E3 2012: Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition Announced For Wii U

Batman will be able to use the power of the Wii U GamePad in another new edition of the game.

Following the trend of the Wii U launch line-up of games - older titles given an injection of new life for the new console - Warner Bros and Rocksteady have used their presence at E3 2012 to confirm that Batman: Arkham City will be coming - repackaged in a brand new version - to Ninendo's Wii U in Winter 2012 on the launch of the console. The Armoured Edition - as the Wii U package is set to be called, will feature both old and new content, and will bring the Bat to gamers like never before, according to the development team. Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition will contain all content from Batman: Arkham City, including all of the available DLC, and introduces Battle Armoured Tech (B.A.T.) Mode and the new Armored Suits for both Batman and Catwoman. The upgraded battle suit will give players an additional power-up by allowing them to build kinetic energy during combat, and when activated, players enter B.A.T. mode and dole out more damage than previously possible. Rewarding combat sequencing? Sounds good to me.
€œBatman: Arkham City Armoured 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. €œWB Games Montréal evolved the incredible hit game by Rocksteady into a truly unique experience on Wii U.€ €œWB Games Montréal is very excited to unveil the all new Wii U features we€™ve created in Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition,€ said Reid Schneider, Vice President and Executive Producer, WB Games Montréal. €œThe 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 hands.€
But where does the Wii functionality come into it? Well, this is the best part. The Wii U GamePad provides instant in-game access to the wrist-mounted Batcomputer, allowing the player to use the touch screen to seamlessly select objectives, choose their gadget, track forensic evidence, upgrade their gear, detonate explosive gel, and more, all while remaining immersed in the action through the magic of the console's second screen functionality. Additionally, all gadgets have been reimagined to utilize the power of the GamePad, offering an unprecedented level of accuracy when using the Batarang and scanning for clues. It all sounds very intriguing, and just about justifies the comparative lack of brand new, unique titles that are releasing with the Wii U on launch. But then, we wanted "proper games" and conventionally immersive gameplay rather than gimmicks and casual play, and it doesn't come better than Arkham City, so we're far from complaining. Here's the trailer and walkthrough from E3... http://youtu.be/CdF_zofMmMk Keep it tuned to WhatCulture for more E3 2012 coverage.
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