Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass.
Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include.
Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players pointed out, quite sensibly, that nobody wants to fork over that much cash without knowing what it’s for. Writing on Facebook, the publisher said the season pass content will release over the course of six months, adding “more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles” built especially for post-launch release.
- Batgirl: A Matter of Family
An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series
- The Season of Infamy
Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features.
- Gotham City Stories
Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.
- Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks
Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.
- Crimefighter Challenge Maps
Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies.
- Character Skins
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.
Rocksteady apparently wanted players to experience these content packs “even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight”. More details of each monthly content drop will be released as development of the new content ramps up.
Batman: Arkham Knight is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on June 23. The season pass will be available stand-alone or included in the Premium Edition, which is priced at $100/£88 on consoles and $80/£68 on PC.