Batman: Arkham Knight - 'Wii U Could Not Meet Gameplay Objectives'

NowGamer: "Rocksteady explains why Batman: Arkham Knight could only work on PS4, Xbox One and PC and is giving Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 a pass."

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stuna11456d ago

"All these things could only be done on next gen!", will this become the norm!?

CyrusLemont1456d ago

It better, otherwise games will just be PS3/360 games with improved visuals.

abzdine1456d ago

to me Wii U doesn't need this type of games.
if it released on Wii U and PS3 i would have bought the PS3 version.
Wii U is more a family get together console and does that brilliantly.
Mario Kart 8 for example will outshine Batman all versions combined. I absolutely love Batman games but just to say that the audience and expectations aren't the same.

Chrischi19881456d ago

But you just said it, they will be exactly the same, but with better visuals. Who truly believes, that Wii U is not powerful enough for a Arkham game? It is about money, nothing else, they just want to smear sugar around your mouth.

Trekster_Gamer1456d ago

The wii-u is last gen as far as power goes.

AsimLeonheart1456d ago (Edited 1456d ago )

B-b-b-but the Wii U is "technically" next-gen since it comes after the Wii!

Technically does not matters Nintendo fans; graphically matters! Now do you see it how much hardware matters and how much PS4/Xbone are ahead of Wii U when it continues to miss on games one after another?


Sour grapes much? The Wii U needs every game that it can get. Without third party support Nintendo home consoles will always be doomed to a niche status and being just a Mario/Zelda player. Mario and Zelda have lost their charm and we do not see people running out to buy Nintendo home consoles to play them any more. PS4 outsold Wii U lifetime sales in just 3 months without any games and at a higher price which shows the lack of consumer interest in the Wii U. Nintendo needs modern games for their home consoles that appeal to modern gamers. Nintendo and its fans believe we are the best, we do not need to change, we have the most refined tastes in gaming and we have the best games. It is that kind of proud, stubborn and arrogant attitude that is responsible for putting Nintendo and Wii U in the spot they are in right now.
Get with the times, evolve and survive OR remain trapped in the past, lag behind and die.

abzdine1456d ago

i buy Nintendo consoles for first party games, i most of the time don't give a damn about the other stuff.
I bought Wii for Zelda and Mario and i could still play some amazing games on it on top of that.

Wii U is no exception. X, DK, Mario 3D, Zelda, Mario Kart are ALL i need on it. Batman or not, COD or not i don't care i have a PS4 for that.


Chris5581456d ago

how can you compare a kart racer to 3d person action game... that is like comparing oranges to a chair does it make sense to you?

Mr_Writer851456d ago


If it was about money why not release a PS3/360 version? That would make them more money.

stragomccloud1455d ago

That's actually all this gen is. PS360 with improved visuals.

LOL_WUT1455d ago

WiiU is not a next-gen console therefore it can't handle the game ;)

SilentNegotiator1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Once again, like with the barely teased Assassin's Creed ( ), here come the Wii U fanboys, pretending to know everything about the game that the developers don't want to gimp for the WiiU.

"Bu-but the game could totally run on Wii U! I know for a fact that it could because [list of games with hardly any gameplay shown yet, plus games like Mario Kart that could have run 1080p on the freaking PS3/x360] can run on Wii U!"

maniacmayhem1455d ago

He still doesn't answer the question of what "technically" is holding a Batman:AK from being put on the WiiU.

Does the WiiU not have enough RAM, CPU, memory, can it not output at a framerate they want, can it not handle huge worlds. Just saying the game has the Batmobile isn't an answer enough.

Knushwood Butt1455d ago

I see a trend in the posts here:

Nintendo fan downplays the Batman games.

Nintendo fan then talks up the Nintendo first party franchise sequels.

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Flamingweazel1456d ago

@ADZ, another blind nintendo fanboy, Batman and many big third party games will dwarf nintendo games this gen, mario kart is just more of the same and wont hold a candle to batman.

Chrischi19881456d ago


We get it, you dont like Nintendo and its games, but to say, that a Arkham game will be so much better, but calling Mario Kart the same, even though Arkham Origins got bad reviews, just because of it being the same as the last ones, it being renewed annually... your statement is pretty fanboyish. You may not like Mario Kart, but it deserves credit for what it achieved. A Batman game is nothing against that caliber.

abzdine1456d ago (Edited 1456d ago )

and you are just blind when i see how u spelled the 3 first letters of my name.

let's get this straight, first i am no fanboy. I love Nintendo as much as i love Sony PlayStation so your opinion falls short.

second, i keep saying that Wii U doesn't need this type of games. Batman Armored Edition has been released with massive enhancements and no one bought it.
Apart from SNES Nintendo consoles have never been about third party, it's always first party games that take the lead.
Wii won the last generation by no battlefield GTA COD or even Batman from Arkham series.

If you were a real gamer you would realize the value Nintendo consoles are having.
Batman Arkham series (the first two at least) are amazing and i can't wait for the new one on PS4 but i don't spit on a console with an amazing potential.

And as said above, Batman can try as hard as he can, he will never match the greatness and caliber of a Mario Kart.
We'll see where Rocksteady will be with this series in 22 years. (Mario Kart is 22 years old and still kicking butt)

Chris5581456d ago

Chrischi you know Arkham origins wasn't made by rocksteady right? Rocksteady can't make a bad game .

jcnba281456d ago

The Arkham franchise is so over-rated, I don't even see what's so appealing about them? All three of the games play the exact same, doing the same objectives over and over. I wonder if Batman wasn't the main character would the game sell half as much.

Are you seriously going to compare a cart racing game to a third-person adventure? lol

Whether you like it or not Wii U has the highest-rated exclusives right now and the rest of the year is looking even better with MK8, Smash, Bayonetta 2, Shovel Knight (on PC as well) and X.

iplay1up21456d ago

Oh, lord. More of the same? Common, have you watched the trailers for Mario Kart 8, there is not a Kart racer out there that has had me so excited. It looks great and fun.

Also the Wii U, is much more capable than PS360, that debate has been over for months. So you are telling me, this game is going to be so freaking amazing, that they are going to squeeze every drop of power out of this gen,and that the Wii U just could not keep up? Doubt it!

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DanManDantheMan1456d ago

They'll accept whatever you want to believe so long as it means you buy their product.

fonger081456d ago

Right!? It's called money, when developing a game on the PS4 and Xbox1 from the start, it would take some money and time to port it over to the Wii U... It's not like Arkham City or Origins sold well on the Wii U, so why bother porting it over? Saying it's not capable of doing what they want it do on the PS4 and Xbox is obviously true in terms of power, but to say the game can't be done on the Wii U is more than likely false.

herbs1455d ago

PS4 and Xbone use X86 architecture (easier but less efficient) Wii U uses PPC architecture (more difficult with much less overhead) that's the reason, end of argument.

kwandar1455d ago

herbs nailed it!

They want to stick with legacy x86, and x86 needs LOTS of power to "drive". If they go to PPC, that means a separate set of programming - ports don't often cut it.

Nice if he just said it though!

supes_241455d ago

I hope so. It may take a little while longer for near 100% but it'll soon come. I've been waiting to hear that about games "the PS3/360/wiiu" can't handle the gam and can only be made for next gen.

LiberatedAnimal1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

I was under the impression that most people using this site had grown up and the "play station vs. WIIU" drama was over with. Just buy all the consoles so you can play everything. Fanboy-A word used by poor retards who don't have the common sense to buy more than one console.

BattleN1455d ago

Well said, Bubble up to you sir! WiiU for Nintendo games, Xbone for Gears of War 4, PS4 for Sony game's..

N4g_null1455d ago

Really this is over the bat mobile? After needs for speed on the wiiu really?A frigging driving segment when project cars has way better graphics. The crash is coming.

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NYC_Gamer1456d ago

Wii U is in a tough spot due to the hardware being limited

Eonjay1456d ago

It has to play to its strengths. There are some things that it just can't do. But the first and second party developers will be willing to invest the time and money to maximize performance.

linkenski1456d ago

Toldya. Everyone has stressed that so much ever since the console's unveiling. It's the Wii all over again except this time it isn't innovative by the same margin.

WiiUsauce1455d ago

Yeah unfortunately it is. It sucks I have to buy another box just to play 3rd party games. Freakin' Nintendo, man. Smh

LOL_WUT1455d ago

I've been telling you guys this for a while ;)

MasterCornholio1455d ago

But isnt it that way with almost all Nintendo consoles?

Like people say Nintendo consoles are usually secondary consoles whose sole purpose is to play excellent Nintendo games.

I dont see why anyone would buy a Wii U to play inferior multiplats.

kwandar1455d ago

Limited? Lets get it straight, NYC_Gamer, it is running on newer PPC hardware instead of the "limited" legacy x86 hardware.

The issue is that that software houses would rather develop on X86 as they know it better, and there are more users on that platform.

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Eonjay1456d ago

I don't think Wii U owners mind too much. Its not like they expect every game to be gimped.

You could get another team to code a last gen version, but that just adds unnecessary costs to a project meant to sport next gen visuals.

I will probably get a Wii U one day, but not as a multiplatform device.

BattleN1455d ago

WiiU is exclusively for Nintendo games, so people should stop expecting 3rd party support on it. It's sad but Nintendo is boss at creating fun games!

chrissx1456d ago (Edited 1456d ago )

Sad news for wii u owners. They must be planning to utilize nextgen engine fully,which is great news

bobacdigital1456d ago

Not sad for me if it hits PC!