Batman: Arkham Origins bringing justice to iOS soon
An iOS version of Batman: Arkham Origins is set to swoop onto the App Store alongside its console counterpart this autumn.
Cooked up by Batman: Arkham City Lockdown developer NetherRealm, the game will revolve around one-on-one brawls between The Dark Knight and Gotham's rogue's gallery of psychotic villains.
Speaking to Pocket Gamer, a spokesperson from NetherRealm confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will feature "light RPG elements" which will allow players to tailor The Caped Crusader's fighting style to their liking.
We've also been promised an array of unlockable Batsuits to collect, plus appearances from supervillains Deathstroke, The Electrocutioner, and Bane.
What's more, if you happen to have the game on Xbox, PS3, or Wii U, you can use your progress in the iOS version to unlock outfits in the console versions.
As with the studio's previous superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: Arkham Origins will be a free-to-play affair, offering in-app purchases to those wishing to unlock costumes and upgrades quicker.
Combat will play out through a combination of taps and swipes, while special moves can be exectuted via a series of gesture-based mini-games. The game will also feature a "minimal-HUD mode" which strips back the onscreen buttons to better accomodate the iPhone's smaller screen.
According the developer, we can expect to get to grips with Batman: Arkham Origins "during the console launch window". As the console versions launch on October 25th, we'll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for Bat signals later this month.