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Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U, etc.), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita) announced
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April 09, 2013, 18:31:51
 
Tons of Batman news today! The latest issue of Game Informer has the exclusive scoop on both Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U , PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita).


The former is being developed by WB Games Montreal, who has been given full usage of the modified Unreal 3 engine that Rocksteady created. Hopefully they do good things with it. Whatever the case, as down as some might have been about the Arkham City port, I have to wonder if that game has led to this game being on the Wii U? Difficult to say for sure. The game will be releasing on October 25, 2013, so put that one on your calendar.

The latter is being developed by Armature Studios, who you may remember as the team created by several Retro Studios employees when they broke away. It is going to be a 2.5-D Metroid-style exploration action game. Retro Studios making a 2.5D Metroid-style game? I'm sold.

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Posted: 04/09/13, 18:31:51  - Edited by 
 on: 04/09/13, 19:00:34    
 
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@Stephen
Thought so. A man can dream though.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/13, 05:10:56
FINlos said:
Look, I'm just as happy as the next guy to see former Retro people start their own company and get some press. But, while the three dudes (plus a couple others that came along later) might be talented, having been key to the Metroid: Prime series, let's not forget the importance that Nintendo played as an overseer. My sense was always that Retro had the technological chops that Nintendo lacked internally at the time, but Nintendo still had a pretty big influence from a design, gameplay and mechanics perspective. I want Armature to be a new Retro, but I'll not get my hopes too high.

I'd settle for another Free Radical.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/13, 06:04:33
@Pokefreak911

It is like that for me as well, for shame...


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/13, 07:40:39
@FINlos

Agreed.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/13, 14:45:12
Looks like Origins might be lacking online multiplayer on the Wii U version only

Not sure I care about online multiplayer in Batman, but still, others will, and getting a "gimped" version won't do much for the Wii U. Hopefully this is just some kind of misunderstanding.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 20:35:49
Eh, I see both sides of the argument. On one hand, there's an entire mode missing...but on the other hand, is multiplayer even necessary in an Arkham game? Doesn't make me want it any less.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 20:48:52
@Zero
Seems confirmed.

If they will sell the Wii U version at the same price, despite the lack of content, that's a big slap in the face, IMO. Not that I planned to get the game to begin with, and if I did I wouldn't be likely to play online, but the principles of it all, man.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 20:50:01  - Edited by 
 on: 07/31/13, 20:50:44
@r_hjort "IF"? More like when. You know they will.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 20:58:46
@Zero
Yeah, I know, and they will judge the sales by the same standards as the full-blown versions on platforms with larger installed base.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 21:04:16
If they charge full price for this then LOL.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 21:21:49
Yeah really...if it doesn't have a full blown multiplayer mode, then Wii U fans are getting screwed if they're getting the game at full price. Really annoying for anyone planning to get this on Wii U.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 21:44:38
Par for the course


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 22:01:58
So the with the console versions, the Wii U version is "gimped." But with the portable versions, the 3DS game is the "main" SKU (thus impossible to be gimped).

Good gravy, 3rd parties. Y U H8 NINTENDO CONSOLES SO MUCH?


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 06:38:16
soooo.... whats wrong with Wii U's online that no one wants to use it? guess I'm not really comprehending the issues


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 08:09:52


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 09:00:14
@GameDadGrant Nintendo themselves have completely ignored online on the Wii U so far (outside of Miiverse), can't really expect 3rd parties to do it if Nintendo won't lead.

Of course, it's still weird to do it for every version but the Wii U version.


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 09:27:53  - Edited by 
 on: 08/01/13, 09:29:16
Why would you leave a mode out and charge the same? Doesn't seem like it would cost so much more to have that mode in there, even unused. I've played a LOT of games before with multiplayer and avoided multiplayer all together. I guess I'm not bothered much by it? But it is weird..


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 18:35:36
@Stephen 518?? Yikes. If that's the case then I could see why they wouldn't want online on the Wii U version.

Does the publisher have to pay for servers with Wii U online, or is that something that's handled by Nintendo? Perhaps it's harder for devs to implement online on the Wii U because of this?


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 18:49:23
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