It's not the same game! It's not the same content!
— Reggie Fils-Aime

Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition is a rerelease of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City for the Nintendo Wii U. While retreading through the same plot, environment and combat as the original game, the Armored Edition attempted to increase the value of a game most potential customers had already played by including all of the original game's DLC packs- the Catwoman story, the Robin and Nightwing challenge pack, the costume pack and the Harley Quinn's Revenge campaign on the disc. Batman and Catwoman are also given new suits of armor for the game, which allows them to do additional damage with electric-based attacks after charging the meter full in combat. Warner Brothers Interactive and Nintendo have both stressed that the game will feature new content in addition to this armor, but have not yet displayed any new content.

Playable CharactersEdit

  • Batman
  • Catwoman
  • Robin
  • Nightwing (Challenge Maps only)


The Armored Edition follows the same plotline as the original Batman: Arkham City.


Armored Edition Catwoman

Catwoman's armored costume.

The Armored Edition plays mostly the same as the original versions of the game, but with a few differences to take advantage of the Wii U tablet controller. Gadget selection, upgrades and bios are now viewed and selected through the tablet, and certain gadget controls are now mapped to it- the Remote Control Batarang is now steered through moving the controller where you want it to go, while the Cryptographic Sequencer's original minigame has been replaced with one where the player must avoid red lights to find the password hidden on the screen. Entering Detective Mode now requires the player hold the controller up to scan evidence.

In combat, players build a meter as they fight. This meter activates their "Battle Armored Tech" when it is full, causing them to enter into B.A.T. mode, where their attacks do more damage and have an electric-themed appearance. This mode can be activated by both Batman and Catwoman, through their new armored suits.


Before the game's release, Arkham City: Armored Edition was given a lengthy demo at Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference. Reaction to this extended demo was mixed to negative, with many considering the game to be nearly indistinguishable from the original release, and leaving many feeling as though the Wii U tablet controller's additions felt like unnecessary gimmicks.