Batman: Arkham Origins News - 'Hunter, Hunted' Mode Added to Multiplayer, Double Credits Event Announced

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Dec 16, 2013 01:50 PM EST

Good news for those of you enjoying Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer mayhem. Warner Bros. has introduced a brand new game mode today, "Hunter, Hunted," available for the game on all platforms.

While it certainly sounds predatory, it's going to be anything but. The best way to describe it is the last man standing is the winner. One one side, you have three Joker thugs. On the other, three Bane thugs, with the Dark Knight in the middle. No respawns allowed in this version, hence the whole "last man standing" comparison.

To celebrate the new game mode, WB. is putting a Call of Duty spin on things, announcing a double Credits event. Any match that's played from now until tomorrow, 10 AM EST, will net players double the amount of Arkham Credits usually earned.

In related news, players recently had the option to take a peek at Bruce's road on the way to transforming into the caped crusader with the recently released Initiation DLC. The DLC is set back during Mr. Wayne's days spent training in the mountains of North Korea. It adds in new challenge maps, including a bamboo forest and a mountain top monastery, all so Bruce can prove himself to his greatest and most pitiless teacher, Kirigi.

Looking at the Season Pass, there's still a story DLC in the works, but no details have been released regarding that. We'll let you know if we hear anything.

Batman: Arkham Origins stars a younger, not as experienced Batman we've seen in past Arkham games. It showcases the unrefined caped crusader in perhaps the roughest night of his early career. The criminal Black Mask has offered a boatload of cash to whoever can kill the caped crusader, be they masked madman or corrupt cop. Confirmed classic characters include Penguin, Lady Shiva, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Scarecrow, Bane, Copperhead, Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Firefly, the Joker, Anarky, and others.

Batman is armed with more than just his grapnel gun and batarangs. He's actually carrying a few new toys thrown in for good measure, all to help him pummel thugs throughout a Gotham city that's almost double the size of the one seen in Arkham City. Early reviews had the game as generally well received, but did little to improve on the Arkham formula.

Origins is out now for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. A follow up, Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate, is also available for the 3DS and PS Vita, developed by Armature Studio.

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