The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing - Jeane Baptiste Colbert
HOLLYWOOD GAME DISTRIBUTOR Warner Bros has shown off the cooperative gameplay that people who pick up Batman: Arkham Origins should expect.
They should expect to be reasonably pleased, if the trailer is anything to go by. The co-op play lets people play three against two and lets you play as Batman and Robin, though obviously there will be tussles over who gets to play as the former and who is relegated to playing as the sidekick.
That is as long as you want to play one of good guys. Also playable are the perhaps more fun characters the Joker and "I'm sorry, but could you say that again?" Bane.
Splash Damage is the firm that is presenting the cooperative play. Warner Bros is only too happy to talk about it.
"The Batman: Arkham Origins Online mode offers players the chance to hunt as Batman or Robin against the most challenging opponents yet, friends and other gamers online," it said.
"Players can also take on the role of a Super-Villain Elite and get a peek behind the curtain of what it's like to side with The Joker or Bane as they establish their legacy by taking down Batman and Robin, and anyone else who gets in their way. Fans will even be able call in the ultimate reinforcement to help turn the tide in any match by playing as The Joker or Bane themselves."
Typically the Batman games are excellent, and this one looks to have the deft touch of its predecessors.
It will be released on 25 October and the co-op feature is available on Sony PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. While Batman: Arkham Origins will be sold for the Nintendo Wii U, it will not include the cooperative play features. µ
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