Fans of DC Comics got to enjoy a new look into their upcoming movies at the International Comic-Con 2015,with new trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, both of which were generally well received. In the meantime, gamers are finally starting to finish the main story of the finale in Rocksteady's series of Batman games, Batman: Arkham Knight.
Those who have already finished the game may be going through some withdrawal, but they won't have to for long. Later this month, the DLC Batgirl: A Matter of Family will become available for users to play through. In fact, the Batgirl DLC launched today for those who purchased the season pass for DLC, and for everyone else it becomes available July 21st for $6.99. The DLC pack will be partially based off of the Batgirl storyline in The Killing Joke, in which her life is forever changed by the Joker.
But the Batgirl DLC is just the beginning of what is still to come for Arkham Knight. Those who have already purchased the Season Pass for Arkham Knight have already received the exclusive Flashpoint Batman Skin, but that is far from all. As it was announced by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment today, there are a load of new character skins coming next month for Season Pass subscribers, including:
- 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack: Contains the Batman skin and Batmobile from the 1989 Batman movie, and two tracks inspired by its sequel, Batman Returns.
- The Bat-family Skins Pack: Contains several character skins based on alternate timelines in the Batman mythology, including 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman and the Original Arkham Nightwing.
For those who are dedicated Batman fans, the $40 it costs for this Season Pass may be well worth it. The 1989 Batman and Batmobile are two iconic pieces of the Batman mythos, and thus should be enjoyable for most fans to use in the game. And the Bat-family skins provide several other variations through the years, allowing longtime fans to pick their favorite takes on the characters and play with those iterations in the game. And not only are you receiving everything already mentioned, but much, much more still to come, including three new story expansions.
The first story expansion is the Batgirl DLC, which will be followed by another one entitled The Season of Infamy, which follows Batman as he takes on a group of “legendary super-villains." The third expansion is entitled Gotham City Stories, and will focus on some of Batman's key allies, which could mean even more of Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin in Arkham Knight. Besides the story add-ons, the Season Pass will also include themed tracks and Batmobiles, based off of different eras of Batman, and new maps as well.
However, $40 is a fairly hefty price tag, especially considering that is more than half the actual game costs itself. For those who aren't as big of Batman fans and only care about finishing the main story of the game, the Season Pass for Arkham Knight probably isn't worth it.
Batman: Arkham Knight is available now on PS4 and XBox One. Batgirl: A Matter of Family is available now for season pass holders and July 21st for everyone else. The 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack and The Bat-family Skins Pack will be available in August for season pass holders.