Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl DLC first trailer features old-school Harley and Joker

WBIE has released the first trailer for Batgirl: A Matter of Family today, and it looks like we're going to be kicking a lot of but as her next week.


Warner Bros. has released a trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight’s upcoming piece of downloadable content that features the Batgirl, called Batgirl: A Matter of Family.

As we’ve learned from previous reveals, Batgirl: A Matter of Family has players assuming the role of Batgirl herself. The Joker has kidnapped her father, Commissioner Gordon, and is holding him hostage at Seagate Amusement Park. It’s up to Batgirl and Robin to fight against the odds to save him and avoid becoming a victim in whatever sinister plan The Joker has cooked up.

Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available first for season pass holders on July 14 and will then be available for individual sale on July 21 for $6.99.

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      July 8, 2015 12:42 PM

      Wonder if this is going to be a retelling of the Killing Joke. I mean, she is already in the chair and the tagline "avoid becoming a victim herself." is in the description.

      Calling it now.

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        July 8, 2015 12:57 PM

        Part of that is already covered in the main game.

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          July 8, 2015 8:32 PM

          Did you notice in that flashback/hallucination that the newspaper Barbara is reading has a headline boasting about Batgirl saving the commissioner? That's the story premise for her expansion pack. I thought that was a nice detail.

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            July 8, 2015 9:11 PM

            That newspaper is also in the clocktower, I think, next to her old uniform.

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      July 8, 2015 12:52 PM

      Looks good! I have faith in WB Montreal since Origins was a solid game. Just want to wait to hear how long it is. If it's another 15-20 minute romp I will probably pass.

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      July 8, 2015 1:09 PM

      I am going out on a limb here to say that Arkham Origins is my favorite story of the series for these two reasons:


      8 Assassins:

      The story setup was better presented in Origins than Knight. The graphics are still very good (especially when compared to City and Asylum), there are boss fights that are more than just retreads of Titan or Bane fights and all of them are pretty entertaining at least on some level, and the voice acting is fucking stellar for having to do without Conroy or Hamill.

      Rocksteady basically redid the plot of Arkham City in Arkham Knight (Joker poisons Batman's blood and he is dyyyyyyiing through the entire game OMG), took out any of the boss fights and replaced them with tank fights, and tightened up the graphics on level 3. Arkham Knight is a good game, but Origins (despite its many bugs) is a better Batman game in almost every way (except graphics).

      Yout thoughts?

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        July 8, 2015 1:11 PM

        So much so that I hope Warner Bros does a sequel to Origins (another younger Batman game)

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        July 8, 2015 8:04 PM

        I disagree, mainly on technical grounds. For whatever reason, the combat in Origins felt so far off that I quit playing. It's not like I haven't played Batman before - I beat Asylum and City on Hard (or whatever the mode is where you don't get Attack Indicators) but I found it hard-as-fuck to even get a Counter to time properly in Origins.

        When I encountered Killer Croc the first time, I though "the fuck - this feels sloppy." I tried it five more times on Hard before going back to Normal and still finding it off. I figured I could deal with the issues and move on. That reached a critical moment when having to fight off Bane and endless waves of fuck-heads after the Joker Hotel. I pretty much rage-quit the game at that point.

        Beyond that, I felt Origins was a half-assed prequel to Asylum. The Gadget progression felt really weird in the Batman-timeline (ie: why would he be shitting his pants for Explosive Gel in Asylum if he already had it in Origins?) I really wanted Origins to be more akin to Batman: Year One but it felt like a poor sequel to City, which is weird... being a prequel.

        Some stuff was done right, the "use Detective Mode to examine a crime scene" was novel but that... was about it.

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          July 8, 2015 8:16 PM

          Yeah, it was a little less polished in some pretty important ways, particularly in the combat - when it was all working okay it was as good as Batman ever is, but I had more frustrations in combat where I was pretty damn sure I was fighting just fine only to have counters apparently not counter, or animation priority stuff fuck with what I wanted to do.

          I still had fun with it, but it could definitely have used a few more months to bake.

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            July 8, 2015 8:22 PM

            The combat was flat-out terrible, which is unforgivable when one of the defining characteristics of the Rocksteady-produced games is the tight combat.

            It'd be like having a third-party Tony Hawk game come out under the name Tony Hawk: Origins and it has shitty controls. But let's not talk about Tony Hawk: Ride. Ever.

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        July 8, 2015 8:14 PM

        Disagree that Origins is better, but it's a solid game in its own right, and Freeze's origin DLC was great.

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        July 8, 2015 8:26 PM

        I haven't found any of the games after Asylum to be as satisfying or enjoyable.

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        July 8, 2015 8:40 PM

        No. Origins is nowhere near as bad as the most dramatic of Internet pundits make it out to be, but it is the weakest link in the Arkham chain. The story starts off great, but quickly sinks to "Joker is the main villain! SURPRISE!" levels. It also suffers from numerous mechanical problems. Namely, the freeflow combat is stiff and inaccurate, and for reasons I cannot begin to comprehend, WB Montreal removed a ton of grapple points; I can't doubt the number of times I was gliding along, losing altitude and in need of a boost, only to not find any even though I was well within range of ledges and mashing on the grapple button. Batman flew face first into many, many snow-covered walls.

        I enjoyed Origins enough that I'd be fine with WB Montreal picking up the mantle of the bat, so to speak, but they would go into a new Arkham game with a strike against them rather than a point in their favor.

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      July 8, 2015 8:38 PM

      Wow awesome, can't wait to play that.

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