Batman: Arkham Origins and Blackgate Delayed in Europe
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Only on Nintendo systems and PC, though
When it comes to the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, its relationship with the Wii U has been rather frosty, which is appropriate as the Dark Knight will be beating on thugs in a Winter setting. Nintendo's system is missing out on the multiplayer mode — which itself is a first for the series — and it's now emerged that the release itself will be delayed two weeks in Europe; it's now due on 8th November in the region, rather than the original planned 25th October.
That also applies to 3DS title Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, the prequel / spin-off being developed by Armature Studios, a team primarily consisting of former Retro Studios employees — the handheld title will also arrive on 8th November. These delays seem to only be in Europe, with North America unaffected — Origins will arrive in the EU on PS3 and Xbox 360 as expected on 25th October, while Blackgate is still landing on the PS Vita on the same day.
The Wii U version of Arkham Origins is still being listed at full price by various European retailers, despite the missing online component, though it's being offered at a lower price in North America.
It's a raw deal for Europe, it seems.