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No Batman: Arkham Knight for the Wii U

by Bryan Rose - March 4, 2014, 12:33 pm EST
Total comments: 15 Source: Game Informer

The Caped Crusader's latest tale might not be making its way to Nintendo consoles.

Batman: Arkham Knight, the latest in the Arkham game series, will not be making its way to the Wii U.

Revealed today by Game Informer, Batman: Arkham Knight will be coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 later this year, but will be skipping the Wii U despite getting a port of Arkham City and Arkham Origins over the past two years.

In April, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition, a port of last fall's 3DS game, will be coming to the Wii U eShop.

We have reached out to Warner Bros. for a comment on the state of the Batman Arkham games on Wii U.


CericMarch 04, 2014

Is it not coming for PS3 and 360?

DEDwyer64March 04, 2014

Quote from: Ceric

Is it not coming for PS3 and 360?

Nope. Looks like it's just going to be PS4/XBONE/PC.

AdrockMarch 04, 2014

I'm surprised this is coming out so soon on any platform.

I bought Arkham City on Wii U. I couldn't get into it. I am interested in Blackgate so I'll check that out.

Kytim89March 04, 2014

Considering that the Wii U versions of past Batman titles must sold some where between terrible and abysmal it makes sense for this game to skip the Wii U. However, the fact that it is skipping the PS3 and 360 tells me that they are forcing people to buy the new console. Although considering how many people own the old consoles versus the newer ones if enough people raised Hell they could get this game ported over to the PS360, and maybe the Wii U, the Montreal team.

the asylumMarch 04, 2014

Anyone surprised anymore?

Kytim89March 04, 2014

I would forgive Warner Brothers on the condition they make the DLC for Arkham Origins available on the Wii U.

ShyGuyMarch 04, 2014

Warner Bros games is dead to me.

ShyGuyMarch 04, 2014

Not for this, PS4, Bone and PC could make sense for the game. I'm stilled ticked about Origins DLC, like Kytim my brother!

ShyGuyMarch 04, 2014


azekeMarch 05, 2014

I started playing Arkham City proper this week and while skipping Wii U it's indeed a shame, i'm kinda ok with that.

Even in City the formula was already stretching too thin and they also did Origins all made with the same formula: "beat up thugs, deal with Riddler's BS, now do it 1000x times" and now these is yet another game?

And if the game will turn out amazing, or if i become complete Arkham junkie (as i did with similarly iterative Assassin's Creed) i can always play it on PC should i want it.

chilenozoMarch 05, 2014

My two cents about this.

Some huge amounts of money have to be coming from MS & Sony so the game are not ported to PS3/360...it is a bad economic policy not to sell those game on a large, very large install base. This games cost lost of money to produce...my guess is that the actual game will not be great graphical jump....only the cgi will be awesome but the actual game engine...I don't think so.

It could also happen that, as we have seen with games made for Vita and 3DS, back in the shadows the devs already know that they will eventually port the games to other platforms, but, they will originally will develop the games in the next gen console engines. So they keep this ideas quiet till launching date and later they release the ports.

As I said, there is simple too much money to be made in the old gen....and if the game goes old gen, the WiiU still has a chance.

Kytim89March 05, 2014

It's going to be difficult to determine the success of this game. If I am an owner of a PS360 and have been loyal to the Arkham series all along am I going to pay $400.00+ dollars for one game? The PS4 just crossed six million mark but how does this compare to the combined user base of the older consoles? The bigger question is whether it will make it the Wii U?

ymeegodMarch 05, 2014

Most likely using the new UE4 engine which would explain why it's skipping all of last generation hardware.  Me, I don't currently own an next generation hardware (PS4/Xbox One) but I will eventually and I'd rather play a game that maximize the hardware vs playing something that tries to play the middle ground.

Thief (the reboot) is an example of this (developers were stretched to thin and the game runs poorly on any platform).


broodwarsMarch 05, 2014

Quote from: chilenozo

Some huge amounts of money have to be coming from MS & Sony so the game are not ported to PS3/360...it is a bad economic policy not to sell those game on a large, very large install base.

People need to get over the fact that the existing consoles are 8-9 years old now. Their time has past and their software sales are down (and likewise for consoles based on 8-9 year old technology like the Wii U). Gamestop complained as much last year. Sony and Microsoft don't have to pay developers to only develop for the new consoles: software sales of the old consoles are so poor and hardware sales of the new consoles are so good that developers are moving on.  I wouldn't be surprised if even Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed went Xbone/PS4/PC this year already.

This is the bed that Nintendo made when they released such an underpowered and under-supported console 2 years ago. If Watch Dogs getting delayed only on Wii U wasn't a big enough indication to you that the Wii U was finished with 3rd parties, perhaps this and likely many more Wii U 3rd party omissions will finally convince you.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, March 07, 2014

When it was announced for PS4 and Xbox One only, I sort of knew a Wii U version was not happening. Developers hardly port seventh generation games to the Wii U, so thinking even a big supporter of the system like WB Games would do so, especially with having to build a specific version for the Wii U's lower tech and their other games not selling well, was pretty naive. Now, I'm calling anyone who believed that naive; I'm saying the thought was naive. :)

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