Batgirl: A Matter of Family is set before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, more

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 11:36 GMT

Today we get our first look at the Batgirl DLC for Arkham Knight, as well some story synopsis.

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Warner Bros. revealed the price and release date for A Matter of Family, the Batgirl-focused add-on for Arkham Knight last week.

Today we get to learn more about the DLC’s setting, story, and where it falls in the timeline of the Arkham series. Entertainment Weekly showed the first in-game screenshot for Batgirl and revealed that the add-on is set prior to the events of Arkham Asylum.

It takes place on a theme park called the Seagate Amusement Park, where Batgirl is trying to save Commissioner Gordon from the Joker. It’s built on top of an oil rig and Joker has it rigged to blow.

“We wanted to recreate the feeling of being trapped in a bizarre and unique open environment playing a game of cat and mouse with the Joker,” says Justin Vazquez, design producer of the DLC. “Our intention was that Batgirl should be less powerful than Batman, but that Batgirl plus hacking could give her opportunities do things that not even Batman can pull off.”

Batgirl: A Matter of Family is out July 14 for season pass holders, and July 21 for everyone else.

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