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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Out Today in North America, Wii U Version Delayed in Europe

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Be Batman, again

In February we reported on the surprise announcement that Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition was coming to HD systems and PC. It was originally released in non-deluxe form on the 3DS and PS Vita alongside Batman: Arkham Origins in late 2013, with the portable title having a storyline that follows shortly after the home console release.

No doubt in the hope of boosting this spin-off's sales and redirecting attention to the main title, Armature's 2.5D action game is available today on various systems in North America, including the Wii U eShop — it costs $19.99 in the U.S. This title is set to arrive on PS3 and Xbox 360 in Europe on 2nd April, though the Wii U date in the region has now been pushed to "later in April", unfortunately; it'll be £15.99 in the UK and more-than-likely €19.99 in mainland Europe. Those of you picking it up may also be interested to know that, according to the press release, you can "suit up with the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin" by "registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account".

Are you interested in picking this up?

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User Comments (43)

Mrclaycoat

#3

Mrclaycoat said:

Anyone know what the size will be? With Child of light coming out soon, my 32GB will be all gone :(

Gavin_Rozee

#5

Gavin_Rozee said:

I'd have bought it, but seeing as they're only delaying the Wii U version, I'll be immature (armature? haha) and not buy it now.

GregDavisBlows

#6

GregDavisBlows said:

Is this game worth getting? I'm a big batfan but I only have 10 GB of space left and I saw this is a little over 4 GB.

HeroOfCybertron

#7

HeroOfCybertron said:

Now I have to decide whether to get this on the Wii U or the PS3, wonder if there any differences between the Wii U and PS3 versions besides trophies for PS3 and possible off TV play for Wii U.

Whopper744

#8

Whopper744 said:

I was hoping it would be 10 or 14 bucks... Oh we'll. how long is it and do you have to know origins story?

Dark-Link73

#9

Dark-Link73 said:

Does anyone know if this spin-off's story line is after, before, or at the same time as origins?

Chubblings

#13

Chubblings said:

@Gavin_Rozee Granted I understand why developers don't make games for Wii U, and most of the time, it is the publisher's fault. However, Nintendo does have to take some partial blame for lack of proper third party support. I'm pretty sure the reasons developers make second-rate version ports for Wii U is because they won't sell well regardless.

epicdude12302

#14

epicdude12302 said:

@player310
Me too! I almost got it but then I saw Nintendo life gave it 5/10 so I bought some eshop games instead. Then I found out that Nintendo Life actually gave the lowest review out of all the ones on
Metacritic. And, with the HD graphics, it's bound to get a higher score than the 3DS version did!

Savino

#15

Savino said:

Got this for Vita... not a great game in my opinion... not bad, but not something worth visiting again!

rjejr

#16

rjejr said:

I'm DLing Batman Arkham City right now on PS3 w/ PS+ so this Batman will have to wait ;-)

What's w/ the freaking evil ads popping up all over my box while I'm trying to type? Is the site under attack?

JarredBuzzo

#17

JarredBuzzo said:

Might get this for my Wii U, I don't really play my PS3 enough to warrant too many more purchases...

JaxonH

#19

JaxonH said:

Got this on Vita. Though I do own Arkham City and Origins on Wii U, and it would be nice to have all of them on one system. But... I've got Arkham Knight coming on PS4 so screw it. All the games will all be on different systems anyways...

MamaLuigi

#20

MamaLuigi said:

Reviews have been mixed on 3DS but hey, still looks better than Castlevania Mirror of Fate. Will be picking this up along with W101 this week. :)

unrandomsam

#23

unrandomsam said:

Strange the WBID situation (I always thought that was the reason for EA not supporting still because of stuff like Fifa points etc).

PeachMelba

#24

PeachMelba said:

Nope, same reason I am not buying arkham origins. They don't give a crap about Wii U, cancelled the DLC, and I hear both are pretty craptastic games anyway so I'm not missing out on much.

Farpun

#25

Farpun said:

I'm a big batman fan and metroid fan and I can confidently say this game is bad. I bought it near release and traded it in after giving it a good few hours of play. I badly wanted to like it but just couldn't. The fighting mechanics are a watered down and unresponsive version of the console iterations. The graphics are aweful, I'm not one to be picky with graphics but these were so bad that playing this with my 3dsxl on the highest brightness setting and all I could see on the screen was just complete black except for a bright fluro orange line (as I was in detective mode). I rarely post on here but felt like I should let everyone know before they purchase a digital copy of this game and regret it as they are unable to get their money back as the quality of blackgate is sub-par and shouldn't be acceptable for any amount of money.

CaPPa

#26

CaPPa said:

@PeachMelba
The reason that they cancelled the Origins dlc was because people didn't buy it on Wii U. Then those people say "I'm not buying Origins because they cancelled the dlc". They have no right to complain because they were the cause, I should be complaining though because I actually did buy the game and season pass. I also bought Blackgate on the 3DS.

Origins is underrated imo. It has a good story, good boss battles, good detective sequences; in fact it actually does a lot of things better than Arkham City did. It doesn't feel quite as polished as the previous games but it's still a good game. I found Blackgate to be a bit flat though (not because it's 2.5D) and I haven't even got around to finishing it yet.

BertoFlyingFox

#27

BertoFlyingFox said:

Well I would buy this but I've filled up the 32GB capacity when Giana Sisters released. I own 4 external HDDs and none of them work with the WiiU. I wont be buying another one just for this one eccentric console unless it was in the $30-$40 range in-store (not online).

Seriously, why arent there Nintendo branded external HDDs that take the guesswork out of expanding your WiiU's storage. Why arent there much cheaper 200-500GB HDDs that are promoted by Nintendo in order to push the eShop titles.

Just baffling guys. The more Nintendo gets involved in the digital future, the further they fall from my favor.

Steam, other PC digital storefronts, and Playstation are completely snuffing out Nintendo's eShop right now. Picking this game up on PS3, where my HDD is miles from full despite having over 20 digital games on there.

brucelebnd

#28

brucelebnd said:

you can you a flash drive if you have to. memory shouldn't be an issue. it works with most external drives

Cyberbotv2

#30

Cyberbotv2 said:

Guys, just buy a seagate or WD external hard drive. And Nintendo has the compatible drives on the website. Or you could google it. Or you could buy the mini 1TB drive on Amazon. My point is a little research and less complaining will rectify hard drive situations. Anyways, i'll be purchasing the new Batman game. Its new and it's Batman. And its 20 bucks.

noctowl

#31

noctowl said:

@CaPPa maybe if WB didn't deliver an inferior product wii U owners would of bought it. Why would I buy something on my wii u when I can get it on my ps3 with way more replayabilty? To save 10 bucks?

Mahe

#32

Mahe said:

For some reason I keep mixing this up with the terrible Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate.

Kolzig

#33

Kolzig said:

Damn Europe and the delays...

Oh well, from what I've heard this is not that great game and continues the quality drop that started with Origins.

More waiting for Rocksteady's next one, which will be played on PC.

BertoFlyingFox

#35

BertoFlyingFox said:

@brucelebnd That isnt the case apparently, I have 4 HDDs at 1-2 TB and none of them are read. They didnt come with any Y cable but they work with literally any device I plug into it. So now I'll need a Y cable since I dont have HDDs with external power, with the chance of the WiiU still not recognizing the storage.....no thanks.

Flash drives are nice and all but they fry, as mine has before. So nope, wont be spending upwards of $20 on different flash drives that will fry on me

@cyberbotv2 You're missing the point entirely. Customers shouldnt need an online FAQ for what HDD they need to work with a WiiU. Last time I checked, they want to make money as well. A nintendo branded HDD would kill confusion and bring money their way. Just because you're an avid gamer that looks things up on the internet, doesnt mean every WiiU owner is.

anyway, picked it up on PS3 with no fuss.

gilvelez1

#36

gilvelez1 said:

Nintendo has the compatible hard drives listed on their website. To complain about it is dumb.
@ everyone who knew what they got into buying wiiu but still complain about everything

El_Scorpio

#37

El_Scorpio said:

Hi guys, I finished 3DS version and it was quite mediocre. It's boring after a while, definitely the weakest Arkham game... So save your money.

BertoFlyingFox

#38

BertoFlyingFox said:

@gilvelez1 If you have a problem with my comment then it's best to address it directly.

It's a chance for them to make money by extending to both sides of the consumer coin. Maybe make a deal with SeaGate, or PNY, or Toshiba and officially label a nice sleek HDD that fits with the console and comes with the necessary cables. I mean, people are catching Pokemon on Google Maps and there's a DisneyWorld-3DS....it wouldnt hurt to make a great HDD that fits with the console.

Complain about everything? Really? Every thing.....lol. They're missing an opportunity while these eShop downloads are available for other platforms with more flexible storage. If that's complaining then it's complaining that could help improve their bottom line and make people want to get things on the eShop on a regular basis.

I love my WiiU, that's why I wanted to get BlackGate on the platform to begin with.

Game-Over

#39

Game-Over said:

Love the opening visuals for this game pity that the playing visuals don't have that comic book feel, they always seem to go for a more realistic movie look in these types of games.

markybbop

#41

markybbop said:

I cant believe its delayed for the wiiu, wait yes I can, everything gets delayed. I really like my wiiu but where are all these eshop titles they have been promising.

Action51

#42

Action51 said:

@CaPPa I'm very annoyed by the DLC cancellation too. I pre-ordered and got the pre-order DLC...which was STILL less then PS3 and Xb360 owners got...and now they say no more support, no fixing minor glitches and no more DLC.

I understand why people don't buy some third party games on Nintendo systems, but sometimes I get really annoyed by how so many shy away from it...even a Batman game...it's BATMAN and it's GOOD!!!

Yes, I even agree it was under-rated as an overall experience I had a lot of fun with Arkham Origins. People who say it had a worse story then City I don't understand...they were both what you'd expect, and Origins might have even been a better story because it throws in some villains we haven't seen a billion times in games and movies.

DESS-M-8

#43

DESS-M-8 said:

Does this mean there is no chance that they will fix that you cannot boot the game just from the gamepad and you need to use the tv to switch to off tv play?
And is there ANY chance that cold cold day will come to Wii U? I went to buy the season pass a few weeks ago when I found out about cold cold day only to find it had disappeared and the DLC was cancelled!!!???? What the hell? Can I have some of my £49.99 back then please? I bought this game understanding there was no online multiplayer but we still got DLC????

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