Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warner Bros. Cancels Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U DLC

Decision "based on demand"

Wii U owners who had purchased the season pass for Batman: Arkham Origins will be disappointed to discover that Warner Bros. has decided to not bring the new story campaign to the console. Accordingly, Nintendo has begun refunding customers who have purchased the season pass for $19.99 (plus tax) by crediting their eShop accounts.

The official statement from Nintendo is as follows:

Hello,

Thanks so much for your support of Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U.

We are contacting you today because you purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass for Wii U. We hope you’ve been enjoying the content that has been delivered thus far. Based on demand for Downloadable Content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming new story campaign for Wii U. As a result, we will be crediting the entire $19.99+tax cost of the Season Pass back to your Nintendo eShop account. You will still be able to enjoy the content already released thus far.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support of the game.

Sincerely,

Nintendo of America Inc.

While it may be disappointing that Warner Bros. has made this decision regarding this DLC, it's good to know that Nintendo is providing refunds where necessary. However, whether this decision is indicative of future plans for Wii U DLC remains to be seen.

What do you think about the decision to pull this downloadable content from the Wii U eShop? Were you looking forward to it? Does it feel like the Wii U is being treated as a second-class console again? Let us know your feelings by posting a comment.

[via gonintendo.com]