Become the Dark Knight Like Never Before with the Reimagined Action Game
of 2011 Featuring Enhanced Gameplay Made Possible with the New Controller
MONTREAL, June 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Step into the action like never
before! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment
today announced Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition for the Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the
game delivers the same impactful story and gameplay of the
award-winning blockbuster created by Rocksteady Studios, now with
enhanced gameplay features made possible with the Wii U and the new
controller. The game is scheduled for release holiday 2012.
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition contains all of the content from Batman: Arkham City, including all available downloadable content, and introduces Battle
Armored Tech (B.A.T.) Mode and the new Armored Suit for both Batman and
Catwoman. Fans can become the Dark Knight like never before with the
upgraded battle suit that gives players an additional power-up by
allowing them to build kinetic energy during combat. When activated,
players enter B.A.T. mode and dole out more damage than previously
"Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition harnesses the power of the Wii U and the new controller with features
that allow fans to further immerse themselves in the role of Batman
like never before," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment. "WB Games Montréal has created a truly
unique experience that sets itself apart from other games in the
"We're excited to unveil all the new gameplay features that we've been
able to put into Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition because of the Wii U and the new controller," said Reid Schneider, Vice
President and Executive Producer, WB Games Montréal. "Players now have
the power of the Batcomputer and gadgets in the palm of their hands and
can enjoy the game without ever leaving the action on the screen."
The Wii U new controller provides instant access to the wrist-mounted
Batcomputer throughout the game, allowing players to use the touch
screen to seamlessly select objectives, choose their gadget, track
evidence, upgrade their gear, set and detonate bombs, and more, all
without exiting the game. Additionally, all gadgets have been
reimagined to utilize the power of the new controller, offering an
unprecedented level of accuracy when using the Batarang and scanning
Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City - five times
larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum - the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs,
gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible
Rogues Gallery of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals including
Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin,
Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely
experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice
on the streets of Gotham City.
For more information on Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, visit www.xyz.com.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo Sandman, Fables and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its
content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC
Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to
unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not
limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and
interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels
and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest
English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC
Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner
divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to
raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of
About WB Games Montréal
Since its launch in 2010, WB Games Montréal has more than 200 employees
and continues to grow and recruit additional talent. Working with some
of Warner Bros. Studios' biggest brands, including DC Entertainment,
the studio is focused on the most cutting-edge approach to games for
the digital space as well as current and upcoming video game consoles.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all current and future platforms, including console,
handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game
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