Batman: Arkham Knight to include Batgirl DLC pack as part of its Season Pass

More details have been revealed about what will be included in the Season Pass for the super-hero open world action game Batman: Arkham Knight. One of them will be a DLC single player expansion where Batgirl will be a playable character.

Earlier in the week, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive announced that the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight would be priced at $39.99 for six months worth of post-release DLC content. However, the publisher only gave a very general overview of what would be included at that time. This weekend, the game's Facebook page offered up more details about some, but not all, of the DLC content.

  • 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.

Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled to be released on on June 23 for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 from developer Rocksteady.

Source: Batman: Arkham Knight Facebook page

  • Batman
    I am waiting for Batkid.
    Then I'll buy this game
  • Looks like the extortionate price for the dlc may actually be worth it...
  • Well. We played as Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, Slade, Joker. Why not Batgirl too?
  • She's hot.
  • And has abnormaly large thighs. Which makes her even hotter.
  • And a nice tight arse.
  • Sure am glad that we've become mature enough as gamers to welcome women as equals.
  • Don't even get me started. Women are supposed to be like that. And it's not a bad thing. It's just a mere adoration of appearance. It's human. You can't deny it.
  • Supposed to be what? I'm just pointing out that I'm glad we're finally getting female playable characters.
  • Nevermind. I got you wrong. And they are supposed to be hot and attractive.
  • They're supposed to be hot and only for male consumption is what he's saying. It's this attitude, sadly, that prevents women from being allowed to be anything other than attractive. It's this attitude that also, unfortunately, reinforces the idea that women are not human beings who have thoughts, dreams, opinions and desires of their own. According to this guy, women are allowed to exist in his space only if they take up as little room as possible and only if they are attractive and adhere to his standard of beauty.
  • Women are only attractive in games for men? How heteronormative of you. Let me to tell my sister she can't find women in games attractive.
  • It was. That's because AAA gaming is still very much a heteronormative experience. That's not to say that LGTBQI women aren't allowed to enjoy the women they find in these games sexy, but it's also a little disingenuous to suggest that women characters in games are designed first with gay/bi women in mind. I'd also argue that what gay women and straight men find attractive is completely subjective. Besides, that has nothing to do with my original point and is a completely separate discussion. The comments made by AlastairUNSC that I took issue with were adhering specifically to the notion that women must be attractive at all times because beauty is somehow inherently exclusive to women. I interpreted his comments as 'women want to be hot, men want to fuck hot women'. That that is somehow normal and indicative of all people across genders is rather insulting and very much heterosexist. It just sadly reminds me that for a lot of people a woman's worth is tied directly to her looks, not who she is as a person. /2
  • That's utter gibberish mate. I never meant to say any of those. Making assumptions about the meaning of my comment and bashing on me is rather very unclassed and indecent of you. It was only a misapprehension of the original comment by several_potatoes. You do not have to drop your hypocritical views on me based on a misapprehension.
  • I don't think I misapprehended anything you said and I certainly don't agree that I was bashing you. There is a difference between criticism and bullying. What I did was criticise your ideas, not attack you as a person. Correct me if I'm wrong but you stated 'women are supposed to be hot and attractive'. I questioned the 'for who' part of your statement because there are (believe it or not) people who do not find women attractive and who cannot participate in that experience. What about the women who play games? Are they supposed to find the women who you deem sexy attractive too? What makes you think women enjoy seeing their gender constantly sexualised or designed in such a way that's offensive to them time and time again? What's troubling is your complete lack of insight. Not recognising that women have sexual agency too, and to expect that they constantly adhere to unachievable standards of beauty, and to have that reinforced ad nauseam in the media we consume is a problem. You're free to find women attractive. It IS normal and it is human but only if your sexual orientation permits. I don't really have much else to say on the matter to be honest without getting deeper into the more problematic ideas surrounding gender. My intent wasn't to attack, but to discuss. I apologise if you felt that I insinuated you in any way.
  • You guys should shut the fuck up because it's not wrong to find women attractive. And they are really in games to attract a male audience(not saying it's the only thing). I personally, and many of my friends, love girls in games who are hott and really display a great personality(obviously we don't actually love them, but it's a great selling point). It's not like video game designers are saying they are just objects in real life, because a lot of designers are women, and people who aren't stuck in the stone age treat every race, sex, ethnicity, etc, equally.
  • They must have high hopes for their racing engine... I would never equate the desire to race on a track with an Arkham game, no matter how awesome it was...
  • Bewbs
  • £40 for a season pass is too much. I will wait for GOTY
  • Does anyone know if the season pass is included with the limited batmobile edition?
  • Nope!
  • This series has weird camera angles during gameplay. Camera totally rotates around the character They should be cinematic like ninja gaiden or metal gear. American devs are not good with this style.
  • Where is the best place to pre order this game for xbox one? It's in Game for £47..
  • £44 on amazon. But it'll probably not come on release day unless you pay extra for First Class Delivery which I think is £2.07...
  • The Batmobile skins and tracks sound awesome! A 1966 theme and 1989 theme are at the top of my wish list.
  • If they have a Batman Beyond-themed set, I'd really hope for an actual separate playable character and not just a skin, since Beyond has a completely different set of tools than the regular Wayne Batman.
  • Have to admit: She looks pretty freaking badass! While I do also appreciate an attractive woman or two, I'm surprised at how under sexualised this artwork is. The pose, leg positioning and hair are all very unusual, in the sense that most artwork that feature prominent women characters are usually drawn sexy for the male gaze first, strong and unabashedly heroic second. If you swapped out Batgirl for Batman or Robin in a pose like this it would work just as affectively in my opinion.
  • I wanna marry her
  • This better be heading at 2000 Gamerscore.
  • That helmet or whatever it is, is too big because of all the hair.
  • H00t!