Fisticuff enthusiast NetherRealm Studios is developing a free-to-play adaption of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins for release on iOS during the "console game launch window," Warner Bros. announced in a press release yesterday. An Android version will surface later on "in the holiday timeframe."
The mobile version will stage fights between Batman and "a number of DC Comics' most deadly assassins" within Gotham City. Besting bad guys will reward players with a "number of unique Batsuits" as well as "in-game currency and rewards." Those who register both the mobile and console versions with a Warner Bros. ID account will also gain access to exclusive content.
Batman: Arkham Origins FREE-TO-PLAY mobile game
NetherRealm Studios Brings White-Knuckle Action as Gamers Faceoff as the
Dark Knight Against Gotham City's Deadliest Assassins
Burbank, Calif. – October 12, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Origins for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch will be available in the console game launch window, with the Android version to follow in the holiday timeframe.
Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game is a free-to-play brawler that delivers the stunning graphics and quality gameplay fans have come to expect from the team who brought to market fan favorite mobile games Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.
The highly anticipated console version, developed by WB Games Montréal, will be available worldwide Oct. 25 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC.
The Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game pits players, as Batman, against a number of DC Comics' most deadly assassins as they fight their way through Gotham City's most dangerous locales. As gamers progress, they can upgrade their character to become the most punishing crime fighter in the world by unlocking a number of unique Batsuits and earning in-game currency and rewards. In addition, those who also own the console versions of the game and are registered for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account will be able to access exclusive content not available elsewhere.
"We created an integrated gaming ecosystem between the Batman: Arkham Origins mobile and console games, which delivers rewards and unlocks that provide greater experiences for players," said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. "The mobile game goes hand-in-hand with what is offered on the other platforms."
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