Warner Bros. has released an update for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of Batman: Arkham Origins adding the new competitive "Hunter, Hunted" mode to the game's online multiplayer component.

"Hunter, Hunted" is a 3v3v1 mode that throws three Bane thugs, three Joker henchmen, and one very pissed-off Batman into the same map for a chaotic team-based battle to the death. There are no respawns in this mode, making thugs especially fragile and keeping the stakes high throughout.

"Hunter, Hunted" is available as part of a free update, and follows up on the recent launch of Arkham Origins' Initiation DLC. The game's upcoming "Narrative DLC" pack will complete Arkham Origins' planned Season Pass content next year.
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Batman: Arkham Origins - "Hunter, Hunted" Mode Available Today

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the all-new "Hunter, Hunted" multiplayer mode available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, which players can access by jumping into the Batman: Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode.

The "Hunter, Hunted" multiplayer mode brings the excitement of "Last Man Standing" to Batman: Arkham Origins. The new 3v3v1 mode pits three Bane thugs, three Joker thugs, and Batman against each other to be the last team standing. With no respawns, the new "Hunter, Hunted" mode takes Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer to a whole new level of intensity with heightened tension, risk, and rewards.

Whether you've been playing multiplayer since release or are just starting out now, this is a great time to have a go and unlock a few extra items!

Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins is based on DC Comics' core Batman license and features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. The online multiplayer mode is developed by Splash Damage

This article was originally published on Joystiq.