Despite Batman: Arkham Knight‘s various PC port problems after launch, the game has gone on to massive success, both financially and critically. For instance, Rocksteady Studios‘ final chapter in their triptych centered around the World’s Greatest Detective was the best selling title in June, and went on to remain one of the top selling games in July, right behind LEGO Jurassic World. Due to the “ultimate Batman simulator’s” engrossing story, top-notch graphics, as well as its smooth gameplay mechanics and controls, almost every review for the release has been positive.
While Batman: Arkham Knight‘s base game is already chock-full of action for fans of the series, the developers have remained hard at work attempting to inject longevity into the adventure title with add-ons such as the Batgirl: A Matter of the Family story expansion, in addition to the highly anticipated 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack and the Bat-Family Skin Pack. Fans will be excited to know that the latter two DLC bundles are officially available today for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners who have laid down their hard-earned money for the Season Pass.
Although those who have purchased the Season Pass will get the material first, Warner Bros. Interactive also assures folks that pieces of the content can also be obtained on a pick-and-choose basis for $1.99 apiece. Of course, the only way to do so is if gamers have a solid internet connection and can access the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
As previously reported, the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack and the Bat-Family Skin Pack will obtain a slew of new components. For starters, not only will the Batmobile Pack allow fans to drive Tim Burton’s version of the Dark Knight’s vehicle from the films, but it also will offer up a variant model of Batman’s costume based on Michael Keaton’s iteration of the Caped Crusader, as well as two new racetracks inspired by the worlds inhabited by Jack Nicholson’s Joker and Danny DeVito’s Penguin from the movies. Also, since everyone likes a challenge, should players destroy all of the Arkham Knight’s drone tanks in the campaign, the 1989 Batmobile will be driveable on the streets of Gotham City.
Should fans wish to add a fresh coat of paint to the game’s other characters for even more novel exploits, the Bat-Family Skin Pack includes 6 alternate outfits from different timelines in Batman’s history, including 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman, and the Original Arkham Nightwing. However, should August’s bevy of items for Batman: Arkham Knight not be satisfying enough, the developers are promising a ton of new stuff for September, comprised of:
• Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1 (Sept. 1): 6 AR challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman, allowing for focused training in Freeflow Combat and the Invisible Predator mode.
• GCPD Lockdown (Later in Sept.): A story expansion set after the events of Arkham Knight, letting fans play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department.
• 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Later in Sept.): Inspired by Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight films, the Tumbler Batmobile is included, and two new race tracks.
• Original Arkham Batman Skin (Later in Sept.): Batman’s garb from the very first game in the series, Arkham Asylum, is included in this download.
With tons of new trials and gear to look forward to, fans of Batman: Arkham Knight ought to be downright thrilled to know that they’ll be able to dive into the game for months to come and have a completely original experience each time. Plus, once people suit Bruce Wayne and company up in their pristine duds, players can utilize the game’s recently-added photo mode to show off how fly their squad is when they stunt.
Batman: Arkham Knight is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the game’s PC version is still unobtainable through major retailers due to problems such as freezing, bugs, and glitches, but an “interim patch” is reported as being available for the PC port later this month.