Wii U owners who are looking forward to playing the latest in the Arkham series, were treated to a bit of good and bad news on Friday. A representative confirmed with Kotaku that the Wii U version will not feature the multiplayer mode, which was developed on the side by Splash Damage. While this is a huge omission, at least Warner Bros. has lowered the price to $50 to make up for it.
While lowering the price by ten dollars is a nice gesture, Wii U owners must wonder why they are constantly being left out. Batman: Arkham Origins will be the latest in a long line of titles that are missing multiplayer modes, online or local play, a new physics engine, or whatever other feature developers simply couldn't be bothered or were unable to include. While some of the earlier examples of this, such as the Wii U port of Madden 13 lacking the Infinity engine, could blame the lack of development time, there hasn't been any reason given for the missing features in Arkham Origins.
Batman: Arkham Origins will launch for the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 25th.