Even Wii U DLC Is Getting Cancelled

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Warner Bros. has reportedly cancelled all upcoming DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins. Seems the poor Wii U just can't catch a break.

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Companies cancelling games (or failing to announce ports) for the console is bad enough, but not even bothering to bring over DLC? That's some of the easiest money to be had in video games, and a sure sign that Warner is about as unhappy with the console's performance as a third party can get.

Go Nintendo reports that the following email is being sent out to those who had already paid for a season pass for Arkham Origins:

Thanks so much for your support of Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U.

We are contacting you today because you purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass for Wii U. We hope you've been enjoying the content that has been delivered thus far. Based on demand for Downloadable Content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming new story campaign for Wii U. As a result, we will be crediting the entire $19.99+tax cost of the Season Pass back to your Nintendo eShop account. You will still be able to enjoy the content already released thus far.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support of the game.

Sincerely, Nintendo of America Inc.

So...you get your money back. There's that, at least.

I wonder just how bad the demand really was for Warner to not even bother.

We've contacted Warner for comment, and will update if we hear back.

Nintendo offering eShop credit to those that purchased Batman: Arkham Origins season pass due to yanked support [Go Nintendo]

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Was on the fence about getting a Wii U until a few days ago, now I don't think there's a chance in hell of it happening. The nail in the coffin was when Iwata started talking about their upcoming system and how it will merge with their portable systems. Sega learned the hard way with the Saturn about not mentioning your upcoming system while trying to market your current system. I'll instead just save up for whatever their next system is.