauregard

    I’m a fan of Batman, but I’ve done both of the recent Batman games, and found that I was getting bored of the same scenarios over and over again. Multiplayer was a selling point for me. Now, I think I’ll get other games that are higher up on my list before this one.

    • ElladanCZ

      My words, mate.

  • Paul

    I wonder if ppl will buy the version with extra stuff…only for he devs to complain about the Wii U version not selling…Injustice anyone?

  • remember when they said that pre order stuff would not come to the wii u? (It was reported as that buy they just didn’t mention the Wii U.) Maybe this is the same thing, it never says that Wii U IS NOT getting online multiplayer. my 2 cents.

  • david jarman

    Who cares? I play for the story. Online would only be bonus not a deal break. To be honest I’m tired of all the whiny brats that talk some much crap and blast gangsta rap through the headset and then rage quit cause they died a lot. Mute is nice.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    When you beat the game. You play it again. Amazing, isn’t it?
    Isn’t that the whole point of a video game in the first place? If you’re just going to play it once, then what’s the point in buying it?

  • Bomberman

    Anyone not surprised? Bomberman isn’t.

  • Chris

    Develapors make these bad ported games for the Wii U and wonder why they aren’t selling, and then they stop making games for the Wii U because of their games selling bad.

  • blindtiger

    why cant they just put the stupid wii u logo on the bottom and be the same on all systems??

  • Petri

    MP looked kind of meh.
    Though buying gimped games for full price does go against my principles, not deciding yet if I’ll cancel my pre-order.

  • Maxid765

    And third parties will wonder why their games are not selling

  • Guest

    You bullshit.

  • Nicolas Eddowes

    How they expect to improve their sales doing things like this? : No DLC or later DLC, no multiplayer (like Sniper) and the freaking same price on the retail version. Some Wii U owners would prefer to buy this on PC just because of that.

  • aldo2410

    No, its hapening, first they cut rocksteady from developement, and then they make it with a kind of shooter multiplayer, that means if xbox fans says is good because is a shooter, the next game of batman is going to be batman shooter edition.

    • oontz

      You’re an idiot. No one CUT Rocksteady. They handed development over because they are working on something else.

      • aldo2410

        they were cut, they were cut you’re liying, what makes you lieeeee, no seriously thanks for the correction

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  • Mochlum

    Come on, at least give a reason why instead of just pointlessly leaving out another system that is just as capable of doing online…

  • Well apparently this has been confirmed because they only want to focus on communities that have established online presence. Anyone start a petition to try and change their minds. If they take away a major feature then they should discount the game accordingly.

  • Guest

    see half-ass bullshit like this is one of the reasons why nobody buys 3rd party support on nintendo consoles


    Scratching this off my list then……(with a tear)

  • https://www.change.org/petitions/warner-bros-interactive-bring-multi-player-into-wii-u-version-of-batman-arkham-origins-2#

    Normally do not create these but I did not see one made up so I made it up. If this feature is important to you then please sign and share even if it is only to raise awareness that these developers cannot skimp out on features and still charge full price then complain when the game does not sell.

  • Jason arreola

    cant see me playing any origins multiplayer, loved bioshock played 1 #day of multiplayer for part 2

  • Yugi

    Nothing of value has been lost since the PC version will be the best with physx and dx11.

  • Robbyfishersora

    Once again Wii U left out.

  • Madmagican

    Well they better not charge full price if they’re taking stuff out

    • Castamere

      I agree. There should be a disclaimer on the cover stating that they’re only selling a fragmented game.

  • makkan

    it is freaking discrimination just as they did with sniper elite v2

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    People need to realize none of the abuse the Wiiu recieces is from the system. It is a more powerful console than both the PS3 and Xbox 360 this is bribery, and fear if the Nintendo Empire.

  • gatekeeper1980

    Signed the petition even I am not a huge fan of online multiplayer but I am getting tired of it. It is like, we usually beg for devs to add this and that for the Wii U. I might still buy this to support 3rd party on NIntendo. (Actually, it doesn’t bother me if this feature is not on Wii U. It only bothers me that the Wii U is being left out again with other platform).

  • RoboticLink

    Oh well, I don’t care about multiplayer on a game like that

  • Mario

    So, in multiplayer you play as some goons, super vilains and as Batman and Robin. Well this is an interesting multiplayer.

  • Stephen Davis

    YOU have got to be kidding me?? Were going miss out on this! SO unfair!…I love Nintendo but cmon its time to get competitive (Thank goodness I have a PC) This really looks like spie vs mercs BUT its freaking Batman!! 😀

  • IBlock

    I have no idea what to think of this. I mean… the reason why the Batman Arkham games are praised is because of the SINGLE-PLAYER, right? What do you think GIR?

  • Aaron

    If the Wii U is not going to have multiplayer, they could replace it with an exclusive mode or something.

  • wii u is awsome

    what i dont get is why put somthing in and then delete it then charge full price
    and they wonder why they dont make sales WB:retarded