Batman: Arkham Origins story DLC cancelled for Wii U

One more piece of Batman: Arkham Origins DLC is still to come, a little story campaign, but it won't be coming to Wii U. Warner Bros. has confirmed that it's cancelled the Wii U release, as there's not enough interest. You know, the real Batman would stick up for the underdog.

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One more piece of Batman: Arkham Origins DLC is still to come, a little story campaign, but it won't be coming to Wii U. Warner Bros. has confirmed that it's cancelled the Wii U release, as there's not enough interest. You know, the real Batman would stick up for the underdog.

"Based on demand for DLC content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming all-new story campaign for Wii U," a representative told Polygon today.

The confirmation comes after a report from GoNintendo that people who had bought the $20 DLC Season Pass were getting a refund. They'll get to keep the other DLC, though.

The Wii U version of Arkham Origins was always the least-loved, coming without multiplayer--though it was at least $10 cheaper. In a way it was surprising the game hit Wii U at all, given that most major cross-platform franchises are skipping Nintendo's latest console.

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    January 31, 2014 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Batman: Arkham Origins story DLC cancelled for Wii U.

    One more piece of Batman: Arkham Origins DLC is still to come, a little story campaign, but it won't be coming to Wii U. Warner Bros. has confirmed that it's cancelled the Wii U release, as there's not enough interest. You know, the real Batman would stick up for the underdog.

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      January 31, 2014 7:04 AM

      Wii U, I think it might be time to pack your bags. You can go get a room with Virtual Boy.

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        January 31, 2014 7:10 AM

        shame too. It's quite a bit better than the wii.

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      January 31, 2014 7:18 AM

      So how long before Ubisoft stops releasing games altogether for the Wii U? They have really been the only faithful 3rd party publisher for Wii U and even they are starting to pair things back.

      I wouldn't be surprised if AC5 (or whatever the 2014 Assassin's Creed game is) doesnt appear on the Wii U.

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      January 31, 2014 7:20 AM

      This is to bad. I loved Origins on the WiiU. In fact I bought it there because there was no MP. This really stinks.

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        January 31, 2014 7:32 AM

        wait... you bought the wiiU version just because it didn't have multi-player?

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        January 31, 2014 8:55 AM

        I'm really confused - out of all possible variables, why would lack of multiplayer be the focal point of your purchasing decision for a multi-platform game? That seems like a really strange reason to go out of your way to buy the game only on one specific platform, especially when they already put forth the development effort to put the feature on the other platforms.

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          January 31, 2014 9:17 AM

          since it was a hit and run post, ive come to the conclusion that he has kids and doesn't want them playing multiplayer games so having the option completely removed is the best way to cut down on the "but daaaaaaad!!!" whining.

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          January 31, 2014 9:34 AM

          Wasn't interested in MP, was $10 less had lots of credit with Nintendo Deluxe program, so it made lots of sense to get it for WiiU. Plays like a dream also, but I guess there wasn't enough gamers that bought it. The decision had nothing to do with family at all.

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            January 31, 2014 9:44 AM

            i guess that just seems odd. i have the PC version and just never loaded up the MP game. i didn't say "crap, i wish this didn't have multiplayer included!!" $10 cheaper is a reason that makes sense.

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            February 1, 2014 8:13 PM

            Not just that it was cheaper. For example in Finland all the versions seemed to be same priced, but since Wii U version was clearly the best and also the original development platform, it was an easy choice to choose that instead of for example 360 or PC.

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              February 4, 2014 9:40 AM

              Where did you see that Wii-U was the original dev platform?

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      January 31, 2014 7:26 AM

      I guess it's time to pony up for an XBone or PS4?

      I remember virtual boy..it collected dust in my childhood play room.

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        January 31, 2014 7:53 AM

        If your screen name has anything to say, we are about the same age. So I'll go ahead and assume that you were once very foolish in the 7th grade.

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      January 31, 2014 9:17 AM

      I remember reading that Nintendo had Wii controller tech when they released the Gamecube, but decided to wait. If that's true, it seems like they are essentially a generation behind. Like the Wii's impact and revolution should have occurred in Gamecube's day. The combined popularity would have been nuts. Then the Wii U should have competed directly with the 360 and the PS3. The console landscape would have been completely shifted.

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      January 31, 2014 4:17 PM

      This is just getting really sad for the Wii U.

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      February 1, 2014 8:11 PM

      Well, DLC is pointless anyway and should die in fire of hell.

      If it's not in the game disc when bought, then just don't care.