Anyone who says that they wouldn’t want to spend at least a day as Batman is bald-faced liar. Bruce Wayne’s martial-arts mastery, expert sleuthing skills, and high-tech armory make him the apex of humanity. On top of all that, his brooding, yet debonair attitude basically gives the World’s Greatest Detective the edge to come out on top not only as the ultimate mortal superhero within the DC universe, but also within the medium entirely. And quite frankly, there really is no intellectual property in comic books that has a cultural influence as trenchant as the Dark Knight does, which is why so many gamers are frothing at the mouths for Batman: Arkham Knight‘s release.
For those fervent fans who own an Xbox One, good news comes today as Xbox’s Major Nelson reports that digital copies of Batman: Arkham Knight can now be pre-ordered and pre-downloaded for $60 via Xbox Live. Once paid for, the game will take up 44GB of precious hard drive space, but unfortunately, the title won’t be playable until its official release on June 23.
Even though the gamers who pre-pay still have to wait to don the Dark Knight’s cowl just like everyone else, those players who choose to opt-in on the deal will be privy to the special pre-order DLC for Harley Quinn. And should there be fanatics who want to secure additional content, they can shell out $90 for the Premium Edition, which includes the main version of Batman: Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn’s extra story mode, a Season Pass for future downloads, and an exclusive Batman Flashpoint skin.
With all of these distinct features catering to Xbox One owners, it might seem as if PlayStation 4 and PC gamers are getting the short end of the stick. On the contrary Batman fans, for both Steam and the PS4 have specials of their own. Sony’s next-gen system is offering up unique Scarecrow Nightmare Missions in addition to a Justice League 3000 skin and Classic TV Series Batman skin for pre-orders. Plus, Steam will give out a Batman Beyond skin in addition to a Dark Knight Returns skin for those who lay down their money early.
Since this is supposedly Rocksteady Studios‘ finale for the fan-lauded and critically-acclaimed Arkham series, the game developer is pulling out all the stops. Batman: Arkham Knight should tie together all the loose story threads and incorporate every aspect of gameplay from the previous entries, all while introducing tantalizing new features such as dual-play abilities with Batman’s allies, and of course, the chance to tear up Gotham City in the Batmobile.
Batman: Arkham Knight is set for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 23.
Source: Major Nelson