The Nintendo Wii U has a new game today, though it’s not really a “next-gen” one. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition is available now for the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Rather than finding the game at retail, you’ll have to go online. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition is only available as a digital download.
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition enhances the previously released handheld version of the game with full-HD visuals, an all-new map system, new enemy encounters, difficulty levels and batsuits. Fans can begin downloading the game today on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Games Store, Nintendo eShop for $19.99. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition is also available for Windows PC at the same price; you can find it on Steam.
The game is scheduled to release in Europe and other international territories for PS3 beginning tomorrow (April 2). The international version of Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition for Wii U will ship “later in April.” Warner Bros. Interactive did not share a specific international release date for the Wii U version.
Set three months after Batman: Arkham Origins, the Blackgate Deluxe Edition has Batman summoned to restore peace and order within the walls of Blackgate Prison. Players will explore the depths of the island penitentiary as Batman investigates and realizes that there is more to the henchman uprising than initially meets the eye.
Previously only available for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS handhelds, Blackgate was originally created as a companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition is a stand-alone game now with enhanced high-definition graphics and 5.1 surround sound.
Players can guide their way through Blackgate prison with the new navigational system created for this full-fledged version of the game. In addition, Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition can also suit-up with an exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin that players can unlock by registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.