It’s not exactly news at this point that the Wii U is struggling to get third parties to release content on the platform. Unfortunately, it looks like Warner Bros. may be abandoning the platform too beginning with the cancellation of planned downloadable content for its 2013 hit Batman: Arkham Origins.
Nintendo confirmed the cancellation in an email sent to GoNintendo user Borisoft:[quote]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.
Nintendo of America Inc.[/quote]
The news may not be surprising to some, as the Wii U port of Arkham Origins was already gimped to begin with– the game’s multiplayer mode featured on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC was absent on Nintendo’s edition of the title. At least those who bought the season pass will still be able to include the content released under it so far, while also getting a full refund. Were you looking forward to meeting up with Mr. Freeze on your GamePad? Let us know your thoughts below.