After several months of hyping up the first story expansion for Batman: Arkham Origins, titled Cold, Cold Heart, Warner Bros. Montreal is finally ready to unleash their DLC on the masses. Cold, Cold Heart has officially made its way to all platforms, except for the Wii U, and Warner has also issued a new story trailer to celebrate.
For those that may not be familiar, Cold, Cold Heart tells the origin story of Victor Fries (a.k.a. Mr. Freeze) and how he came to reside in Gotham City. As the trailer shows, Fries’ quest involves capturing Ferris Boyle, CEO of GothCorp and the man responsible for Fries’ current state.
Unfortunately for Mr. Freeze, there is a puckish rogue in the form of Batman roaming the streets of Gotham, and he’s sporting a brand new XE (Extreme Environment) suit to boot. The XE suit not only gives Batman a significant advantage when facing Mr. Freeze, but it also includes a few new bat-gadgets like the thermocharged batarangs and the thermal gloves â€“ perfect for taking out most of Freeze’s icy obstacles.
In addition to the new XE Suit and an entirely new storyline, Cold, Cold Heart also adds two new areas to Batman: Arkham Origins â€“ the Wayne Manor and GothCorp. While gamers have had plenty of time to get acquainted with the Batcave throughout the entire Arkham franchise, this will be their first time to walk the halls of Wayne Manor. That being said, we suspect that, with Freeze roaming around, this iteration of Wayne Manor won’t be without its sub zero quirks.
All told, Cold, Cold Heart appears to be a robust DLC offering, packing new environments, gadgets, enemies, and “hours of content.” Arkham Origins may not have been up to snuff when compared to Rocksteady‘s Batman games, there was one thing the game got absolutely right: the origin story. Here’s hoping Warner Bros. Montreal can achieve a similar feat with a different villain.
Are you excited for the Cold, Cold Heart DLC? What do you hope to see in the Arkham Origins expansion?
Batman: Arkham Origins‘ Cold, Cold Heart DLC is available now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.