When it was announced last week, many were upset by the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass. Rocksteady revealed little about what content was actually going to be included and instead, all they told us was that it would supply DLC for the game for six months following its release and come with a hefty $40 price tag. Thankfully, the studio has heard the reaction from fans and has now issued some additional details on what the bonus content will entail.
The most interesting piece of the DLC, at least to me, is the “Batgirl: A Matter of Family” story expansion. Taking place before the events of Arkham Knight, little is known about the story outside of the fact that this is the first time Batgirl has been playable in the franchise and that it will take place in a brand new location.
Other major story expansions set to be included in the Season Pass are “The Season of Infamy” and “Gotham City Stories” additions. “Season of Infamy” will once again place gamers into the shoes of Batman as he does battle against “legendary super-villains” that have made their way to Gotham, and “Gotham City Stories” will focus on the various allies of The Dark Knight and feature missions that take place before and after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight.
Besides the story-based content, the Season Pass will also feature racing missions based around classic iterations of the Batmobile. Pulling from the Caped Crusader’s 75-year history, these missions will have courses designed around different versions of his ride. While specifics haven’t been made available, I’m hoping to see the Batmobile from the 1960 Batman TV series and the monster-truck like one featured in Batman Begins make an appearance.
Rounding out the package will be additional costumes for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.
While the jury is still out on whether or not the Season Pass will be worth it in the end, it’s nice of Rocksteady to reveal more about what we can expect when Batman: Arkham Knight launches on June 23rd, a day that we’re eagerly awaiting.
Source: Game Informer