Holy Wii U Batman! The announcement of the Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U, means that there is a list of games that will be available at the time of the Wii U release. While Nintendo, especially with games released for the Wii console, have focused largely on a casual market and aimed to expand gaming markets, a few of the games that will be released for the Wii U seem to be aimed towards more hardcore gamers with an emphasis on combat games. A notable game to mention, if you didn’t guess from my cheesy Adam West-esque catch phrase at the beginning, is Batman: Arkham City. No doubt many of you already know a lot about the game, as it will be released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 as well. What is interesting with this is that we can see Nintendo releasing some titles that might appeal to a more hardcore gamer demographic, although going from the release date of the Wii U, it looks like Sony and Microsoft console owners will get to experience Batman: Arkham City before loyal Nintendo fans. Despite this, it is still an interesting path for Nintendo to go down, one I am pretty excited for.

Batman: Arkham City will feature a new story line, taking gamers deep inside the heart of Gotham. After the closure of Akrham Asylum and Blackgate prison, Gotham’s new mayor Quincy Sharp has relocated the inmates to Arkham City – a new super-prison five times the size of Arkham Island. In order to get through the game, there are a bunch of new gadgets for Batman to utilise, such as the Cryptographic Sequencer V2 and Smoke Pellets. With these new gadgets and new advanced free flow combat, it’ll be no problem for Batman to defeat the huge cast of characters in Arkham City, including but not limited to: Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man The Joker and The Riddler. As we at Capsule Computers mentioned in a previous post Arkham City will include a new playable character: Catwoman. Judging by the latest images released for E3, Batman: Arkham City looks to be an impressive game regardless of which console you play it on.

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