Why isn’t Batman: Arkham Knight coming to Wii U?

Batman: Arkham KnightThis week, a new Batman game in the very successful Arkham Asylum game series was announced. I haven’t seen the trailer myself, but from what I understand about the game, it includes a Batmobile that you can control for the first time in the series. This is what Rocksteady is calling “The Epic Conclusion to the Arkham Trilogy.” I have Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360 and got Arkham City for Xbox 360, followed by the superior Armored Edition for Wii U. And I purchased Arkham Origins, also for Wii U, and thought that it was a suitable prequel to the series that included great new game mechanics. I have been looking forward to announcements of DLC gameplay for that game, until recently when I learned that the next sequel in the series would be announced soon. And then it happened, and the first headline I saw mentioned that it wasn’t coming to Wii U. Instead, it’s only going to be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Is it power related, or is it money related? And I’m not talking about revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

DC Comics 52 Title Reboot – Batman Family Titles

As promised, here are the new titles in the Batman family of comics.  I didn’t include them with the other Batman comics as there are so many.  These comics are all spin-offs of the Batman line, or feature characters that came from the Batman comics.  Some of them look more interesting to me than others, but we’ll see.  As a reminder, these aren’t all of the Batman family titles, only the ones that I plan on picking up the first issues or so.

Batgirl #1

I used to watch the Adam West Batman tv show, and that was where I was first introduced to the Batgirl character.  Later on, she reappeared  in Batman: The Animated Series and Barbara Gordan was again in the role.  In the comics, DC had her paralyzed at some point and she went under the name Oracle in the series Birds of Prey. That series is also being rebooted, and it appears that Oracle is no longer going to be part of that team as Barbara Gordon is re-taking the Batgirl mantle.  I had read a Batgirl series that featured one who was mute, and have been following the latest Batgirl, but this puts a monkeywrench into all of that.  In the new series, she’s “going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as dark secrets from her past.”

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