It looks like Wii U owners aren’t done getting the shaft when it comes to DLC just yet. When it was announced that Batman: Arkham Origins will include Deathstroke DLC as a pre-order bonus, many were happy that the Wii U seemed to be getting in on the action. However, at the bottom of that announcement, a small bit of text stated: “Not available for all platforms.” Warner Bros. has confirmed that the Wii U is that platform.
The press release related to the announcement states:
“Fans who pre-order the game for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 system or Windows PC will receive exclusive early access to the Deathstroke pack.”
Warner Bros. Interactive has been one of the better third-party publishers when it comes to releasing games on the Wii U, so it’s disheartening to see that important DLC like this will not be made available. The real question here is what is making DLC such a problem for publishers. Has Nintendo created an eShop policy that isn’t conducive to DLC or do third party publishers feel like there’s not enough of an install base to warrant DLC?