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Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer skipping Wii U

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Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer component won't be coming to the Wii U so the developers can focus on the "largest [multiplayer] audience," according to a statement from Warner Bros. provided to Eurogamer.

The game will include a multiplayer mode called Invisible Predator Online, which allows players to choose between hero, Bane's elite thugs and Joker's elite thugs factions. But that mode, which is being developed independent of Warner Bros. Games Montreal's campaign by Splash Damage, will not be coming to the Wii U.

"MP will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC," a spokesperson for Warner Bros. said. "The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest MP audience."

In a financial earnings report released earlier today, Nintendo described the Wii U hardware sales as having a "negative impact" on profits. The company sold 160,000 Wii U consoles last quarter.

To learn more about Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer mode, be sure to check out Polygon's recent interview with the developers. Batman: Arkham Origins is slated for an Oct. 25 release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Windows PC.