‘Batman: Arkham City’ GOTY Edition Reveals ‘Harley Quinn’s Revenge’ DLC

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Harley Quinns Revenge DLC

For nearly a month we’ve been covering various rumors and speculation surrounding potential story DLC, not just challenge packs and character skins, for one of 2011’s best games, Batman: Arkham City. After earning a coveted five-star review here at Game Rant, the title went-on to record breaking sales – not to mention racking up plenty of industry awards.

Now, six months after the title first hit retailers, Rocksteady Studios is giving late-to-the-game consumers a new reason to take a plunge dive bomb and battle Arkham’s most dangerous inmates once again – since, on May 29th, the developer is set to release the Batman: Arkham City’ Game of the Year Edition. However, this time, Arkham City veterans also have reason to be excited – as, that same day, Rocksteady will unleash an all-new story mission for the game centered around fan-favorite villainess, Harley Quinn.

Initially thought to be a DLC centered around the Boy Wonder, Robin (which is still partly true), a late night tease over the weekend outed the possibility that the post-release content would also feature Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel – who, as detailed in the original Batman: Arkham Asylum game, fell in love with the Joker during a series of psychiatric evaluations she performed on the Clown Prince of Crime.

An iconic bat-villain since her introduction in Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn has been a staple player in Rocksteady’s Batman games. Given the shocking ending of Batman: Arkham City, it’s only fitting that Quinn gets one last shot at taking down Batman.

Check out the trailer for the Batman: Arkham City’ Game of the Year Edition below – which features our first look at the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC:

In case all that content flashed by too quickly, here’s a list of all the add-ons included in the Batman: Arkham City’ Game of the Year Edition – which should be familiar to anyone who has already purchased (or redeemed) any of the following add-ons: Catwoman Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Arkham City Skins Pack.

  • Maps: Wayne Manor, Main Hall, Freight Train, Black Mask, The Joker’s Carnival, Iceberg Long, and Batcave
  • Playable Characters: Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing
  • Skins: 1970s Batsuit, Year One Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Earth One Batman, Batman Beyond Batman, Animated Batman, Sinestro Corps Batman, Long Halloween Catwoman, Animated Catwoman, Animated Robin, Red Robin and Animated Nightwing

The Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC Pack is also included in the GOTY Edition free of charge – but, for returning Arkham City players, can also be purchased via the PSN and XBLA as a stand-alone download on May 29th.

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According to the press release from Warner Bros. Interactive:

The Harley Quinn’s Revenge mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Gamers must utilize each of the characters’ unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley’s vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs.

While details on the content pack are still slim, it sounds as if Quinn might finally manage to pull one over on Batman – requiring Robin to save the day. Of course, considering the aftermath of Arkham City, it’s certainly possible that add-on will actually see Batman in a desperate attempt to save his loved ones from Quinn’s thirst for revenge.

We’ll certainly know more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, now is as good a time as ever to head back to Arkham City and polish-off the remaining Riddler trophies you’ve been avoiding.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for further updates on Batman: Arkham City as well as other movie, TV, and gaming news.

The Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition and Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC are set for release May 29th on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

TAGS: Batman, Batman Arkham City, PC, PS3, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

  • Nerd

    She was introduced on the animated series, not the comics.

    • http://gamerant.com/author/dyce/ Andrew Dyce

      Haha I give you credit for the name, sir. This is most definitely a nerd alert. *hat tip*

    • http://gamerant.com/author/benk Ben Kendrick

      Thanks Nerd! I’ve updated the article accordingly.

  • Gallifreyanjedi

    Playing as Batman & Robin in STORY CONTENT?
    Me Gusta. >83

  • Claire

    I’d rather play as Harley herself in a DLC. Tons of alternate Batman costumes doesn’t add more fun to anything >_>

    • Red

      Second this thought.

      • Nighthawk

        i agree. I hope we will be able to play as her. I dont need anymore skins.

  • http://screenrant.com The Avenger

    Even though I bought the Arkham City Collector’s Edition, there are a lot of those DLC’s that I don’t have yet (Robin, Nightwing, some of the challenge maps, and the Harley Quin DLC), but to buy them all separately is going to be too expensive (and there’s no use buying the GOTY version if you already own a copy of the game).
    Why couldn’t they just have released all the DLC’s (and included them in the collectors edition version) when the game came out?
    I can’t believe you have to spend so much money to get the most out of a game that was initially, already kinda expensive.

    • ATG

      Living proof that people will complain about DLC whether it be “Day One” or post-release.

      I recommend buying a piece of DLC weekly or per pay check to avoid dropping large sums up front.

      • http://www.screenrant.com TheAvenger

        My point is that they should have included the DLC’s in the collector’s edition of the game.
        Because basically, it was a rip off: If you bought the game for $60 with no DLC’s, and now they’ll be releasing the game WITH the DLC’s included for (most likely) the same price.

        Maybe you have the cash, but not everyone can afford to buy new DLC’s every few weeks (especially at the prices they’re charging).

        For once I’d just like to buy a game that has everything included (where you don’t have to keep buying extras to have the full experience)

        • Matt

          Actually, if you bought the game for $60, you got the Robin and Catwoman DLC. I did.

          • http://screenrant.com The Avenger

            I got the Catwoman DLC as well (but that wasn’t supposed to be considered as a “bonus” anyway).
            Personally, I bought the collector’s edition (assuming it would include the “whole experience” – too bad it didn’t lol ;)).
            The price I mentioned was just an example though… I don’t live in the US so I don’t even know what games over there go for (I just took the price of the basic version of Batman:AC in my country and made the currency conversion – which equaled $60).

            My point is still the same: if you bought the game for x amount of money, and then they release a newer version with more stuff for the same amount of money… then you got ripped off.
            And I don’t like getting ripped off, is all.
            Hell, I loved the game… so I’m not gonna stay mad, but I don’t think I’ll be spending more money on DLCs when I can already buy a new game for the same price as all the DLCs.

          • Matt

            New games in the US cost $60. Yes, I agree, that sucks how buying the game early is kind of a ripoff. But when you buy new games, you should know that they’re probably going to release DLC that may or may not be included in special/goty edition.

  • Matt

    The GOTY Edition cover looks awful. It’s way too cluttered with words. A lot of that stuff could’ve gone on the back.

  • Roshan

    How did you know that I still had riddler trophies that I’ve been avoiding…?

  • Spider-Abu

    OH Damn! Harley is Emo! 😀

  • Ken J

    Awww, I thought she was so cute as a blonde…

    Any word on if you already have the game if there’s a way to get all of the DLC packs for a low price? Kind of unfair to those of us who were devoted fans of the first game and preordered the game…

  • The Illusive Ginger

    Might be a dumb question but, how much will the game of the year edition cost? If it cost $60 and comes with all DLC I will probably get this game finally. I have heard very good things about it, the only reason that I haven’t bought it yet is because I’m worried that if I haven’t played Arkham Asylum I won’t understand the story. Is this true? Should I get AA and then AC? Or will I be fine just getting AC?

    • Spider-Abu

      LOL absolutely NO reason for you NOT to play AA first…look I can’t really answer that Q, but what I can say is that AA right now is quite cheap and it’s REALLY worth playing as..hell the game holds its ground compared to many games out right now still, and that too had its own Game of the Year Edition because of how critically acclaimed it was. I say go play the first one anyway, and then get this afterward, cause basically it’s like having greatness and then having greatness x2 right after! 😀

    • Matt

      You should definitely get AA before AC. You need the story.

      • http://www.screenrant.com TheAvenger

        Not true…
        While I have played AA at a friend’s house, I never did an entire play-through, yet I still understood AC completely… there’s more than enough info in the character bios and Arkham Stories to get up to speed.

        • http://www.screenrant.com TheAvenger

          That said, if I could still get my hands on a copy of AA (which I can’t), I would definitely buy it and do a play-through.

          • Matt

            There are a lot of references in AC to events that happened in AA. So AC will make more sense if you play AA first. It’s like COD Modern Warfare. I played the MW2 and MW3 without playing MW1. I could still understand the plot, but it would’ve made mroe sense if I had played MW1 first.

  • ATG

    I love this game well enough to buy any DLC they release!!

  • Bryan

    I got the Robin and Nightwing pack. So all I need to get is the Harley Quinn DLC. No reason to rebuy the game. Either way you’re going to get screwed if you bought it when it first came out. Its what the developers will do until people stop buying the games which won’t happen. I accept it and move on.

    Its a great game, and a great series. I hope that they maybe do something ina game with just Robin as he’s a really good character with great moves in the game.

    • Matt

      What about the Catwoman pack?

  • buster

    So why is EVERY other game site say this dlc will release on April 30? yes the GOTY edition comes out May 29 but the actual Harley Quinn’s Revenge dlc comes out April 30th.