Warner Bros. announces free-to-play Batman: Arkham Origins for iOS, Android

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have announced Batman: Arkham Origins for iOS and Android devices. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the game is a brawler that sees Batman taking on a variety of DC Comics’ greatest villains, the identities of which are still unknown.

The free-to-play title will see players earning in-game currency and rewards as they continue to play the game, with numerous Batsuits also being available to unlock.

In addition, the game will connect back to the Batman: Arkham Origins console game [pictured] on Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3 and PC. Those console gamers can connect their Warner Bros. account ID to both games to access “exclusive content.”

“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,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, in a company statement. “The mobile game goes hand-in-hand with what is offered on the other platforms.”

NetherRealm is no stranger to these sorts of mobile experiences, having previously released Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham City Lockdown on mobile.

The iOS version of Batman: Arkham Origins is planned for release alongside the Batman: Arkham Origins console video game, which comes out on October 25. The Android version of the game will follow sometime in the holiday season. Check back soon to follow the game on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.