Next Batman: Arkham Knight DLC Stars Catwoman

By | 1 year ago 

Even though Batman: Arkham Knight suffered from some infamous PC port problems upon its release, Rocksteady Studio’s final entry in their triptych for the World’s Greatest Detective has gone on to become a massive success. The “ultimate Batman simulator” has consistently appeared among the highest grossing software titles each month since its availability, with it just recently maintaining its stable sales to become one of the top selling games of August 2015.

Batman: Arkham Knight‘s prosperity is due in no small part to its developers steadily updating the game with fresh content. Several weeks ago, Rocksteady Studios gave fans of the open world action title a few fun supplements with the 1989 Batmobile DLC and the Bat-Family Skin Pack, and the end of this month is set to bring about some interesting additions also, with some pleasant surprises being teased for October as well.

The September DLC released today is comprised of the Batman: Arkham Knight Tumbler Batmobile Pack including design for Batman’s tank-like vehicle that’s modeled after film director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movie trilogy – and the Original Arkham Batman Skin. Both can be obtained by players who own the Season Pass, or can be acquired à la carte, as the Tumbler Batmobile is $2 by itself, and the throwback costume for Bats is available as a free download. Next Tuesday, September 29, Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #2 becomes accessible and adds new challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman, and the Batmobile. Nightwing’s story pack GCPD Lockdown will also release for the game that day.

As seen at the end of the video above, the October DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is set to include a new story pack centered around the series’ ever-popular anti-heroine Selina Kyle, with the tale being called Catwoman’s Revenge. However, fans will have to wait for in-depth details about the narrative, for all that’s known about the plot is that it focuses on Catwoman seeking vengeance against the Riddler.

The October update will also provide players with some enjoyable new content inspired by the 1960’s Batman TV series starring Adam West, as the show’s retro Batmobile is set to be included, as well as skins designed after the costumes of Julie Newmar’s Catwoman and Burt Ward’s Robin. The only thing missing will be the classic “Biff!”, “Pow!”, and “Oof!” overlays that pop up on the screen after the bad guys get punched or hit with a Batarang.

While the Catwoman’s Revenge story pack sounds promising, it’s important to note that quite a few fans were unhappy with the developer’s last attempt with a narrative expansion, as the Batgirl DLC was disappointingly brief, for it only took an hour to complete. At any rate, after a lot of people expressed their displeasure with what the Batgirl content had to offer, hopefully Rocksteady Studios will step their game up and deliver a more fulfilling experience with Catwoman as the protagonist.

Batman: Arkham Knight is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with its PC port set to go back on sale once more any day now.

Source: Batman Arkham (via IGN)