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? 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.