Even though Warner Bros. and Rocksteady’s premier of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is only about a month away, the developers have been hard at work creating content that will not just be included inside the game, but also outside it.
According to their Facebook post, players who buy the ‘Batman’ Season Pass will get “more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight” over a period of six months.
When the announcement was originally made, many fans weren’t too happy. After all, from its initial trailer, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have been pushing pre-orders, DLC, and bundle deals, all to guarantee their customer’s payment and then some. So when the Season Pass was announced, at the time with little information, some fans were annoyed that the game was pushing for a $60 price tag for ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ alone, as well as an additional $40 for content they’d receive over a period of half a year.
Since then, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have given more details about the Season Pass to appease their fans. It will include new story missions, race tracks for the Batmobile, challenge maps, additional skins, and most importantly, Batgirl as a playable character.
Here is all the information detailing the Season Pass:
Batgirl: A Matter of Family
An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series – check out the first render of Batgirl.
The Season of Infamy
Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features.
Gotham City Stories
Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.
Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks
Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.
Crimefighter Challenge Maps
Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies.
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.
Whether the Season Pass is still bothersome is up to debate, but for fans of the ‘Batman’ series, the extra cost for the content above could be worth it. Judging by the Facebook responses alone, many fans reactions mostly revolve around the phrase “Shut up and take my money,” so they don’t seem to mind paying more to have the entire Bat Family be playable.
‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ will be available on June 23rd for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows PC.