BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS Goes Graphic in DC^2 iOS App
CREDIT: DC Comics
The world of Batman: Arkham Origins is expanding with a new app available today on the iOS store. Batman: Arkham Origins - A DC2 Multiverse Graphic Novel offers a new "multi-path reading experience." The first-of-its-kind from DC Comics allows readers to interact with the story, choosing the next step for Batman and other characters at crucial points in the series. Writer Adam Beechen and artist Christian Duce provide the story for the interactive digital comic. The story is set prior to the events of the game, providing a prequel to the prequel of the popular game series.
In addition to the interactive choices, the Arkham Origins Graphic Novel also has limited animation, sound effects, and a soundtrack to further immerse users, who are acting as combination readers and players, merging the world of the games and comics together more completely than has been tried. Eight chapters can be purchased as a whole or individually, with new chapters delivered every two weeks over the course of the next four months.
While readers can make choices at the various story branches, there is one "right" answer to each choice, leading directly into the next chapter of the series - that offers replayability for the combination game/comic developed by DC Entertainment and Madefire. Those who go through the full story (or buy the series pass) will receive an Injustice Batman and New 52 Metallic Batman skin for Batman: Arkham Origins.
“DC2 MultiVerse is the latest in a series of innovations that demonstrates how we work with digital partners like Madefire to organically enhance comics and the digital storytelling art form,” stated Jim Lee, Co-Publisher, DC Entertainment in a press release. “With the launch of the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – A DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL app, fans can choose the destiny of their characters – and follow both Batman or his rogues gallery of Super-Villains, all within an immersive reading experience tied to the actual game through prequel storylines and an exclusive skin.
Injustice: Gods Among Us has also been remastered by Madefire with "dynamic artwork" and sound effects. It can be downloaded through the Madefire app.