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Batman Arkham City for Wii U is a third person action game set in the Batman universe. It’s a sequel to Batman Arkham Asylum, and players once again assume the role of Batman. This time, the game takes place in a part of Gotham City that has been turned into a prison. The Batman Arkham City Wii U version is officially subtitled “Armored Edition”, and include several Wii U specific features for the tablet controller. Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition will launch in 2012 as a Wii U launch title. The game was originally developed and released for the current generation consoles and PC in 2011. Developer RockSteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. started work on the Batman Arkham City Wii U version at the end of 2011, working with Nintendo on implementing the GamePad controller and adding unique features to the game.

Batman Arkham City Wii U features

Batman Arkham City Wii U
Batman Atkham City on the Wii U plays similarly to other versions — it’s still a third person action adventure game that focuses on stealth and combat. However, the Wii U GamePad controller is used to provide access to the wrist-mounted Bat-computer. This allows players to select weapons and gadgets, take forensic evidence, and even steer the Batarang. The Batman Arkham City Wii U edition will take advantage of the more powerful Wii U hardware and will include improved visuals compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions. This is mostly limited to higher resolution textures.

Batman Arkham City Wii U screenshots

Batman Arkham City Wii U trailer

This lengthy trailer showcases the game and how the unique Wii U controller will be used. For example, players can use the GamePad as an “Evidence Scanner” to search a room for evidence.

Official game site

  • TheFlash7

    As a fan of DC Comics in general and Batman in particular, I have been wanting to play Arkham Asylum and Arkham City for quite some time. I do not own either of the other consoles or a PC so I have not had a chance to play either game except for a 15 minute demo of AC. When AC:AE was announced for the Wii U I was totally sold on the idea of taking advantage of the opportunity to finally play the game on a Nintendo system. Batman forever!!

    • WiiUWiiUWiiU

      That is my problem exactly. I grew up loving both Batman and Nintendo, and never got an Xbox 360 or PS3. When this was announced for Wii U, It confirmed my Day 1 buy. I can’t wait!

  • Undecided

    I played Arkham Asylum on PS3 at a friend’s and loved it. I’ll wait to play this one on WiiU, though. It would be awesome if they brought Arkham Asylum to WiiU as well.

    • zam

      ive played on ps3 as well but i think on the wii u the game will have much more experience with the wii u gamepad

  • jose garcia

    finally a batman arkham city game i hope i save up my pennies so i could get the wii u and batman arkham city

  • Azzadude

    Playing the first one on my Mac. Was considering buying a ps3 controller to play as oppose to the keyboard but that would also mean give money to Sony. I’d rather wait and get this.

    • Patrick

      Out of all the controllers you can buy, you say you would buy a ps3 controller which does not work anyway unless you download dodgy drivers, there are actual pc controls you can buy which work perfectly.

      • TheBoldman67

        Xbox controllers work nicely with Arkham Asylum on PC. I should know, I beat the game a week ago. Now that I’ve pre-ordered this all I have to do is wait.

  • BananaPwnz

    This is gonna be one of the first games i buy

  • Zak Eblade

    This game does look awesome, but at the same time it may suck. Reason could be that many people have played it so this wouldnt have many buys.

    • Herox95

      Yeah, that’s possible. But ya know, there are still plenty of Batman & Nintendo fans out there, so don’t worry.

  • masseffect3

    Another of my favorite games is releasing on wii u.
    Warner Bros. did a great thing releasing BATMAN ARKAM CITY ARMOR EDTION on a NINTEDO console.

    Want to known the release so bad.

  • Nintendero

    The gameplay in the wii u is better than in the ps3, xbox 360 and pc clearly.

    • Patrick

      As you have had a go of it already, seriously you not assume crap like that. make you look like a moron

  • Tehtriggerman

    Day one purchase.

    • TheBoldman67


      • Master Awesomeness


  • LyingTuna

    Well, the 360 version is my favorite non-Sonic game released on anything other than a Nintendo system last gen… So this version will be a must have. I can see how the GamePad will benefit the game. Seeing as how I own this game on xbox, I dont need to get it day-one, but maybe for Christmas I will ask for it. This game is brilliant, I highly recommend it.