Splash DamageAugust 2013

August 2013

Extraction to be playable at PAX this week!

We're excited to reveal that Splash Damage is partnering with Nexon America to operate our free-to-play multiplayer shooter Extraction in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Known as Dirty Bomb during our limited Closed Alpha, Extraction is set in London, now abandoned after a mysterious radiological attack. Groups of mercenaries now fight to extract (ah ha!) the secrets left behind. Read on to find out about our new partnership with Nexon, what’s changing (hint: nothing much), and Extraction’s debut at PAX this month.

Batman: Arkham Origins Collector’s Edition Revealed

Warner has taken the mask off the much anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins Collector’s Edition for Xbox 360 and PS3. The CE contains a whole bunch of goodies including a statue, an art book, and exclusive single player content. Here's the list:

  • Exclusive Arkham Origins highly detailed premium statue featuring Batman & The Joker
  • 80-page, full-color hardcover artbook
  • Assassin's Intel Dossier, including files on the eight assassins, as well as Black Mask's contract
  • 1st Appearance Batman Skin DLC
  • Deathstroke Challenge Pack DLC – Usable throughout all the Arkham Origins Challenge maps and also includes two bonus challenge maps and two bonus Deathstroke Skins
  • Exclusive 3D Metal Pack
  • The PS3 edition will also include the Knightfall pack as an exclusive piece of content

The Collector’s Edition can be preordered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 right now, so you'll be able to get playing right away when BAO ships on 25 October.

Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer hands-on previews are here!

Want to know what Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer is like to play? Several sites got to try their hand at a few rounds of Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer recently, and they've written up their impressions.

Here's a slice from Destructoid:

I'm relieved to tell you that while there is a new multiplayer mode in the game and it is being developed by Splash Damage studios, "Invisible Predator" online mode is an incredibly fun and appealing addition that works within the storyline framework and is a great addition on its own merit. During a recent playthrough in the Blackgate Prison map, I got a chance to see how it all works and just how badass it is to be Batman against live players.

Check below for the full list of previews so far: