Batman: Arkham Origins rumored to come with multiplayer

The latest installment in the Batman video game series, which is set to arrive on October 25 later this year, is rumored to be packing multiplayer functionality. If true, Batman: Arkham Origins will be the first game out of the series to come with multiplayer where you can play as both the protagonist and the antagonists.

According to Kotaku, two anonymous sources have come forward saying that Origins will arrive with multiplayer, being the first to offer such a feature — Arkham Asylum and Arkham City only came with a single player campaign. Kotaku says that one of the tipsters was the same one who correctly predicted the title of the game, as well as the setting (Christmas Eve with snow in the background).

It's said that players will be able to play as a member of Joker or Bane's gang with the task of trying to take down Batman and Robin. As for the bad guys who could be playable and customizable in the game include Killer Croc, Deadshot, Firefly, Black Mask, Deathstroke, and possibly Electrocutioner.

For the time being, it's unsure whether or not the game will come with multiple multiplayer modes, but sources have seemed to hint at the possibility that there may be more than one mode to play with friends. Of course, we're taking this with a grain of salt for now, but we should be hearing more about the game as it gets closer to its October 25 release date.

[via Kotaku]