Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass DLC for the Wii U has been canceled according to emails going out from Nintendo of America. This makes another disappointing development for the beleaguered console which is struggling to find footing against the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
GoNintendo published an email that has been going out to customers who purchased the season pass DLC for Batman Arkham Origins. The email reads as:
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.
Nintendo of America Inc.
The Season Pass is a now standard way for gamers to pre-purchase, at a discount, all the downloadable content for a game before it is actually released. The Season Pass which is available for Batman Arkham Origins on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms is now gone from Nintendo’s eShop on the Wii U. The Season pass includes 5 pieces of DLC. Included are the Millennium Skins pack, Infinite Earth Skins Pack, Gotham Gaslight and Brightest Day Batman costumes as well as the Initiation challenge map and a still yet to be released story add on.
All currently released DLC is still available for purchase individually on the Wii U’s eShop channel but no other DLC will be coming for the platform.
Batman Arkham Origins joins another high profile game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in not offering any additional DLC, as reported by Destructiod, for the platform. For both games no official reason has been announced as to why, but it is a safe assumption that the sales of the Wii U are a factor as The Inqusiitr has reported on earlier. While Batman Arkham Origins DLC being canceled is not exactly surprising, it is another tell tale sign that Nintendo is not in a good position with their third party publishers.