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Warner Bros cancels Wii U's Batman: Arkham Origins DLC

"Based on demand for DLC content on the system"

Warner Bros. has confirmed that is has cancelled development of the Batman: Arkham Origins DLC for the Wii U console.

"Based on demand for DLC content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming all-new story campaign for Wii U," the company told VG247.

Warner is following the lead of other studios like Ubisoft, which also skipped the console when handing out Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag DLC.

Yesterday Nintendo promised the Wii U would be a priority in future plans, with president Satoru Iwata citing the GamePad as key.

"Our top priority task this year is to offer software titles that are made possible because of the GamePad... We have not been able to offer a decisive software title that enriches the user's gameplay experience when playing alone with the GamePad. This will be one of the top priorities of Mr. Miyamoto's software development department this year."

Some might suggest the larger concern is attracting more of the AAA publishers to offer new titles for the console, but recent comments from notorious analyst Michael Pachter suggested the Wii U was a dead loss either way.

"We don't think Nintendo should exit the console hardware business, but think it should consider getting out of the Wii U business, and consider going back to the drawing board on consoles. Nintendo has a console in the marketplace that isn't working, and if it continues to tilt at windmills, its software sales will suffer."

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