Looks as though the Wii U is taking another slam from another publisher. Wii U owners will know that Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is one of the best games to hit the console to date, particularly due to the fact that its downloadable content was fully supported and that the game had expanded features not found in other versions. Thus, the news recently coming out of Warner Bros. Games Montreal will be a huge let down to fans of the Wii U and of the Arkham series games.

The newest game in the series, Batman: Arkham Origins, will be releasing on October 25th and will feature exclusive DLC for those who pre-order the game — unless you are a Wii U owner. That’s right; the Wii U is once again getting slighted by a 3rd party publisher. This time it means that the Wii U version of Arkham Origins will not be able to get the Deathstroke DLC, which includes two challenge maps and two Deathstroke skins. Here is what the official Warner Bros. press release for the DLC says:

“Deathstroke confirmed as playable character in Batman: Arkham Origins challenge mode pre-order now for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for exclusive early access to the Deathstroke pack” — Warner Bros.

While this should become less and less of a shock each time it happens, it always seems like a blow to the floundering console. Publishers seem to be leaving the Wii U in the dust, something that is really hurting the console in its current time of need. Warner Bros. has yet to clarify if this definitively means that the DLC won’t come to the Wii U, but it seems like something pretty large to accidentally leave out of such a release.

What do you think? Are you disappointed that the Wii U won’t be getting the DLC? Do you want the game for Wii U regardless of the possibly missing DLC?

Our Verdict

Noah Cherry
My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.


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