Play as Batgirl in Batman: Arkham Knight additional content
The Dark Knight’s adventures will last long after the initial release of Batman: Arkham Knight—but players will be able to down the cowl of another character via newly announced content for the game.
Last week, a season pass was announced for Arkham Knight, promising six months of content following the Rocksteady Studios game’s release. But few details were given at the time, and with a price tag of $40 (in addition to the original purchase of the game), some fans were understandably concerned about what was to come.
To assuage those fears, Rocksteady and publisher Warner Bros. have revealed some of the content planned in those six months.
Warner Bros. announced that Batgirl will star in “Batgirl: A Matter of Family,” a new piece of content that tells a prequel story set “in an entirely new location.” The expansion will be the first time Batgirl is playable in the Arkham series.
Another set of story-based missions called “The Season of Infamy” will showcase villains invading Gotham with the promise of “new story arcs, missions, and gameplay features.”
Another set of missions called “Gotham City Stories” will allow players to control other allies of Batman in stories set before and after the plot of Arkham Knight. This piece of content will likely pull from the recently announced ability to call in Batman’s compatriots like Robin, Catowman, and Nightwing during the game.
New challenge maps and character skins will be included in the season pass as well. And, last but not least, classic iterations of the Batmobile will be available to drive on custom-built race tracks, each of which will be influenced by a specific era of the famous vehicle.
This announcement does not neccesarily indicate the entire season pass, but is rather intended to assure fans that the pass will have a substantial offering. More information will likely be announced in the coming months as Batman: Arkham Knight releases on June 23 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.