Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that the third instalment in its Arkham series will come tagged with an all-new multiplayer mode.
Invisible Predator Online will borrow numerous elements from the similarly-named Arkham challenges, thrusting them into an online environment built for 3v3v2 combat.
So, how exactly does that work? Well, six players will take up arms against each other either as one Joker’s or Bane’s henchmen. Whilst the two warring factions take it out on each other, Batman and Robin will stalk the shadows, picking off stray gunmen one by one.
The mode is being developed by British studio, Splash Damage, the same team behind 2011 shooter, Brink. Thug gameplay will be similar to that of any third person shooter whereas Batman and Robin play as they do in the game’s singleplayer campaign, complete with stealth takedowns and detective vision.
Its up to the caped crusader and his sidekick to take down as many villains as possible, gradually building a intimidation meter. All the while, thugs will be keeping one eye in the sky and the other on ground as they attempt to rack kills. After certain conditions are met, both the Joker and Bane will become playable for a short time as demonstrated in the trailer above.
It looks fairly chaotic though Splash Damage ensure the mode will create tension and fear, at least for those playing as criminal underlings.
We’ll have more on Arkham Origins as we approach its October launch date.