Batman is back on a Nintendo system! No, unfortunately, we are not talking about the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. We’re talking about the game that was previously only available via handheld. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is now available in the North American Wii U eShop for $19.99. The European eShop will have to wait a few more weeks.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS BLACKGATE – DELUXE EDITION FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM, XBOX 360, Wii U AND PC
Enhanced HD Graphics, New Content for Ultimate Blackgate Experience
Available Now as Instant Digital Download Only
BURBANK, Calif. – April 1, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today are releasing Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition for digital download on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (Americas), Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system (Americas) and PC. Developed by Armature Studio, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition enhances the core pillars of the previously released handheld version of the game with high-definition visuals, an all-new map system, new enemy encounters, difficulty levels, and batsuits. Fans can begin downloading the game today on the PlayStation®Network (Americas), Xbox Live Games Store, Nintendo eShop (Americas) and STEAM for $19.99. The game is scheduled for release in Europe and other international territories beginning April 2 on the PS3™, and later in April on the Wii U.
Previously only available for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system, and created as a companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition features enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics and, 5.1 surround sound. Players will be able to guide their way through Blackgate prison with the new navigational system created for this version of the game. In addition, they can suit up with the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin which players can unlock by registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.
Set three months after Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman is summoned to restore peace and order within the walls of Blackgate Prison. Players will explore the depths of the island penitentiary as Batman investigates and realizes that there is more to the henchman uprising than initially meets the eye.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamorigins.com for more information about the game.
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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Armature Studio
Founded in 2008 by three of the principal members of the Metroid Prime franchise, Armature Studio strives to bring their game design sensibilities to a new audience. Located in Austin, TX, Armature currently has over 30 employees and is working on multiple titles.
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