Despite one of the rockiest PC launches in recent memories, Batman: Arkham Knight launched to pretty fantastic sales and reviews. Some gamers didn’t fall in love with the new Batmobile mechanic, but as a whole, the game’s engrossing story and airtight combat system made it another fantastic installment in the Rocksteady Batman franchise. Before all of the hype dies down, the developers plan to make some extra money on DLC packs.
The first Arkham Knight DLC packs have already been released and players have been able to explore Batgirl’s history with the exciting flashback campaign in A Matter of Family. This week’s DLC also released the 1989 skin for Batman and the Batmobile. Upcoming DLC packs will continue the trend of offering packages that combine aesthetic additions and new gameplay, but also allow players the chance to buy each piece of content a la carte.
The DLC content for September has been confirmed and includes yet another movie inspired skin for the controversial vehicle. The new skin is a tribute to the tumbler that became famous in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. In addition to the tank skin, September will also feature the arrival of new AR missions to challenge players.
Here is a breakdown of what we know so far:
- Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1 (Sept. 1): Receive 6 AR challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman. This expansive challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
- GCPD Lockdown (Later in Sept.): Set after the events of Arkham Knight, play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department in this thrilling story pack.
- 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Later in Sept.): Inspired by the 2008 movie The Dark Knight, intimidate your foes with the Tumbler Batmobile and race through two themed tracks.
- Original Arkham Batman Skin (Later in Sept.): Fight the war against Gotham City with the original Arkham Asylum Batman costume.
When a AAA game puts all the focus on the campaign, rather than jamming in a multiplayer mode, it’s important to provide plenty of content to keep players engaged for months after the initial launch. Batman: Arkham Knight had a serious budget, but with the help of game and DLC season pack sales, the company is already making a killing on the final installment in the franchise. Although there were definitely some losses thanks to the refunds issued after PC sales, the game is still a financial success overall.
We’re interested to see how many fans are still willing to spend money on the game come September, but it won’t be surprising if plenty of players use the new content as an excuse to revisit the title. Until Rocksteady officially announces what superhero property it will tackle next, fans will likely be happy to live in Gotham as long as there are new challenges to keep them busy.
What do you think of the September content? Is it enough to make you revisit the game? Let us know in the comments.
Batman: Arkham Knight is currently available for purchase on PS4 and Xbox One. Sales of the PC version have been suspended until further notice.