NetherRealm Studios, the team responsible for Injustice: Gods Among Us on mobile and the latest Mortal Kombat title, confirmed that there will be an iOS and Android version of Warner Bros.’ upcoming prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins. Pegged as a free-to-play brawler, the port is set to be released within the game’s October launch window for iOS, with an Android iteration slated for later in the year.
Here’s what Ed Boon, the studio’s creative director, had to say about the game
“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. The mobile game goes hand-in-hand with what is offered on the other platforms.”
In keeping with the franchise’s core legacy, the mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins will aim to capture the excellent hand-to-hand combat from the console game, as players progress through Gotham one criminal thug at a time. What’s more, the game will feature RPG-lite elements in that gamers will be able to upgrade The Dark Knight’s skillset and armour with in-game currency – though whether NetherRealm plan to implement microtransactions remains to be seen.
As you can see from the trailer below, Batman: Arkham Origins will feature a plethora of guises for the world’s greatest detective; from vintage costumes to the signature disguise from Batman Beyond, fans will have plenty of options to choose from. In fact, should you own the console copy as well, you will be entitled to some in-game extras, too.
Batman: Arkham Origins is set for release on October 25th. At this time, we understand that the iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) versions of the game will launch within the same window, with the Android port confirmed for the holiday season. Until then, though, be sure to check out the trailer for the game and leave your early impressions in the comments below.