With Warner Bros. Interactive and Rocksteady Studios offering up so much tremendous content for Batman: Arkham Knight, it’s no wonder that fans and critics alike are already considering the ‘ultimate Batman simulation’ for 2015’s game of the year. Whether it’s the stellar expansion packs – the Batgirl DLC immediately comes to mind – or even the plethora of gameplay available in the standard package, such as the myriad of Riddler Challenges and Batmobile quests, Batman: Arkham Knight will surely keep gamers busy for months to come.
In addition to all of the add-ons available through online gaming marketplaces, Batman: Arkham Knight also had tons of timed retailer exclusives – for instance, the Batman Beyond gear pre-order bonus – but as previously reported, the game developers assured fans that all of the content would eventually be obtainable for each platform via the Season Pass. Now, Warner Bros. Interactive has begun to unveil some of the downloadable elements for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Season Pass holders by revealing the upcoming content for August with two new bundles that include throwback skins, with one inspired by Tim Burton’s first Batman adaptation.
As if the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack’s Michael Keaton version of the Batman suit isn’t cool enough, the caped crusader’s ride is also getting an upgrade to look identical to the one in the film, as well as two new Batmobile tracks modeled after the sequel. With that in mind, fans looking to give Batman: Arkham Knight playthroughs even more visual pizazz with fresh duds should be pleased, as the second package known as the Bat-Family Skin Pack contains a bevy of costumes. To be specific, six character skins are included, and each are from different timelines within the Dark Knight’s universe. For instance – as pictured below – the DLC contains 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman and the Original Arkham Nightwing.
On top of all the extra swag listed above, there are more details for forthcoming Season Pass updates, such as the ability to play as Batman in new story quests, which will contain narratives involving “legendary super-villains invading Gotham City.” Plus, fans should also get bonus missions for Batman: Arkham Knight‘s supporting cast. However, particulars on those are slim, so gamers should expect to hear more about them over the course of the next few weeks.
Since it seems like Arkham Knight‘s console gamers are getting the royal treatment as far as supplementary materials go, one has to wonder when or if any of these upgrades will reach the title’s problematic PC port. Nevertheless, those of us lucky enough to experience the game on next-gen systems should be thankful. At least we haven’t been given a half-hearted apology from Warner Bros., after it knew about the PC version’s nasty issues for months.
Batman: Arkham Knight is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.