Batman: Arkham City Wii U Details
Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.
Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition contains all of the content from Batman: Arkham City, including all available downloadable content, and introduces Battle Armored Tech (B.A.T.) Mode and the new Armored Suits for both Batman and Catwoman. Fans can become the Dark Knight like never before with the upgraded battle suit that gives players an additional power-up by allowing them to build kinetic energy during combat. When activated, players enter B.A.T. mode and dole out more damage than previously possible.
The Wii U GamePad provides instant access to the wrist-mounted Batcomputer throughout the game, allowing players 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. 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.
Batman: Arkham City Wii U Trailer
Batman: Arkham City Wii U Gameplay
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Batman: Arkham City Wii U Review
Jeff Bakalar on cnet said, “To be clear, the Wii U version of Arkham City is mostly the same game you’ve played on the other consoles. Graphically speaking, Arkham City AE looks like a slight step down from its predecessor, but its fantastic controls and button scheme remain the same.
Armored Edition adds B.A.T. mode, a brief turbo state that gives Batman a temporary boost in power and ability. But by far the most interesting addition is the way you control Batman’s gadgets. Essentially, the Wii U tablet controller replaces the game’s pause screen. It provides seamless access to Bruce Wayne’s arsenal of toys, letting you tap and select things like explosive foam or the batarang.
Also, all of Wayne’s inventory can be navigated and upgraded through the tablet, once again reinforcing its glorified pause screen functionality. I also really loved the fact that I didn’t need to pause to view the level’s map — it can be brought with a tap on the touch screen. It’s a huge convenience — ask anyone who has already played Arkham City and they’ll tell you how much its relied upon.”
I would like to say that Batman: Arkham City Wii U is a great game for anyone who hasn’t played it on any other console, because it shows what the Wii U can do, but do not get it if you have the game for any other console, because it is pretty much the same game.
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