Fans balked at the $40 price attached to the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass announced last week. And why wouldn’t you? It turns a $60 game into a $100 game if you’re a fan who wants to make sure they have every bit and byte of Arkham content.
To assuage some of that concern, WB Games announced just what that season pass will entail, and it’s actually looking like it’ll be pretty substantial. We’re not just getting some more skins and challenge maps this time around. Batman and his many proteges will see additional story missions after the game’s release.
One of the biggest of these adds Batgirl to the series for the first time: Batgirl: A Matter of Family is an all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the first time in the Arkham series.
Batman will don his cape and cowl once more for The Season of Infamy, a series of “all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City.” This expansion will feature new missions, gameplay and story arcs. That’s arcs, plural.
Gotham City Stories has you playing as “Batman’s key allies” in missions that take place before and after Arkham Knight.
In addition to all these story missions, we’ll see different Batmobiles from throughout Batman’s 75-year history as well as themed tracks and the usual character skins and challenge maps.
The quality level of downloadable content varies wildly from game to game, but with The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight both dropping in the next couple of months and getting what look to be some pretty substantial expansions, it’d be nice if this became a trend.
Batman: Arkham Knight releases June 23 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.