Earlier today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes. Called Invisible Predator Online, this new mode in development by Splash Damage takes the concept of the earlier games’ Challenge Rooms and puts other players into the role of the Joker and Bane’s thugs. The general premise is as follows:
Eight players take to the streets of Gotham in the game’s multiplayer mode: three Joker thugs, three Bane thugs, and two heroes in the form of Batman and Robin. The thugs compete to wipe out the other team and capture control points in what plays out like a third-person, cover-based shooter. Meanwhile, the two heroes prowl the playfield in an attempt to intimidate enemies and provoke the gang leaders into calling the whole operation off.
The online mode will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Batman: Arkham Origins is scheduled to launch worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013.