Following on from Nintendo’s Wii U announcement at E3 last week, when Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition was one of the games that gave hardcore gamers at least some hope for the promise of the new console, Warner Bros. Interactive has now revealed some exciting new details about how the Wii U version of the game will use the Wii U GamePad. Developed by WB Games Montreal, this version now has enhanced gameplay features only possible with the Wii U and Wii U GamePad. The new game contains all of the content from Batman: Arkham City, including all available downloadable content, and introduces Battle Armored Tech (B.A.T.) Mode and the new Armoured Suits for Batman and Catwoman. The upgraded battle suit gives players an extra power up by enabling them to build up kinetic energy during combat. When activated, players will enter B.A.T. mode and be able to inflict more damage than previously possible.
The Wii U GamePad gives the player instant access to the wrist-mounted Batcomputer throughout the game, enabling players to use the touch screen to seamlessly select objectives, choose their gadget, track evidence, upgrade their gear, detonate explosive gel, and much more, all while remaining immersed in the action. Also, all gadgets have been reimagined to use the power of the GamePad, offering an unprecedented degree of accuracy when using the Batarang and scanning for clues.“Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition harnesses the power of the Wii U system and the Wii U GamePad with features that allow fans to further immerse themselves in the role of Batman like never before,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “WB Games Montréal evolved the incredible hit game by Rocksteady into a truly unique experience on Wii U.”
“WB Games Montréal is very excited to unveil the all new Wii U features we’ve created in Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition,” said Reid Schneider, Vice President and Executive Producer, WB Games Montréal. “The new controller allows for a different twist on the Batman: Arkham City game, as players now have the power of the Batcomputer and gadgets in the palm of their hand.”
Look for the game to be released this holiday season 2012.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment