Mobile version on ‘Arkham Origins’ syncs up with console

Upgradeable gadgets, costumes
make up for lack of story line in
iOS version of video game

Cody Bahn / Editor-in-chief

If you don’t own a console to play “Batman: Arkham Origins,” but you own an iPhone or iPad, the iOS version of the game was released Oct. 16.

While not the free-roam, action-packed game the console version is, the iOS version has its own highlights. You can only get into fights that play off of the swiping capabilities of touch screens, but the game itself offers at least a few hours of game play.

Developed by Netherrealms Studios, the same company that developed “Mortal Kombat” and “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” the game play and use of gadgets work in a similar way as the “Injustice: Gods Among Us” mobile game.

There is no story line, but the game can keep you interested. It has its own set of upgradeable gadgets and costumes for purchase through an in-game currency.

Another difference between the two versions is the costumes. On the console version costumes do nothing but give you a new look. For the mobile version costumes give status boosts to health, damage and speed.

The one perk that will keep people playing is, for those who have both console and mobile versions, it can sync up with a user’s WBID account to unlock extra costumes and bonuses in both versions.

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