Batman: Arkham Origins screenshot
Batman: Arkham Origins screenshot

Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer component will not be included in the Wii U version of the game, it's been revealed.

Instead, Origins' multiplayer - which was revealed earlier this afternoon - will only be available in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game.

Warner Bros. refused to explain why it had chosen to drop the multiplayer mode from the Wii U version when contacted by Eurogamer this afternoon.

The news will come as a disappointment to fans hoping to pick up the game on Nintendo's console, and follows confirmation earlier today that only 160,000 units were shifted within the last quarter - of which less than 10,000 were sold in the UK.

It's also a worrying sign of another third-party publisher failing to offer the same level of support for Nintendo's hardware. Warner Bros. is one of the few major third-party publishers still backing Nintendo's console - but what does this mean for the future?

VideoGamer.com was given hands-on with Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer earlier this week. Take a look through here to see what we thought of Batman's foray into the online space.

Source: eurogamer.net

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Endless

I didn't buy Mass Effect 3 for multiplayer, but it's been one of the greatest MP experiences of the generation for me.
Posted 23:22 on 31 July 2013
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Bloodstorm

Word on the street is WB don't want to drop extra cash on dev kits since Splash Damage have never made a Wii-U game before.
Posted 20:19 on 31 July 2013
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b23cdq

I expect the Wii U version to be the cheapest, then. If not, I have other games to spend my money on. Batman can wait.
Posted 17:46 on 31 July 2013
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MJTH

Meh... This is disappointing, but I doubt many people are buying this game for multiplayer on any platform anyway. Even though it does sound like some time and thought has been put into it.
Posted 17:34 on 31 July 2013

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Release Date: 25/10/2013
Developer: Warner Bros. Games Montreal
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Genre: Action
Rating: TBC
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