When players start the game, they'll have to select a loadout for Batman. There will be quite a number of suits to choose from, each with their own stats. Players will also be able to customize Batman through an XP system that increases his health, defense, offense, etc. He'll also be able to upgrade and select various power-ups.
Once Batman is customized, you'll jump into a heatmap of Gotham. The city is split into four sectors, each with varying levels of crime. Once you go deeper, you'll see random crimes-in-progress, each with different mission parameters and difficulty levels. For example, a 3-star mission may have thugs with added defense. A 5-star mission will likely have you going head-to-head with an assassin.
This is how you explore Gotham
Even if you're the type to avoid free-to-play games, there's reason to play this mobile spin-off. Playing the console game will let you unlock content in the mobile game. In fact, you'll be able to earn mobile game currency by playing the console game and linking your WBID account. "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," creative director Ed Boon said in the announcement. "The mobile game goes hand-in-hand with what is offered on the other platforms."
The game will be available on iOS in the "console game launch window," while an Android version will follow in "the holiday timeframe."
There are many, many suits to buy