Rocksteady Studios‘ hit video game, Batman: Arkham City, is coming to the Wii U (which just got an official release date and price) with the new, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. In addition to including all of Arkham City’s available downloadable content, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition has a few new fancy gadgets in its utility belt that take advantage of the touch screen on the Wii U’s GamePad controller. Check out the official press release and new screenshots below for all the Bat-tastic information.
Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is set in Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.
•Battle Armoured Tech Mode (B.A.T. Mode) – A new upgraded battle suit for both Batman and Catwoman gives players an additional power-up by allowing them to build up kinetic energy during combat. When activated, Batman enters B.A.T. mode, whereby he doles out more damage and has a heighted sense of enemy locations.
•Wii U™ GamePad Functionality – The GamePad touch screen allows players to truly be The World’s Greatest Detective with the newly designed, wrist-mounted Batcomputer. Players can select their gadget, track evidence, upgrade their gear, set and detonate explosive gel, and more, all without ever leaving the game.
•Reimagined Gadgets – All gadgets have been reimagined to utilize the power of the GamePad. For example, players can now use the new Sonar mode that enables Batman to quickly probe his surroundings to develop the tactics needed for success. Players can then select, customize and equip their preferred gadget loadout, as well as access a real-time map of Gotham without ever leaving the action of the game. The new controller also allows for an unprecedented level of accuracy when using the Batarang and scanning for clues.
•GamePad Only Mode – The full game can be played directly on the GamePad, no TV is required.
•Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition Content – Included on disc are all previously released downloadable content: Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack, Catwoman Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Arkham City Skins Pack.
It’s hard to tell exactly what gamers should expect from those Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition screenshots, but the game will likely be a hit with proud new owners of the Wii U. Be sure to keep visiting ComicBooked.com for all kinds of gaming, TV, movie, and of course, comic book news and reviews.