A revamped version of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City, now dubbed Armored Edition, was announced by Warner Bros. Interactive at Nintendo’s 2012 E3 press conference. The new features of the Wii U version of Arkham City include a B.A.T. mode that allows Batman to build up better attacks through a meter in order to unleash lethal attacks on his enemies.
Now, probably the biggest surprise of this announcement is that Rocksteady Studios will not be handling the development of this Wii U port. Instead, the WB branches in Montreal and Burbank will be developing Armored Edition.
Hit the jump to read up on the previous and new exclusive features for Arkham City Armored Edition, which is scheduled to launch with the Wii U.
- Battle Armored Tech Mode (B.A.T. Mode) – A new upgraded battle suit for both Batman and Catwoman gives players an additional power-up by allowing them to build up kinetic energy during combat. When activated, Batman enters B.A.T. mode, whereby he doles out more damage and has a heighted sense of enemy locations.
- Wii U New Controller Functionality – The new controller’s touch screen allows players to truly be The World’s Greatest Detective with the newly designed, wrist-mounted Batcomputer. Players can select their gadget, track evidence, upgrade their gear, set and detonate bombs, and more, all without ever leaving the game.
- Reimagined Gadgets – All gadgets have been reimagined to utilize the power of the new controller. For example, players can now use the new Sonar mode that enables Batman to quickly probe his surroundings to develop the tactics needed for success. Players can then select, customize and equip their preferred gadget loadout, as well as access a real-time map of Gotham without ever leaving the action of the game. The new controller also allows for an unprecedented level of accuracy when using the Batarang and scanning for clues.
- Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition Content – Included on disc are all previously released downloadable content: Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack, Catwoman Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Arkham City Skins Pack