Batman: Arkham Origins Preorder Content Confirmed for Wii U

Officially official

Warner Bros. Interactive have confirmed the preorder Deathstroke content for Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for Nintendo Wii U.

Over the past few months there’s been an ongoing discussion as to whether the preorder content will or will not be available, a discussion fuelled by conflicting retailer advertising.

Though with a statement from the game’s publisher handed to Aussie-Gamer this morning, we can all put to rest any doubt or concern surrounding the preorder content and its availability on Wii U.

The Deathstroke content pack allows players to play as the character Deathstroke in Batman: Arkham Origins‘s challenge mode, two character skins and two additional challenge maps.

Batman: Arkham Origins is being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal and is effectively a prequel to Rocksteady’s previous Arkham games. The game stars a much younger, less experienced Batman in a “year two” story that sees the Dark Knight fighting off a group of deadly assassins.

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available on October 25 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Nintendo Wii U

A handheld version is also in development for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, under the title Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.

Looking forward to another Bats game? Which version will you be picking up?

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  • Joseph Parsons

    no video ther to see

    • Jayden Williams

      Must’ve been an issue with YouTube. Should be viewable now!

  • WellWisher

    Cool. I’ll be getting the Wii U version then. As long as they include the same gamepad features from Arkham City and fix the framerate issues.

    • Jayden Williams

      I think the Wii U version will be ‘the’ version to get, considering WB Montreal worked on the Wii U version of City.

      • WellWisher

        Hope so dude.

  • Elbee23

    I sure hope they launch at the same time. I sure am sick of third party publishers delaying the Wii U version by several months then comparing It to sales on other consoles. This may end up being the first major third party console release that is coming out simultaneously on the Wii U as well as the 360 and PS3.
    So perhaps, finally, the media can compare apples to apples rather than apples to oranges. =S

    • Jayden Williams

      Batman Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, AC4, and Watch Dogs are all releasing same day on 360, PS3 AND Wii U :)

      • Elbee23

        Well, if gamers have 2 or more of those systems and are interested in those games… which system will they buy them on? Let’s see how bad the Wii U really is going when you have a decent choice as a gamer. =)

        • Jayden Williams

          It will be interesting to see, given no major release has hit all consoles at the one time yet.

          Hopefully people make the right choice, third party games appear better on Wii U than other systems.

          • Tony

            Is America as well? Great article. I feel like you are the only website that give NIntendo a fair shake.

          • Jayden Williams

            If Warner Australia are offering the content, I’m willing to bet North America will as well :)

            After all, I assume Warner AU had to confirm with Warner US anyway.

            And, thanks. It was silly that people just ASSUMED the content wasn’t coming to Wii U, even though no one actually said it wasn’t.

  • AsterDW

    Not sure if anyone else has noticed but not one retailer is listing the pre-order DLC as available for Wii U. Have you guys at Aussie Gamer confirmed with the source/contact at WB how we’re supposed to get it since everyone we can order from says it is for PS3 and Xbox 360 only?

    • Jayden Williams

      Official confirmation came direct from Warner Bros. Interactive Australia.

      If the retailers themselves have been slack in advertising the DLC (which would come in the form of a redeem voucher inside the game, packaged by the publisher) then the fault lies with them and you should be asking questions.

      Two major retailers in Australia are clearly advertising the DLC;

      https://ebgames.com.au/wiiu-162164-Batman-Arkham-Origins-Wii-U

      http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/game/wii-u/batman-arkham-origins-wii-u/682949

      In fact, at least one of these retailers were advertising the DLC before we confirmed officially with WB.

      Hopefully this casts away any doubt you may have had.

      • AsterDW

        Thank you for the quick reply. I find it troubling though that retailers here aren’t advertising the same information. In fact looking at other regions even Amazon appears to show it for the UK. I’m just very confused by the difference.

        • Jayden Williams

          Well, that’s where the confusion came from; Amazon.

          Many other writers out there were taking that on face value, choosing to write incorrect articles based entirely on what they saw in the wild.

          I hardly think Warner Bros. Australia (Australia, where nothing for the most part happens) have anything to gain by giving out incorrect information.

          • AsterDW

            I think you’re right, and I made the error in not checking the other regions before I posted my original question. I just wish I knew why there is a difference in the advertising of the DLC between the regions. Why EB Games AU lists it, and Amazon UK, DE, etc. list it but GameStop and Amazon US/CA say it isn’t available.