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E3: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition kind of hurts photo
E3: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition kind of hurts
by Jonathan Holmes

The Wii is just about to wrap up its tenure at Nintendo's flagship home console, and looking back, it's clear to see that third parties often failed to make the most of the system. They regularly used the Wii as an opportunity to crap out less fun games than they would expect to get away with on the PS3/360, hoping that they could replace craftsmanship and creativity with some poorly thought out, tacked on motion controls without penalty. In short, these games were uninspired cash grabs designed to mine the motion control gold rush. I'm worried that Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the start of that happening all over again on the Wii U.

Most of the Wii U-specific features I experienced or witnessed with Armored Edition didn't make the game more fun than it is on the PS3/360. Personally, all I was hoping for out of Armored Edition was the ability to play the game on controller screen (so I won't need to monopolize the family TV when replaying it) and maybe a few exclusive missions and the inclusion of a special Nintendo cameo (preferably the ability to play as Captain Falcon). That's not what I got. Instead, we have some new touch screen puzzles and the ability to control bat-arangs with the Wii U Gamepad. That's definitely different, but I'm not sure that different means better in this case.

And is it just me, or are the textures a little uglier here than the were in the game's original release? The last thing the Wii U needs is low-budget ports that make the console appear to be less powerful than it actually is. 

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11:53 AM on 06.05.2012

E3: Wii U gets the Batman: Arkham City 'Armored Edition'

As I'm sure you're all very well aware, Nintendo's E3 press conference was this morning, and while Batman: Arkham City was one of the very first games announced for the Wii U, today we got a peek at some of the added features...

Daniel Starkey

8:00 AM on 05.04.2012

Batman Arkham City and Asylum on sale on Steam

You might want to grab your shark repellant: this Steam sale is a doozy. Starting today, you can nab Batman: Arkham City for $14.99 and Arkham Asylum for $6.80, or you can grab a bat-sized bundle of basically everything (incl...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 04.23.2012

The DTOID Show: Rayman Origins 2 & Arkham City GOTY

Hey gang! It's us. Again. I'm sorry Tara's not here, but she's still at Coachella apparently. Dear lord today has been stressful and miserable. Anthony's nice enough to be a substitute guest host, but damn. Just not the same...

Max Scoville

9:00 AM on 04.23.2012

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year edition announced

Warner Brothers is rereleasing Batman: Arkham City under the guide of a "Game of the Year" edition. Due for PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 29, it will include a set of alternative skins, the Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin downloada...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 04.06.2012

This weekend on Twitch TV: Steve Burnside is a chump

This weekend on Dtoid's Twitch TV channel, we're bringing you some special treats. Rad Show will be doing live gameplay of the closed beta for Diablo III. Hangover has an obscure, Japan-only Popeye game from the Super Famicom...

Bill Zoeker

9:00 AM on 01.13.2012

Batman: Arkham City is Metacritic's top rated 2011 game

Metacritic has released its annual list of top rated games, revealing that Batman: Arkham City on PS3 was the most critically acclaimed title of 2011. It beat out The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by a mouse's cock.  Here's th...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 12.08.2011

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown pops up in iOS

If you're finished with Batman: Arkham City and sad that you've got no more bat-themed gaming to do, fret not. Batman: Arkham City Lockdown appeared on iTunes last night without herald, and is yours to download for $5.99. Ar...

Jim Sterling

11:00 PM on 12.07.2011

The DTOID Show: 360 EULA, Scorpion DRM, & a Batpatch

Hey everybody! Here's today's Destructoid Show! For starters, the Nintendo 3DS gets a nice little update, while the fine print on the Xbox 360's new dashboard hides a dirty little secret. Batman: Arkham City gets a part...

Max Scoville





9:00 AM on 12.07.2011

Batman: Arkham City patched for PC, unless you're 32 bit

Batman: Arkham City has received its first big PC patch, fixing a number of bugs and finally allowing the game to be run with DirectX 11. That is, unless you're using a 32 bit system, in which case you'll still have to use DX...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 11.15.2011

WB asks users for help with Arkham City 360 save bug

Warner Brothers has acknowledged the corrupted save issue in Batman: Arkham City but it needs help before it can work on a solution. The company has set up a survey, asking fans for information that will help get the problem ...

Jim Sterling



The Dtoid Show: Ass Creed Review-lations & More EA Antics photo
The Dtoid Show: Ass Creed Review-lations & More EA Antics
by Max Scoville


Hey! You, the individual who is poorly informed of today's abysmally uneventful gaming news! Pay attention to me right now. Er. Watch The Destructoid Show.

Today, we have some releases of the week. You can read about all of them right here. More importantly, Maurice has put up his review for Assassin's Creed Revelations. In other news, EA is doing that thing again where they're a jerk, and this guy who has a similar last name to mine really wants Modern Warfare 3 to get better grades. Er. Scores. Also, Batman: Arkham City is having some problems keeping track of your saved games.

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9:40 AM on 11.14.2011

Batman: Arkham City suffering from corrupted saves on 360

The Xbox 360 version of Batman: Arkham City is said to be costing gamers hours upon hours of progress with a save file glitch that's corrupting data. Complaints have filled a 21-page forum thread, indicating that the issue ma...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 10.31.2011

Live show: Mash Tactics is back with a vengeance

  [Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic clip to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live shows in our...

Bill Zoeker

1:30 PM on 10.27.2011

Nightwing fries some goons in Arkham City DLC trailer

For those that still want more from Batman: Arkham City, the Dark Knight's ex-sidekick, Nightwing, is getting some DLC. From November 1 you'll have the opportunity to take on the challenge rooms as Batman's protege. Nightwin...

Fraser Brown

3:30 PM on 10.26.2011

Get a free copy of Arkham City with Samsung's new SSD

If you're thinking about upgrading to a solid-state drive for your PC, this would be a good time to do it. Not only is Samsung offering them as cheaply as $230 for 128GB, they are tossing in a copy of Batman: Arkham City as w...

Joshua Derocher