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Batman: Arkham Origins DLC cancelled for Wii U

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While the Deathstroke DLC seen above did end up coming to Wii U, purchasers of the season pass for Batman: Arkham Origins will not be receiving any more DLC. This is an email that is being sent out to those who purchased the season pass:

Thanks so much for your support of Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U.

We are contacting you today because you purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass for Wii U. We hope you’ve been enjoying the content that has been delivered thus far. Based on demand for Downloadable Content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming new story campaign for Wii U. As a result, we will be crediting the entire $19.99+tax cost of the Season Pass back to your Nintendo eShop account. You will still be able to enjoy the content already released thus far.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support of the game.

Sincerely, Nintendo of America Inc.

So the good news in this situation is that you get your money back and keep the DLC already released. The bad news is what this means for third party support on the Wii U. Warner Bros. has already been a little shabby with Wii U DLC in Injustice: Gods Among Us, so I’m honestly not very surprised to see this happening.

If you ended up getting the twenty dollar refund and need help spending it, why not check out the huge indie sale on the eShop right now. I recommend Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party if you like wacky party games that use the living room more than the TV.

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  • SGTMAR

    I really want to say something, but I’ll hold it in.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      This comment section is the place to let it all out. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

  • JB

    Well this isn’t in the least surprising, being that the whole Deathstroke DLC was in question before release, so I suppose you could say the writing was on the wall. I didn’t get my email from NOA until late last night, so I was wondering where the heck this mystery eShop credit for 19.99 came from. LOL

    I ended up buying MH3U for the 3DS (so I could have both versions) and took the $20 I would’ve used for it and apply it towards DKC: TF. It’s a win-win for me, as I haven’t even gotten to the DLC on Origins yet.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      That’s gotta be a great day. Just waking up and finding 20 eshop dollars :P

      • JB

        Haha. It was really! I was really debating on if I really needed Monster Hunter for the 3DS, as I had already bought it for the Wii U the previous night. Sometimes problems have a way of solving themselves. :-P

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          XD I got it for both as well. never looked back

    • Shota

      nice :D

  • abe

    so we dont get the story DLC because we didnt buy crappy costumes!?!?!

    • abe

      thats as bad a ubisoft not bring AC4 dlc to Wii U because we didn’t buy AC3’s alternative reality, magic ladien non cannon expensive episodic dlc (that didnt do well on any format)

  • Dark-Link73

    While I appreciate Nintendo for giving us a refund, I don’t think Nintendo should be taking all the financial hit for WB Interactive’s business decisions. I don’t know how does the financial aspect of the eShop works, but I hope WBI refunds Nintendo whatever amount they got from Wii U buyers of the season pass.

    Also, as a consumer, I don’t think I should be getting ALL my money back. After all, I got plenty of content from the Season Pass. The Initiation challenge missions are really fun and while I know I can’t “return”the DLC, I think Nintendo should issue only a partial refund, not a full refund. That is only fair on my opinion. It’s not Nintendo’s fault.

    • lonewolf

      Yes but if someone sold you something that is broken (physical thing) or you buy something in half which is not operational would you want half of your money back or all of the money? Now you know why nintendto does to please their customers to please the customrs that bought the wii u and that is why Nintendo is way better than these other 3rd party developers.

  • Jack5221

    Warner Bros, just like EA, is a huge abuser of DLC. Im okay with things like map packs (Provided they are good), but costume DLC / Story DLC? Seriously? Whatever happened to unlocking things like extra skins. Make me beat the game on its hardest difficulty to use that super cool costume, don’t lock it behind a 30$ price tag. Give me a reason to buy / play your game, not reject it.

    And Story DLC? I like / dislike this. Assuming that the story DLC is something NEW, like something that happens after the events of the game, Im okay with that. Kind of like how the they did it with The Last of Us. But making me pay another 30$ just to see the end of a game? Forget it. Looks like I won’t ever be buying EA or Warner Bros games again – or until they smarten up and decided to stop nickel and dimeing us.

    • Graeme Lynch

      I wouldn’t expect either publishers to be releasing anything on the WiiU anytime soon anyway :)

  • darkcreap

    Ouch… sorry for the people who were waiting for the DLC. :(

  • Donaald

    WOW… just wow. I’m guessing since the game only sold 3 million across all platforms and the other entries sold around 10 million they were expecting better sales and now have to cut costs and Wii U was first.

    If you were credited back and haven’t done so already, use your credit to buy Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you won’t regret it.

    • JB

      That’s *exactly* what I did!

  • Denvy

    “You will still be able to enjoy the content already released thus far.”

    Except just not as much since you wont have the new DLC you were expecting to supplement it.

    • LightupmyLife

      That’s good ol’ Nintendo.

  • Chronic Gang

    Wtf I bought it for Wii u now this

    • LightupmyLife

      Should have bought it on another platform. Wii U isn’t DLC friendly.

      • Shy Guy

        Why blame the platform when a company who releases software on the platform does something stupid? Did you blame Dell or HP when Microsoft released Windows 8?

        • Marcus Larsson

          If Wii u is dell/hp in that comparison then what is xbone/ps4?

      • NkoSekirei

        except nintendo does dlc really well for their games not like some that gives u skins instead of other good things or charge u alot

  • Brandon

    Well this is why the wii u sucks when it comes to 3rd party support. This is why i have a xbox and ps4, because i can count on those two consoles.

    • MichelChartrand

      It’s not the console you’re counting on, it’s the developer or publisher. Nintendo didn’t fail anybody here, Warner bros. Failed their customers.

      • Brandon

        I can agree with that, but nintendo needs to put themselves out there like the other two.

        • Shy Guy

          Why, Nintendo’s success is not dependent on third parties supporting their hardware like Sony and Microsoft’s is.

          • Brandon

            Yea but they cant depend on there 1st parties forever. Its sells are starting to show that.

          • NkoSekirei

            dont forget second party which people always forget

          • Shy Guy

            I always overlook second party developers because I see them as being so close to in house developers. I agree we should be more grateful for second party developers, they’re the ones who really help keep Nintendo strong by putting out the bulk of NIntendo games that come in between the Legend of Zeldas and Marios.

    • DragonSilths

      You have an Xbox One? Man…that’s harsh I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope one day you can somehow manage to get back your title of “Gamer”

      • Brandon

        Well i have to say xbox is a core gamer console much more then the wii u is.

        • DragonSilths

          Xbox One a game console? lololol no. Its a Multimedia box. An Entertainment Box. A Sports Box. A 1990’s VCR. Sure it CAN play games, but games are NOT its main focus.

          • Brandon

            It can actually play games better then the wii u with those other features it makes it a better console.

          • DragonSilths

            Oh cause Xbox One has how many 1080p and 60fps games? Xbox One has issues with it. Killer Instinct couldn’t even get to 1080p and 60fps. I had to drop all support for the Xbox One after only fiddling with the damn Dev Kit for 3 weeks. Just a cluster fuck to work with. 3 operating systems….seriously WHAT A DUMB THING TO DO.

          • Brandon

            Well can the wii u run all of its games in 1080p? Hell no, never mind 60fps. The only real problem developers are having is with the esram. The wii u doesnt have half the power of xbox and is not really for core gamers.

          • DragonSilths

            Wii U can run games at 1080p and 60fps. All three 8th gen systems can. Took a year for Wii U to get to that point just like it will for PS4 and Xbox One. But games like MK8, Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, Zelda HD, will all be 1080p 60fps. Wii U isn’t half the power of the Xbox One. All 3 systems can achieve 1080p and 60fps that being said they only thing better graphically on Xbox One and PS4 then Wii U is they are better at “REALISTIC” graphics. Nintendo doesn’t give a fuck about realistic graphics. Xbox One is the 2nd “Strongest” of the 3, behind the PS4. Yes Wii U is the “Weakest” it has a year older tech in it. But Xbox One is at best 33% stronger then Wii U and its really not going to be a noticeable difference. Then again we all know. Gameplay>Graphics.

          • Brandon

            I know the wii u can play 1080p i never said i couldnt, but it cant play as good as the other two. When i said it has half the power of the xbox i meant by gpu which it is. The wii u’s gpu is just a bit more powerful then the xbox 360’s on paper at least. Only its 1st party games run at 1080p. Its 3rd party except for the exclusives run below 720p and some below 30fps. Like Batman.

          • DragonSilths

            That’s not a hardware issue. That’s cause 3rd partys are lavy when it comes to ports. 3rd parties want MONEY they don’t give a flying fuck about quality and optimizing their products. Rockstar with GTA 5 and Bethesda with…well ALL their games are prime examples of that. And on paper pff. Work with the damn thing then you can have your eyes opened. I honestly cant believe I have kept up this long with wasting my time with a troll…and yes your a troll no other person was stupid enough to jump into this conversation…just me.

          • Brandon

            I agree that 3rd party devs dont put in enough time but even if they did it still wouldnt perform the same as xbox or ps4 the most it’ll probably do is 720p at 30fps(most 3rd party games that need heavy graphicing power). P.S. Im not a troll, i just can put up a strong argument.

          • DragonSilths

            Sigh…Wii U does 1080p ad 60fps if a 3rd party dev cant achieve that its cause they didn’t try hard enough, or didn’t have enough time, or were happy with the way it was.

    • Jon

      you got both??? they will both get the same 3rd parties pretty much…. though probably more on the PS4. The only advantage to both is the mediocre exclusives and those few actually good ones.

      • Shy Guy

        Maybe he wanted a Playstation 4 for playing games with his friends and an Xbox One to replace his aging cable box.

      • Brandon

        I used to have a wii u. I have a xbox 360 and ps4 and ps vita which is boring, but im getting a 3ds soon.

    • LightupmyLife

      Xbox One? Poor choice.

      • Brandon

        I dont have an xbox one i have the 360 the only next gen console i have is the ps4 which there is nothing wrong with.

  • Brad

    Well this news absolutely sucks big time. I was saving some of my eshop funds for it! Well, I guess WB won’t be getting it!

  • Guest

    Hi There Reggie, My Name is Benjie, I’m From Prince Edward Island, Canada Here and I Am a Proud Owner Of The Zelda Wind Waker HD Wii U Deluxe Bundle, I’m a Big Nintendo Fan, I’ve Owned Every Single Nintendo Console Since the Original NES back in 1985, Im 33 Yrs Old Now!! Thank You For Releasing Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, on the Virtual Console on the E-Shop, Its About Time!! I Understand Times are Hard and Nintendo Has Alot of Competition Out There!! And I Sincerely Hope You and Ur Developers at Nintendo Headquarters Focus All Ur Attention on Wii U This Year, Cuz We Need LOTS and I Mean LOTS of Great Wii U Games so the Console Will Survive 2014 and Into the Years After!! Please Release Some Gamecube Games on the e shop, Once Again Reggie, Thank You For Wat u And ur Team at Nintendo Are Doin For Us!! I Will Always Support Ninendo!! I Pray for the Next Big Zelda Game to the Come Out Soon, Zelda U People are Calling It!! Im On MiiVerse as ” apeman1980 “

    • DragonSilths

      33 year old who is also another Canadian…by the way you talk I’m not convinced. Capitalizing almost every word and saying wat, u , ur and such…

      • Jon

        Yeah…. 25 years old and Canadian here (actually on a province beside his) and I usually only see kids that type like this. lol

        • DragonSilths

          It could be English isn’t his native language…but I don’t know…

        • Guest

          Hey Jon, Thanks Dude!! Nice to See Someone Agrees Wit Me!! Hey Dragon, Go Effff Urself!!

      • Shigeru Miyamoto

        I think people born in the late 90’s use worlds like, ‘wat’

        • DragonSilths

          use worlds?

          • Jon

            He’s Japanese, give him a break! :D

      • Benjie Arsenault

        Hey DragonSilths, Are You Insulting Me? Just Cuz I’m Canadian Here!! If You Wanna Start an Argument, U Picked the Wrong Person To Mess Wit!!

        • Guest

          I’m afraid you got that backwords. I argue with people on a daily bases. I can go all night baby!

        • DragonSilths

          I’m afraid you got that backwords. I argue with people on a daily bases. I can go all night baby!

          • Benjie Arsenault

            Argue Really? How Bout Gettin Ur Ass Kicked Too? Ur Lucky I Dont Live Near You Cuz I’ll Pound The Crap Outta You, If We Ever Meet in Person Sometime!!

          • DragonSilths

            lol. Typical American. Violence is your answer to everything. And how has that turned out for you guys? Oh right…not good. A guy coming here to beat up a Canadian. That’s something to brag about LOL. I use my words, you use your fists. That’s fine, stick with your strong suit. Though I am afraid you cant win. Cause I am THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!!

          • LightupmyLife

            Most Americans aren’t violent. That’s just what the media would like you to believe. I know a lot of Canadians that are just as idiotic. Lol. Don’t be in the same category. Stereotyping is very old. This is a video game site, not politics. Both of you are childish.

          • DragonSilths

            Nobody is running for Mayor or such here. There are no politics involved. Simply a back and forth blow by blow.

          • Guest

            Ur Just Pathetic!! Why Dont You Get Off ur Computer And Act Like a Man!!

          • DragonSilths

            A guest. You may as well be a ghost. you cant accept the fact that we will never get along. As for be a man…a man would take the high road would he not? Not argue pointlessly with me. And Why Talk Like This With So Many Capital Letters. Finish elementary school please.

    • Angelo G

      Nintendo has much more 1st party great games out and coming out than all nex gen consoles. For some reason no 3rd party support. If nintendo had 3rd party support like ps4 & xbone before they even had 1 pre order there would be no reason to buy any of those consoles (until God of war/unchartered or Halo come out, which is not soon). At this time my xbone is just collecting dust while i play Wii U.

      • Graeme Lynch

        The problem is that Nintendo can’t produce great 1st party games at a consistent rate so without 3rd party support the WiiU had less and less for people to play.
        Wake up please! Nintendo fans need to recognise that the company can’t coast by on their great 1st party support forever.

        • Shigeru Miyamoto

          Hello,

          I am pleased to announce in the coming months that Nintendo is working on a new game for Wii U … i think it will be a game that even people who have never played a video game can enjoy. something elderly people and people of all ages will have fun with. something to keep you healthy. would you like that?……

          • Graeme Lynch

            I will be surprised Mr. Miyamoto if I do enjoy something that is to appeal to everyone. You see I think you often alienate gamers when trying to have broad appeal so maybe you should rethink your strategy.
            I personally would love an epic Zelda like RPG that Nintendo consoles were known for back in the day. But that’s just me. A sucker for good RPGs.

        • Angelo G

          I am a gaming fan and i have every console since the atari 2600, so i am not biased. But Nintendo is #1 for 1st party. God of war, Halo, Gears of War ect.. come out every 5 years.

          • Graeme Lynch

            I am not arguing that Nintendo has the best 1st party games.
            I would say however, that in the recent years I have enjoyed Sony 1st party more.

    • Nintendofreak

      TOO long will not read u.u

  • Wayne Beck

    This is a shame for people who were looking forward to more DLC, but good on Warner Bros. for giving people their money back.

    • chocodino

      WB didn’t do anything, the one giving money is nintendo

    • MichelChartrand

      If they didn’t give money back they could be facing lawsuits, so I doubt it’s from the goodness of their hearts.

    • NkoSekirei

      it was nintendo that refund the money which warner bros should of done it

  • Deadpool U

    And third-parties wonder why their games sell poorly on Wii U because stuff like this happens and they hardly give us a reason to buy the Wii U versions.

    • Kevin Sepulveda

      At this point yes I agree with you but I think it is more than that. I think the Wii U just does not have a high enough demand where they think or know it will make a profit. I am Pro Wii U as it is the only system I currently own but at this point it just seems hopless ;(

      • Shy Guy

        Since when did a company’s opinion on the profitability of a platform excuse them from distributing content people paid for?

        And even if they did write in the fine print that they could do this and people who never read such things before agreeing to them just ignored it and agreed, is this still the sort of business practice people should be supporting with their money, today it’s just the small group who aren’t “profitable enough”, tomorrow it’s the larger group because of “technical issues”.

    • Graeme Lynch

      Really? The way I see it is that owners of WiiU haven’t purchased Batman games and the one’s that have are so small in number the cost of releasing further DLC would be greater than the profit!

      Why are you and so many on here blind to see that this is a vicious cycle and that the reality is the Nintendo hardcore fans are to blame:

      A new 3rd party games comes out. The Nintendo fans ignore it en masse for just more Mario/Zelda etc.

      The 3rd party pulls the plug because the fans don’t support them.

      The Nintendo fans then b*tch and moan and blame the publisher or developer when the person to blame is found when they look in the mirror!

      • Deadpool U

        Oh please do you wanna know what third party sold the best on Wii U?
        Rayman Legends because unlike other third party games the Wii U was the definitive version and actually had more than the other versions then I look at Batman : Arkham origins the Wii U version doesn’t get Collecters edition or the online multiplayer and I have a few friends who didn’t buy the Wii U version because it didn’t get any of that that’s why first parties sale better because with them we know we’re not getting a game with more features on other platforms.

        • Graeme Lynch

          Or you could argue that their is simply a bigger market for Rayman on the WiiU than games like Batman.
          Again it is a continuous cycle than Nintendo needs to break out of. It doesn’t help that the install base is so small and within that base it seems games like Batman aren’t appealing. You can of course blame publishers for releasing “half assed” versions but you need accept that even if the game was exactly the same as the other versions it STILL wouldn’t have sold enough.
          The irony of it all is when things like these happen people will complain and say they aren’t buying anymore games from those publishers. Yet beforehand will complain that 3rd party games aren’t being released on the WiiU.
          Enough already with the finger pointing and accept that Nintendo need to do more to encourage 3rd party developers but also FANS need to do more by actually buying games that aren’t Nintendo owned.

          • Shy Guy

            Almost half my Wii U collection are third party titles, but thankfully I didn’t pay for any “season passes” on a single one of them.

            How much are Playstation and Xbox owners paying Activision for a dog skin? Then some of them probably even laugh at Wii U owners of Call of Duty Ghosts because they don’t get to pay Activision for a dog skin too.

          • Graeme Lynch

            Great! Clearly you’re one of few that buy 3rd party games on the WiiU. Another point to highlight is the fact that theres not that many 1st party games on the WiiU either so it would stand to reason you own more 3rd party games.

          • Shy Guy

            Because of your comment I just went and purchased Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda Link to the Past on the Nintendo eShop just to make extra sure I have more first party titles than third party titles, Nintendo thanks you for making them more money today.

          • Graeme Lynch

            I’m not the one buying games because of strangers on the internet so I think they thank you much more :)

          • Shy Guy

            I agree, maybe they’ll give me a 10% fanboy discouunt.

          • NkoSekirei

            i have quite abit of third party games on my wii u most were from launch and last year and i do support buyng 3rd party games if 3rd party devs start making games for the wii u

        • Marcus Larsson

          Still rayman only sold 270 000, 300 000 on ps3.

        • John Andalora

          Actually, the Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed sold more on the Wii U with 300,000.

          Rayman Legends only sold 270,000 on Wii U.

          http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=Sonic+%26+Sega+All-Stars+Racing+Transformed

          http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=Rayman+Legends

          Honestly, it’s rare for 3rd party games to get past 300,000 copies sold on the Wii U. Even full content games are having issues.

      • Shy Guy

        Why should Nintendo customers support a third party who sells them the promise of extra content later in a game’s lifetime then doesn’t deliver it because they decide it isn’t profitable enough?

        • Graeme Lynch

          Because someone is going to have to break the cycle. Clearly developers aren’t and Nintendo seem to have lost the plot with the recent business model speech. No matter what way you look at it someone is going to be losing out financially. Only thing is that consumers i.e. irate Nintendo fans only need to part with a small cost compared to the thousands and millions of currency it costs developers and publishers.
          Or of course you could just ignore 3rd party all together and get those games on PC or other consoles which offer the ‘full’ experience.

          • Shy Guy

            I always find it interesting how opinions concerning business practices differ between people who use the word customers versus those who call them consumers. I don’t know about you but I like to do business with a company who considers me a customer, not a consumer.

            I also find it interesting so many people lately seem to think of video games and game consoles almost exclusively in financial terms, I guess buying into the whole “console war” marketing lie would do that to a person but it’s kind of strange when so called gamers start basing their opinion of a video game console on the words of “industry analysts” and become pessimistic towards things that once used to fill them with happiness and excitement.

            Instead of looking at video games like a middle age person, try to and look at them like you did when you were a kid, you might find them to be much more enjoyable when you stop caring about a console developer’s last quarter earnings and profit potential.

          • Graeme Lynch

            It is nothing to do about a console war for me. It has everything to do with wanting Nintendo to succeed and not feeling like I’m being duped by owning a WiiU. For you to allude that I am mindless and feed off of the opinions of journalists or analysts is insulting.
            My opinion comes from me and of course influenced by the things I read.
            I believe Nintendo could be doing so much more with the WiiU than they are.
            I believe they can still create wonderful and timeless games.
            I believe they became complacent and somewhat arrogant in their thinking.
            I enjoy video games more now than I ever did as a child and this is because I understand the world around me better and can appreciate things much more as an adult.
            The reason I care about companies doing well is because I want to continue playing such games that I enjoy and I want companies to be always evolving and succeeding to offer me the best game experience.

          • Shy Guy

            I wonder how much you actually know about Nintendo as a company, such as the fact they are a 120 year old Japanese corporation, which means their business strategies are likely to be very conservative and slow paced, especially by western standards, and that’s on a good day. But right now is a very precarious time for Nintendo, were you aware that the previous CEO of the corporation Hiroshi Yamauchi, who had been CEO of the corporation since 1949, recently passed away, that he was the one who’s vision steered Nintendo into the gaming market in the first place, that revitalized a crashed video game industry back in the 1980s, and that because of certain customs in Japanese society their is a waiting period after a person’s death before talks can even begin concerning Yamauchi-sama’s sizable shares in the company which have passed on to his family, and what his family plans to do with them.

            Nintendo is a very old corporation that is currently in a time of great transition, during a very unstable period in the video game market. People who ask why Nintendo can’t go back to doing things the way they did in the 80s and 90s don’t realize the guy who was behind all that is gone, and now Nintendo has to figure out not only how to move forward with the guy who was behind the start of Nintendo as a video gaming company in the first place gone, but also the guy who created most of their iconic IPs, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was one of the primary minds behind all the Nintendo games we grew up with and which Nintendo as a gaming company was founded on, close to retirement.

            The video game industry is teetering on the edge of a second collapse, except this time the guy who revitalized it the last time isn’t around to do it again. So I think people should cut Nintendo a little slack right now because what they are dealing with is unprecedented not only for them but in fact the entire video game industry, and they need all the support they can get.

      • Christian Schoff

        What did they expect? They didn’t even give us the full game.

        • Graeme Lynch

          They didn’t include multiplayer which on all platfroms was crap. So I don’t think that is a valid argument. I stand by the theory that irrespective of wither or not developers release ‘full’ games there is too small a market for 3rd party games on the WiiU.

          • Superstick98

            Sure, but why don’t they at least include all the features of the freaking game and then see how it sells first? What sense does it make to take away something that Wii U owners rightfully deserve? Do you know how upset PS3 owners would be if the season pass was removed because they thought it wouldn’t sell well enough, but it stayed on other platforms? XD

    • LightupmyLife

      They did the right thing.

    • Marcus Larsson

      If people would’ve bought the game in the first place they would have released it.
      What is so hard to understand?
      Even on Wii when they released good third party games it didnt sell as good as another third party game would on Xbox/ps.
      On a Nintendo console, the only games that sell good is the games from Nintendo themselves.
      Check vgchartz.com!
      It spells M-O-N-E-Y! Justify a release of the next gta 6 for Wii u for example, you develope the game for where the market is right now ps4/xbone/wiiu.
      Ps4/xbone easy cross to sell to both consoles and a market that loves the latest and coolest, big chance it Will sell a lot if we do it with great graphics.
      Wii u, reprogramme the whole game to adjust the graphics, the market loves party games and Mario-titles, low chance to make more money than development-costs…
      Easy math.

      This is why third party runs from Nintendo-consoles…

      • Deadpool U

        Please third parties don’t need to readjust anything for Wii U’s graphics hell Wii U has more games in 1080p than PS4/Xb and there are only a few party games on Wii U and as I said before if third parties didn’t give us games with more features on other platforms we’d buy them more.

        • Marcus Larsson

          You think 1080 is everything huh? Sigh…
          I was speaking for the mass that bought the wii that the wii u is aimed for… Like i said check vgchartz on wii and youll see what a difference it is for a third party company in selling numbers for wii/ps3/xb360…

          Numbers tell the truth, not you

  • Lil J Moore

    I don’t buy DLC anyway

  • Chiquilin

    I was really looking forward to this DLC. I don’t usually buy DLC, but being a huge fan of these games I was actually going to get this. I’m very disappointed in WB. Not just for the DLC, but the chances of the next game being released for the Wii U at all are slim to none now.

  • Mario

    Well, at least everyone who bought the season pass got their money back.

  • Simon Stevens

    I hope we still get Scribblenauts from WB, if nothing else

  • Henry Hotspur

    Wow, get fucked. At least they’re getting the credit back.

  • Skelterz

    If it was EA doing this you know what would have happened…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_yxUHDZTq0
    Thank your lucky stars warner brothers have some form of conscience all be it they lack backbone and commitment but you got your money back.

    • Petri

      But was it WB refunding, or all Nintendo?

      • Skelterz

        to be fair i have no idea i don’t play batman i tend to stay away from superhero games, you can’t beat spiderman 2 enter electro that was the shizz nizzz back in the day.

        • Petri

          Batman Arkham Asylum was great. Doesn’t really feel like a superhero game.
          City and especially origins were not that great.

    • Graeme Lynch

      It was Nintendo that refunded the few individuals that bought the season pass. I would theorise that Nintendo agreed with WB that if sales were low they would take the fall financially. As if you look at from a legal standpoint WB would be in breech of consumer contracts so it stands to reason that an agreement was made before this to let WB off the hook if the game sold poorly.
      So really the folks at Nintendo are just covering their ass.

  • Justagamer

    Glad i didn’t get the game

  • Goku123

    I heard that Wii U wont be getting Arkham 4 :(. Arkham is one of the 3rd party titles that I want on the Wii U. Please Nintendo don’t let WB stop developing their flagship game to the console. Wii U needs third party.

    Thanks

    • DragonSilths

      Just let Rocksteady make the game again. They treat Nintendo right.

      • Goku123

        I hope they make Arkham 4, and beyond would hate to see another third party person to go away, really wanted to play Need For Speed Rivals, but too bad they don’t want my money.

        • DragonSilths

          Would be nice. But its a dream. Who knows what Rocksteady is up to. As for NFS Rivals…meh.

    • NkoSekirei

      well batman arkham origins was an ok game with a good story but it had issues.

  • DragonSilths

    It’s Warner Bros, what do you expect they are shit. Rocksteady was so much better.

  • Will (ishigum)

    Makes me regret getting the game to begin with. I haven’t had the chance to finish it yet with my current backlog and now it looks like along with multiplayer online, I won’t be getting story DLC either. I have words to say that aren’t necessarily PG-13 about this

    • Goku123

      Honestly, (In my opinion, yours may be different) I don’t care about DLC content as long as I get good quality Third Party games especially flagship games. I would hope that Nintendo makes good First Party games as well.

  • lonewolf

    And why Nintendo was the one who refund the money out of their pockets and not WB?

    • Shy Guy

      Because Nintendo can afford it, and it’s good PR.

      What you expect a developer who can’t even bother to release something to a group of their customers who already paid for it just because they don’t feel their is “enough” of them to justify it would have the business ethic to actually refund the price their Wii U customers paid for the season passes themselves?

      And a word of warning to people who own games from this publisher on other platforms, you may be thinking oh it’s just the Wii U people who cares, but a company willing to do this sort of thing to some of their customers will do this to any of their customers if they find a reason to justify it.

      • Graeme Lynch

        Or it is smart to cut their loses…

  • Shy Guy

    I aaalmost put this game on my Christmas list, but at the last moment a little voice told me to go with ZombiU instead. I think I’m gonna go smack around some zombies with a cricket bat while listening to The Ramone’s Beat on the Brat for the, hell I’ve lost count how many times this little ritual has made me giggle with devious glee, and thank that little voice for steering me away from this game.

    A note to third party developers/publishers who think it’s ok to renege on delivering future content to customers who paid for it, just because you don’t think they constitute enough people to honor an agreement with…. be very careful in your business practices, or you may find yourself developing a tarnished reputation like Electronic Arts, and a nasty case of bankruptcy like Atari.

    • Graeme Lynch

      Oh please. As I already stated somewhere above I am almost certain that Nintendo and WB made an agreement whereby Nintendo would cover the costs if the games weren’t selling. It makes sense. If such an agreement were not in place then consumers and Nintendo could quite easily sue WB for breech of contract.

      • Shy Guy

        It doesn’t have anything to do with “covering costs”, it’s about a company selling a product with the promise of future content if the customer pays X amount more, then the company later turning around and going back on that agreement with the customer who already paid for it, just because in this case the company thought their weren’t enough customers that they should bother to honor their agreement.

        Of course if the people who bought this season pass thing were provided a bunch of small text to read before paying for it that said Warner Brothers could do this, well than that’s that, it’s still pretty crappy business though and the kind of practices that lose a company customers.

        • Graeme Lynch

          Shy Guy I appreciate your consistent retorts.
          All I am going to say about this though is EVERY business aside from those that claim to be “fairtrade” and “organic” have crappy practice at some point. You could even say that this is why Nintendo are losing customers.

  • William Martinez

    i just don’t get it, a DLC shouldn’t make them lose much money if sales are bad… specially those that unlock content from the disc.

  • dforce79

    So sad but not surprised. I bought Injustice and got screwed on the last 2 DLC characters (like it would cost them that much for those). I will still buy this as DLC is not that big of deal to me but it would have been nice. If there is a “Game of the Year Edition” you can bet Wii U will not get it. Makes me wonder why Vita got it for Injustice when that system sales as well as Wii U and the games sales are equal to or worse than Wii U.

  • Petri

    I was thinking about buying the first story dlc, but I guess I’ll leave that as well, and consider the game played through.

  • TaintedXGamer

    Will this Gimping-for-Wii U-cause-they-don’t-think-there’s-enough-of-us-getting -the-end-of-the-stick-users-world-wide-BullShit-Cockblocking-DLC-Disease Ever die?

    • TaintedXGamer

      Sorry Batman arkham origins…. but Get the fuck out of my Games Wish list! -Kicks the game’s name off my list down a pipe filled with spikey Death-

  • leo

    and the 3rd parties fly out the window….

  • LJay

    Warner bros your as bad as EA and they stink-im definately not buying the game or any game you make in the future,your dlc is a rip,take your milky games and get to fuck, i hope you sink like dogs-assholes.

  • Ricky__Spanish

    I will never buy another 3rd party game for Wii U. Suck it devs

  • Psytrix

    Looks like Nintendo has lost WB. Another one bites the dust. What are you going to do to fix this Mr Iwata?

  • davemay89

    their wondering why the demand for the dlc is low? maybe it has something to do with the fact that the online mode was cut from the wiiu version

  • Boss Hoss

    Sigh…

  • Adecentboy777

    You guys wondering??? I completely understand why Warner Brothers decided to do so. From an economical point of view that’s a really good decision. But you already know about the problems with the Wii U, so more news like this will come.

  • MachoMadness

    I want to support the Wii U by buying third party games… but trying to justify paying full price for a gimped game really doesn’t appeal to me. In the case of Batman, it was the lack of multi-player mode, and now this.

  • John Andalora

    Instead, Nintendo takes a game like New Super Mario Bros U., slightly changes around the same levels and shortens the time to finish, switches one character, calls it “New Super Luigi U,” and then sells it at $20 to cash in on an arbitrary celebration of their character.

    They get more money if it isn’t called “DLC.”

  • Stephen Davis

    Quit impersonating and acting like Nintendo of Americas president…

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    i hope they understand Nintendo make game that old people want to play… because we do what we want… we’re old!

  • McBlink

    But at least you get a physical copy.

  • lonewolf88

    but you dont need new super mario bros you can just get new super luigi U

  • Jon

    how much did you play of Super Luigi U? I found the levels to be quite different. only the themes were the same…

  • DragonSilths

    Every level was different…

  • jrob23

    love trolls who like to talk out their ass about game they never tried. never gets old

  • John Andalora

    I didn’t.
    Didn’t wanna waste the $20 on DLC.

  • Angelo G

    It was quite different and only $20. Call of Duty is basically the same thing since the beginning of time, yet we pay $60 + DLC each time. How much does that add up to??

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I played it. Its very disappointing. Basically the same game. Just 2/3 smaller and 2/3 the price.

  • John Andalora

    Doesn’t make it any less of a DLC pack.

  • John Andalora

    Released a month after the digital copy.

  • McBlink

    Everyone knew when it was announced that it would be digital first then physical.

  • Jon

    lol, you complain about Super Luigi U when you never even tried it and you assumed the levels were the same. So essentially by your logic, New Super Mario bros for the Wii and Super Mario Bros U are the same game

  • John Andalora

    Considering the fact that Iwata himself called it “Full-Scale DLC,” i’ll take his word for it and save money for bigger and better things.

    http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/New_Super_Luigi_U

  • John Andalora

    Says the gentleman who judges PS4 and Xbox One by “mediocre exclusives.”

    You ever try them?

  • Jon

    I am not denying it being called a DLC but the fact that you thought it was just shorter of the same levels and didn’t even give it a try. The levels were different and had different challenges to them. Since both those games are the same type of game, with your logic, you could call them the same game because they are the same style, and themes.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    It’s a Nintendo site my friend. Most will defend them to the end. No use arguing with anyone here. Most anyways.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Why? I think it’s fun

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I’d guess not.

  • Jon

    maybe you should read my comment on those exclusives again… the whole thing. Also, at least I have tried some of those exclusives and yes… most of the were mediocre.

  • John Andalora

    Yes, I read the whole thing… Again…
    Dare I ask, which ones did you try? Which were “mediocre” and which were “actually good ones?”

  • LightupmyLife

    Indeed. 20 bucks for DLC is a bit pricey to me.Then you have Dr. Luigi. Really Nintendo? Lol. That’s the best you can do for Luigi?

  • Shy Guy

    Wait so are Nintendo games for kiddies or old people, please understand and make up your mind, person pretending to be one of the greatest video game designers in the history of the industry, who probably couldn’t even manage to program a triangle in LOGO.
    (Oops did I show my age, maybe Nintendo games are for old people after all!)

  • NkoSekirei

    dude really ps4 and xbox launch were that great either and they had a few systems that broke/dead on arrival

  • John Andalora

    Yes, they “were that great.”
    They were great releases. I’m glad you agree with me.
    Better than Wii U, even.