Batman: Arkham Knight doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to DLC. Its Harley Quinn DLC, which was offered as a pre-order bonus, was criticised for being too short (30 minutes), for the way that Harley’s abilities weren’t much different to Batman’s in the main game, it robbed the character of her agency and it also ignored her relationship with (her girlfriend) Poision Ivy, who she spends the entire mission trying to save.
And then there’s Batman: Arkham Knight‘s Batgirl DLC. Despite being on the infamous graphic novel, The Killing Joke, this Batgirl prequel DLC wasn’t called out for its story. Instead, critics said it was too short for the price (one hour of content for $6.99) and it also didn’t offer anything new to the game.
But maybe third time’s the charm? Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has just released some more Batman: Arkham Knight DLC, which add several character skins and a Batmobile skin to the game. Find out more after the break.
Batman: Arkham Knight DLC (1989, Bat-Family)
The following Batman: Arkham Knight DLC packs (1989 and Bat-Family) include the following:
- 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack: Battle through the streets of Gotham City with this pack that includes the Batman skin and Batmobile from the 1989 Batman film, as well as two tracks inspired by the film’s sequel.
- The Bat-family Skins Pack: Included in this pack are six character skins based on the alternate timelines – – 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman and the Original Arkham Nightwing.
These DLC packs are now available for free if you’re a Batman: Arkham Knight season pass holder or for $1.99 altogether if you’re not.
Batman: Arkham Knight DLC (September Release Schedule)
Furthermore, Warner Bros’ has outlined future Batman: Arkham Knight DLC plans as well. The following four DLC packs have been announced for next month:
- Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1 (Sept. 1): Receive six AR challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman. This challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
- GCPD Lockdown (Later in Sept.): Set after the events of Arkham Knight, play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department in this story pack.
- 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Later in Sept.): Inspired by the 2008 movie ‘The Dark Knight’, confront foes with the Tumbler Batmobile and race through two themed tracks.
- Original Arkham Batman Skin (Later in Sept.): Fight the war against Gotham City with the original Arkham Asylum Batman costume.
These packs will be free to season pass holders; prices for non-season pass holders have not been announced yet.
What do you think of the Batman: Arkham Knight DLC so far? Is it worth buying a $40 season pass for? Leave a comment and let us know.