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GAME, GameStation get dibs on Arkham City Robin Pack

Thursday, 1st September 2011 14:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Warner’s announced that GAME and GameStation will exclusively have the Robin Pack for those who pre-order Batman: Arkham City. Robin will be a fully playable character in the challenge mode in the game with all maps, plus two additional maps included in the Robin Pack – Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape – and will also come with a Red Robin character skin.

Arkham City launches on October 21 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

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  1. RandomTiger

    Does this kind of stuff always stay exclusive or does it eventually roll out as paid DLC?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. FuriousMachine

    Not really sure, think it varies according to the “importance” of the DLC. I may be wrong, but I don’t think the exclusive items offered in Dragon Age II has been rolled out to everyone (yet… may still come, of course).

    Anyway, of all the things that are happening with DLC these days, this is the one that pisses me off the most. Content exclusivity by retailer should STOP, as retailers and offers varies in different parts of the world and it’s sometimes difficult to find the one you want (occasionally even impossible).

    Content exclusivity by platform I can sort of live with (but not a big fan there either) because that is an easy choice to make (pretty much) regardless of where you live in the world

    #2 3 years ago
  3. KAP

    @1

    What do you think mate?

    If theres money in making something exclusive like this or Skyrim DLC exclusive to 360 for a month or the same for COD maps etc then deals like these will always be.

    We are talking in the millions.

    Its a price to pay to plasta your company name on to the hottest product at that time, its quite shameless really but hey, would i do it… hell ya!

    So the answer to your question is every DLC that has a timed exclusive tied to it is ALWAYS available to the masses… eventually.

    The question really though, is when?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Kabby

    They’re Robin us blind I tells ya!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. locus2k1

    So they Get Robin pack, Tesco’s get the 4 hour gameplay of Joker DLC… Stores benefit for more sales, we lose out on day one content unless we’re willing to buy it from ever retailer out there.

    fingers crossed it will eventually become DLC.

    A better example of handling DLC (IMO) was Rockstar with LA Noire. OK so exclusive Items were all over the shop, but you could buy it all for 800 points/ £7.99 which then also unlocked future DLC releases. Would be cool if we saw more releases like this :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. drewbles82

    This sorta thing puts a lot of people off buying. You wanna increase sales for your company but your actually putting them off.
    We have a choice of Tesco Joker content or Gamestation Robin.

    What about the people who want both, they arent gonna buy 2 copies.

    As far as I’m aware these all eventually come to DLC or GOTYE so think its better to wait.

    When xbox started with DLC, most of that stuff was actually made after the game had been released. Now they all seem to make DLC for a game which would prob fit on the disc and be ready for launch months before the game has hit the shops.

    I always wait now for GOTYE or complete edition, you save so much money.
    I got Homefront today with all its DLC for £4.97 brand new. Might now be a great game but for that price, i don’t care.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. KAP

    Can you say GOTY edition in the future with all the included?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @5 and 7 Your cynicism is quite funny and ironic in this instance.

    The pre-order challenge maps for the original Arkham Asylum went up on Xbox Live a few months after the game was released… for free.

    Warner Bros. are one of the few developers in the industry right now who don’t constantly dilute the content in their games into meagre samples just so they can sell half of it off as overpriced DLC later on.

    These pre-order incentives will probably be DLC at some point, but based on Warner Bros. Interactive’s previous games, they’ll probably be fairly modestly priced.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. locus2k1

    @8 really? I did not know this about Batman:AA, I’ll retract what I was saying about them then :D

    #9 3 years ago