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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition announced, out in April on Wii U

Posted on February 20, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

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Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed the previously-leaked Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition. The game is due out on April 1 in North America and April 2 in Europe for $19.99 / £15.99 on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC via digital download.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is very much the same game that launched for 3DS and PS Vita late last year. However, the new version sports enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics, a new map & hint system for improved navigation and objective tracking, 5.1 surround sound, and a fully voiced narrative. Players can also unlock the new Zero Year Batsuit skin by registering for or signing into a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.

You can find today’s official announcement below. A few screenshots are posted above.

New Download-Only Title Brings the Handheld Game to Life with
Enhanced High-Definition Graphics and Sound

BURBANK, Calif. – Feb. 20, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition for the PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system and PC. Developed by Armature Studio, the same team behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for handheld, the game delivers the same dynamic story and gameplay, now in high-definition. Fans will be able to purchase the game beginning April 1 on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, Nintendo eShop and Steam for $19.99.

Previously available only for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition brings the content of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate to console and PC with enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics, a new map & hint system for improved navigation and objective tracking, 5.1 surround sound, a fully voiced narrative and a captivating storyline. In addition to all previous released suits, players will be able to unlock the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin by registering for or signing into a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.

After gang-fueled uprisings occur within the walls of Blackgate Prison, Batman is called in to restore order and put an end to the rebellion before the chaos implodes. As the story progresses, players will explore deep inside the bowels of this remote island penitentiary and discover what happened after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins and learn more details of the Dark Knight’s past.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamorigins.com for more information about the game.

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Platform: 3DSWII U ESHOP
Genre: ACTIONADVENTURE
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Armature Studio
Release date: October 25, 2013 (3DS), April 1, 2014 (Wii U)
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