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It's Still Not Known If Batman: Arkham Origins DLC Is Coming To Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

DLC "not available on all platforms"

For some reason, DLC seems to be a dirty word as far as the Wii U is concerned. Mass Effect 3 players missed out, Sniper Elite V2 has recently launched with no downloadable content whatsoever and it's looking likely that the Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted won't get any DLC support.

The forthcoming Batman: Arkham Origins could be joining the list of Wii U games which lack any kind of downloadable goodies. A recent flyer — shown below — states that DLC is "not available on all platforms." While this is a long way off being confirmation that the Wii U edition will miss out, given the console's track record in this field, the fact that this sentence has been included fills us with dread.

If the Nintendo edition of Arkham Origins misses out on DLC, will that influence your decision to purchase the Wii U version? Or are you more concerned with the main game? Post a comment to tell us your feelings on this matter.

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Bass_X0 said:

Why would Nintendo fans care? They hate having to pay more than the retail price regardless of what the DLC is.

Unless Nintendo fans complain about DLC when its present and and also complain about it when its not present but was present on other consoles.

I swear, if Street Fighter X Tekken came to Wii U without the DLC characters available as on-disc DLC or as off-disc DLC, meaning theres no way to play them at all on Wii U, Nintendo fans would complain.



dizzy_boy said:

It wouldn't suprise me in the least if wiiu gets missed out on the dlc list. It would be better off just to throw it in with the disk release and charge an extra few bucks, but that'll never happen.



ULTRA-64 said:

Dlc, whilst not essential to any good game, enhances the experience. I like to be able to expand on the games I love the most through any means and am loyal to the franchises that give me, the gamer, the most joy and support.
It's a shame that the dlc issues on the Wii u look likely to continue, hard to show support and loyalty to companies making to games you love when it doesn't come back around =(



The-Chosen-one said:

but the creators, have to be clear about these things, and not say hey not for all consoles, just name which will not and explain why they dont bring it.



8thGenConsoles said:

It's still not known if I will buy this game at launch. I don't care much about DLC but others do and i dont like it when Nintendo fans don't get the same treatment from developers. If you're gonna port a game to Wii U then do it right, don't give us an incomplete game.



jahasnell said:

I still plan on purchasing the Wii U version, but am disappointed in the lack of DLC. Some people are so quick to point out how poorly third party titles sell on Nintendo consoles, but fail to acknowledge the fact that many times the publisher shorthands said versions. I think the worst example recently was Mass Effect 3. How on earth are Wii U owners expected to buy that when they know that the entire trilogy was just brought to the other consoles (you know, the consoles that already have other games in the series). I avoided getting 3 just hoping we'd eventually get the trilogy. EA saw a "lack of interest" and had no reason to bring us a Wii U trilogy. I digress, but it is frustrating when developers and/or publishers offer less to certain crowds and act surprised when they don't sell as well.



Mattstewto said:

Maybe it will be the Xbox 360 and ps3 that won't get it sense the game comes out right before the launch of the new systems.



GiftedGimp said:

Its listed as Early Access Pre-Order Bonus for PC, Microsoft Systems, And Ps3.
So by deduction, If you Pre-Order the game for PC, Xbox360, Xbone or Ps3 you will get early acces to the dlc. Ps4 & WiiU will get the dlc when the dlc is on general release.
Thats how I translate the dlc listings and seeing as it's already been said the WiiU will be getting Origins dlc it seems that where ever this story started its just yet another story trying to damage the WiiU.



The-Chosen-one said:

i dont get the writers sometimes, just contact the creators of the game or the publishers about this fact, not based on rumors or interpretation.
just clear it out. because this also damages N-Life



Einherjar said:

To be honest: Why make a WiiU version in the first place ? Yeah yeah, hear me out
How are they expecting:
-comparable sales
-good sales
-better sales
On the WiiU when its clear from the beginning that it will be the "unsuported inferior version" ? picture this:
You can buy one of these cars. They are both the same model with one difference: The first one can be equipped with any kind and brand of tires, the other one can only be equipped with a single line of tires that is discontinued a month after you buy the car...what car will you choose ?
What is so hard about making all console versions equal ? There are only 2 version to that story that make sense to me:
1: The usual "nintendo boycott - we fear that it will be the most popular one so we dont get bribe money from M$
2: Nintendo has a hidden anti DLC ripoff policy, preventing publishers from dooing stuff like on-disc DLC and whatnot.
Whatever the case may actually be, making the WiiU version inferior from the start is absolute bulpoopy and, to be honest, a total waste of recources and time. It wont sell as well as the other, supported versions, so publishers can moan about "bad sales, we are not making another game for that system"



Monkeyofthefunk said:

This is a big issue for me and could be a game changer when the other consoles are released. I don't get enough time to play on one console never mind two so I buy one console per generation. This time it is the Wii U. I made my mind up from the first rumours about all of the next gen machines.
When I buy a game that I really like, I play it to death. I then buy the DLC to get more out of the game I've enjoyed playing so much. Most new games are now priced at £39.99 - £49.99. When I spend that much money on a game that lasts about 20-50 hours, which isn't a long time, I feel a bit cheated.
It's a lot of money to spend on something that you can complete in a week. DLC helps soften the blow. I know you pay more money to expand your missions, weapons etc but if you love that game, you want to keep it going.
Batman Arkham City had some of the DLC on the disc, but it had already been out for a decent amount of time on the other consoles, so charging would have been a bit cheeky.
If the Wii U misses out on DLC for major titles, then the games won't sell as many copies. I won't buy Ghosts if there is not DLC Maps to follow. I'm Bored of Black Ops 2 already because of the small amount of maps.
DLC is essential nowadays and if the Wii U misses out, it says to me that developers and publishers aren't taking the console seriously and are treating it as a stop gap to the Xbox One and PS4.
I love my Wii U but the games aren't coming and it looks as though we will be missing DLC. I hope this gets sorted once and for all.



Ichiban said:

Whats sad is that dlc is already planned yet the game isnt anywhere near close to the release date.
Utter bullpoopy if you ask me. I find it flat out insulting as a consumer.



bunnyking said:

I'm not buying anything that doesn't offer the same experience as other consoles.

You skimp on DLC just because it's easy and MS paid you off.

What is hilarious to me is that I plan on buying a PS4 us Nintendo fans usually own more than one system. Skimp here feel the pain later.



Rafie said:

This is why some of us who have more than one console buy for the other when it comes to big games like this. The Wii U versions of big title games keeps getting the crap end of things. I was buying this for the 360 anyway, but sad to hear that this keeps happening to Ninty.



dumedum said:

I will buy it on Wii U regardless, for best visuals, off tv etc. DLC is ultimately just asking for you to pay more money for the same game and there are lots of other games there. Since when has DLC become so coveted. Anyway, there is no reason to think the DLC will not come to Wii U.



chiptoon said:

I prefer playing on WiiU, so I'' probably get it, but it would be huge pity. I normally don't care about DLC, but Arkham City has the only DLC outside of Mass Effect 2 I've ever bothered with.

I won't buy it for a different platform just for the opportunity to give them more money.



SetupDisk said:

If the dlc doesn't come to Wii U it will be beyond pathetic. DLC works fine on Wii U. Hopefully by then sales of the system will have picked up and they will release it. If not, why bother making the game for the system?



Pounder said:

@Bass_X0 There's more than one Nintendo fan. That's kind of obvious. Here's the tricky part: sometimes they have different opinions.



kereke12 said:

Why is it when a game comes out for Wii U, there's no DLC for it. Is it REALLY THAT HARD? I mean really developers you guys must really hate Nintendo. To not put in DLC in your games. Not everyone likes Xbox or Playstation you know. At least put one DLC. Nintendo needs to step up on there games as well for 3rd party as well. As for me I really don't care for DLC as much so yeah i'll be getting this game when I finally get the Wii U.



GamerJunkie said:

Will be on PC cheaper, all DLC, better graphics.

Why would anybody buy it on Wii U, especially if its not gonna have DLC?



DarkNinja9 said:

i agree with @WiiURockz if you going to port a game at least make it fair for everyone on each console why would only the Wii U always get the "were not sure" treatment -.- why its so hard to use the same port of DLC or something? <.<

anyway yes DLC would influence on which console i get my games as well as the multiplayer if its going to have ppl playing it or not etc DLC can sometimes be interesting like getting more story missions and such not just the "hey new weapons" type of dlc but yeah why doesnt anyone contact the developers so speak out and say something so that its official? that also lets them know ppl care to bringing the stuff to Wii U as well



Banker-Style said:

Considering these guys ported Arkham City to Wii U,I'd be quite surprised if we don't get any DLC.
I want to play as Deathstroke god dammit!



Chunky_Droid said:

The pack shot Warner Bros. supplied us has the DLC sticker on the Wii U edition, and EB Games are advertising that the DLC is available for Wii U preorders.



Revolution5268 said:

read the small word below the pre order, it said not available to all platforms.
So I can tell if they don't announce it then it means its not coming, simple.



Jaz007 said:

Wow, this really worries me. I love using the gamepad for Arkham City, but this makes me wonder. What has Nintendo done with the e-shop to make this hard? Right before launch, major publishers didn't know how it was going to work for DLC and now it still seem to be harder than the other 2 platfomers to put it on. Nintendo has been talking about being serious about online parts of a while now. If they are serious than I want to see DLC coming to games instead of being stuck behind the beginning of the PS360 generation. I want results and not just talk about good online.



brandonbwii said:

I have a theory as to why Wii U doesn't get DLC like the other consoles. It's the poor infrastructure of the eshop. Read the the Zen Pinball 2 review to know exactly what I'm talking about.

Things may change for the better once the NSMBU update arrives. The one where you'll be able to download content from the game itself.

Publishers probably feel like not enough people will download content in Wii U's current state. Once Nintendo releases the update. Other developers might follow suit.



rjejr said:

@Kodeen - "what Nintendo's business terms are"

I think somebody somewhere needs to look into this and find an answer. It does seem like maybe it's Nintendo's fault more than the publishers.

1. it's too hard to develop DLC to run on both an external HDD and internal memory on the WiiU
2. Nintendo wants to put a limit on what publishers can charge for any single DLC or per game total
3. developers worry about piracy issues more on the WiiU
4. developers want the DLC avaible a certain way; in game, in the eShop, or both, that Nintendo doesn't allow

I'm not saying it's Nintendo fault, but maybe it isn't all the developers fault either.



hYdeks said:

Dear Developers: Stop f-ing over your Nintendo fans! >< Bring out the DLC to the Wii U, why is this even a question anymore?



kevkeepsplaying said:

Psh, who needs DLC. Developers are being morons by excluding us from it, the console is perfectly capable of it, plus they're DIGITAL purchases, you aren't losing any money by giving us DLC.



Rod64 said:

And me thinking we were done with these kind of things with the Wii... sigh



Rafie said:

@SetupDisk That's not Zen's fault. That's all on Ninty and the way they set up the DLC infrastructure. Zen Pinball 2 import tool works fabulous on PS3, Vita, etc.



Lunapplebloom said:

I'm theorizing that they may be referring to the 3DS and PS Vita versions of Blackgate. DLC is pretty much almost non existent on 3DS except for a handful of titles, so it wouldn't surprise me if it turns out to be just that. But only time will tell for a full confirmation.

If Wii U misses out on the DLC though, I'll have to jump ship and go with a PS3 version then.



GiftedGimp said:

As I said before...
The pre-order early access Deathstroke Dlc will (or rather May) not be available as pre-order early access on WiiU as it is on Ps3, Microsoft Systems & PC.
However Not having Early Access pre-order bonus does NOT equate to Not getting the DLC at All.



SetupDisk said:

It's kinda messed up on PS3. When you buy a table you have to download the demo which is the full table that is partially locked plus the retail table that's just an unlock for the demo.



Rafie said:

@SetupDisk It's the same thing when you download a demo of a PSN game and then when it's time to purchase it, you download the unlock.

I'm still baffled about the DLC situation here though. Injustice has been out for a bit on the Wii U and they haven't caught up to the others in DLC. They just announced Scorpion as the next character for it.




The sad thing is that the Wii U is a decent console with huge potential, I really cannot understand all the hate it's been getting.

If it had more games and developers treated it with respect I honestly believe that it could more than stand up against PS4 and especially XBOX WUN.

Shame, it almost seems like the Wii U is being bullied out of the next generation



GamerJunkie said:

@LDXD I don't know anybody that doesn't have a PC. Maybe children where only the parent has a PC and they have to ask to use it. That's my point, any adult that has a PC(95% of gamers) will choose to play those games on PC rather than on Wii U. Adults use common sense, better price, more content = buy there.

Wii U so far is only good for 1st party games as usual because of high prices compared to other platforms, a slow UI, poor online community(few people play 3rd party games online) and no DLC, etc.



erv said:

Expect a no. Insert any poopy excuse in any place you need.

There, another news day



GraveLordXD said:

@GamerJunkie in all do respect you might wanna meet new people because I know plenty of adults who game that don't game on pc and it has nothing to do with common sense and more to do with personal preferences
Not to mention the wii u can absolutely do more than a pc like off screen play and off screen couch coop that has never been done before



GraveLordXD said:

Im done with wow look how pretty these graphics are,who cares? Your living in fantasy land if you think most people are willing to spend serious cash so they can max out metro last light or some ****



Gamer83 said:

If I get it it will be for PS3, hopefully the U version gets the DLC though.



Chunky_Droid said:

@GamerJunkie: Please don't speak on behalf of all adults, you've got it so wrong it's not funny. Most I know don't PC game as relaxing on the couch after a hard days work is much better on the body than sitting in a computer chair staring at a smaller screen from up close. It's why you see games like Arkham City selling 10x the amount it sells on consoles.



bonesy91 said:

Third party puts out game-check
Third party handicaps features on game-check
Third party complains about game not sellng-check

Third parties these days.. Such idiots lol.



Senate_Guard said:

I'll be disappointed, but that won't stop me from buying the game altogether. Origins will be amazing; with or without an additional playable skin.



S7eventhHeaven said:

Am I the only person to notice a trend here. When they release DLC either day 1 or in season packs or just DLC in general on the Xbox 360 and Ps3 every man and his dog kicks off big time about paying for stuff and being ripped off and games being released with locked disc content. But when DLC is just avoided on nintendos console every one complains about not being able to buy stuff they dont need.

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