Oct 18th, 2013

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Batman Arkham Origins was originally supposed to debut on October 25th along with North America, but both Origins for Wii U and Blackgate for Nintendo 3DS have been delayed in Europe, making the release date for Europe now November 8th.

The delay is for Europe only, with North American releases of both games being unaffected. Another low blow for Europeans is the fact that Arkham Origins is listed as a full price title at most European retailers, where as in North America it is being offered at a lower price due to the lack of multiplayer.

It seems Europe can’t catch a break with these delays, as Sonic Lost World was delayed for a week before it was released, too.

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  • Sdudyoy

    Why does Europe always get delays?! I don’t even live there and it annoys me, I can’t imagine how frustrating it would be if I lived there.

    • Googs

      It’s generally something to do with localisation… It’s really annoying sometimes yeah…

    • Because Europe has way more languages that have to be localized than North America and the UK. With general European releases, the EFIGS languages (English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish) all have to be targeted, and then some Eastern European localizations happen as well, including Polish.

      • Sdudyoy

        Good point, I didn’t think about that.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Most of us don’t care, though… not even most germans…
        The french, on the other hand…

        It’s a shame they won’t do a dual run to give the english version in the non-translated countries (benelux, uk, ireland, usually greece and portugal, denmark, norway, czech republic, russia, poland, hungary and all countries I don’t know the name off don’t get translations anyway).

        I think it’s mainly caused by the different rating systems in each country, though – not the translations.

        • dasapolis

          Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought every country just used the PG thingy and that’s it (at least inside the EEA or EU/EFTA)? I’d say that it’s way more likely that it’s because of the localisation problems, and I agree that some countries should just stop being so afraid of speaking another language than the one their mommy taught them, or eventually just give their approval of games releasing earlier in other countries.

          • Arthur Jarret

            It’s PEGI – but Germany has USK… dunno what other countries have… they’re too far to check atm.

      • OoZic

        Only the Wii-U version has European languages? The European versions for PS3 and Xbox have the same languages I think and no delay…

    • Guest

      some people in europe can’t read english ( which i found ridiculous)

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        How so? Not every country in Europe speaks english nor reads it. Lol.

        • Guest

          i didnt write it. somebody else did. some knows my password somehow. changed it to something no one can guess XD

        • Shota

          hey did that user had exactly same name as me?

      • Googs

        How can you find that ridiculous? It’s not like the entire world speaks English?

    • DragonSilths

      They get all the pre-order bonuses so they can quit whining lol.

    • Carlos

      Well…we are not evolved in wars, we don’t have hurricanes,earthquakes and storms, medical services are free, the education is far better we also don’t allow weapons to kill students on a daily base, We all speak at least 3 languages (minimum and english is a top priority Guest), I guess it must be really frustrating living in Europe. By the way Ashley King do you now how many speak portuguese in the all world?!

      • Sdudyoy

        Sir, I was talking about how annoying it must be to have constant game delays.

        • Carlos

          not really…..I don’t mind waiting a few extra time. There are far more important things in the world…

          I’ll recommend you a week in Ethiopia to see what really is “annoying”.

          I know you meant no arm in your comment nor speak in a prejurative way.

          • Sdudyoy

            I know what’s really annoying, I never said I was personally annoyed, I was saying that I feel bad for other people, and it doesn’t affect me when video games are delayed. I just wait longer but there are people who don’t like being promised something and then being told it was they are changing the date, I don’t even like the Batman games/Batman in general.

  • D.M.T

    So many delays lately…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      That’s been the obvious. In this case, it isn’t a world wide delay, so it isn’t total bad news.

      • D.M.T

        I have a European Wii U so to me this delay is kinda bad news

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Agreed. I just don’t consider it totally bad since you’ll still get it. I can only guess the delay had to do with localiztion at this point in time. I think the worst news is if it was canceled in that region.

  • Archiq09

    It’s me or when a studio said: My game coming Xday of Xmonth.
    It’s want said all time 3-4 weeks after? -_-

  • Teves153

    I only have one thing to say…….. FOR FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>:(

  • Marius Valasinas

    at least Deus Ex is coming on that day

  • MetroidZero
    • Hulkamania

      The 2014 video game crash is coming brother.

    • Ice Climbers

      Just waiting for the inevitable Smash Bros delay. We all know its going to happen unfortunately.

  • CaesarGood

    anyone know if the wii u version comes with anything extra when u pre order it at gamestop…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Far as I’ve saw, no. Just the 360 and PS3 do.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Os this also for Playstation and Xbox versions?

    • Stoenk

      I read somewhere the pc version is affected

  • Petri

    This doesn’t really bother me, I was running low on game money this month anyway.
    More time for me to play Deus Ex, maybe finish it this time.
    I didn’t even know that Sonic was delayed.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    So they’ll cut features from and delay the Wii U version because of low sales but they’ll release the PS Vita version of Blackgate day 1 and delay the 3DS version? Not strange at all.

    • Ice Climbers

      I swear there is some sort of anti-Nintendo conspiracy going on in the industry. 3rd parties keep sabotaging their Wii U sales on purpose. Now the 3DS is even suffering from it (and it didn’t even have very much 3rd party support in the first place). Retailers keep putting their Wii U stuff and even their 3DS stuff in a small, secluded corner that is easy to miss, making the sales suffer. The gaming media keeps twisting Nintendo’s words in order to try and make Nintendo look bad (there’s a reason why Nintendo created the Nintendo Direct).

  • gamesplayswill

    NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I am too hyped for this game to wait longer!

  • Adecentboy777

    I’ve looked up some info on this topic and the delay goes only for Wii U and PC and only for the dics version. So you can donwload it from the Nintendo E-shop or buy it for another console on 25th. october if you want!

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  • demann78

    Im glad its not delayed in usa

  • demann78

    Im not to sure about the game boy game

  • farrellbr

    cant wait for this game though