Batman: Arkham Knight season pass offers 1989 film-inspired DLC and more in August

Warner Bros. has detailed some of Batman: Arkham Knight's upcoming downloadable content, which includes new skins for multiple characters, the Batmobile, and more.

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Today marks the release of Batman: Arkham Knight’s first piece of downloadable content, titled Batgirl: A Matter of Family, that is, unless you’re playing the game on PC. But today, Warner Bros. has revealed additional DLC we can expect to be available next month.

Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass owners will be able to glide around Gotham City donning 1989’s Batman suit and diving into 1989’s Batmobile, both from the original 1989 Batman film. The 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack not only includes these two skins, but also two tracks inspired by the film’s sequel, Batman Returns.

The second piece of DLC is called the Bat-family Skins Pack. This pack includes six character skins based on alternate timelines. This includes 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman, and the Original Arkham Nightwing.

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      July 14, 2015 8:07 AM

      My favorite batmobile!

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      July 14, 2015 8:14 AM

      Holy shit that 89 batmobile and suit. Fuck yes!

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      July 14, 2015 9:01 AM

      any idea whether we can buy this content separately? i didn't really want the season pass because i have no interest in skins, AR challenges and time trials but am interested in any story DLC.

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        July 14, 2015 9:04 AM

        I believe you can buy any piece of content separately. There are several skins available right now, some individually, and some in a pack.

        I'd think about picking up the season pass, though. There are several story packs due out; between those, the skins, and extra maps, $40 is a great price, and may end up saving you a few bucks depending on which pieces of content you want to cherry pick.

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          July 14, 2015 9:31 AM

          we don't really know what is coming though for certain and i probably won't pay for the story stuff individually if it's as short as the harley DLC was.

          i don't see the value in superficial skins. yeah they look cool but i'd rather play it as the developer intended the suit to look through the story. like i said, no interest in AR challenges or "extra maps" or tracks. the race tracks are the #1 worst thing about the game for me. i can see that people might like that but paying $40 for potentially "several" story packs of who knows what length?

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          July 14, 2015 9:36 AM

          someone below said the story pack was 7 bucks. i just found this at IGN:

          Batgirl: A Matter of Family - A prequel story expansion allowing players to take on the role of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, before the events that led her to be confined to a wheelchair as Oracle.

          The Season of Infamy - New story missions that have you play as Batman to take on new super-villains that attempt ot invade Gotham, complete with new story arcs and gameplay features.

          Gotham City Stories - Narrative missions that allow you to play as Batman's allies, extending their stories both before and after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight


          http://ca.ign.com/wikis/batman-arkham-knight/DLC_and_Expansions

          If they're all 7 bucks then i come out ahead with picking and choosing

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            July 14, 2015 4:34 PM

            That batgirl DLC is supposed to take an hour to complete and not be very good. It does not bode well for the rest.

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              July 14, 2015 4:39 PM

              Well for 7 bucks, what can you ask for? 21 bucks maybe for maybe 3 hours of content?

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        July 14, 2015 9:11 AM

        Yes, you can buy the season pass content piecemeal, but they make you wait a week. The Batgirl DLC that came out today for season pass owners will be available for everyone else next week for $7.

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          July 14, 2015 9:40 AM

          cool, i still need to beat the game but i'll eat this story content up as long as it's not just 10 minutes of gameplay. although i really want to play as red hood even though that's probably harley quinn length

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        July 14, 2015 9:21 AM

        Yea, I honestly think the season pass is worth it. Normally I don't agree with them but they seem to be adding alot of content, and if you enjoy the game as much as I do then I think you should just bite the bullet on this one.

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      July 14, 2015 9:05 AM

      The skins look great, especially 1989 (Michael Keaton) Batman. I really hope Rocksteady plans to release a Batman Begins/The Dark Knight suit and Batmobile. I haven't gotten my Arkham fix yet, so I'm replaying Arkham City on PC, and rocking the Dark Knight Bat-suit.

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      July 14, 2015 9:06 AM

      The 89 batmobile is still my favorite one

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        July 14, 2015 6:26 PM

        That's why I couldn't help myself when I bought one of these:

        http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/07/Hot-Toys-1989-Batman-Batmobile-2.jpg

        I still have no place to put it, so it lives in its box in the basement, for now.

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          July 14, 2015 7:41 PM

          holy shit that's huge! and expensive :( i looked it up

          man you gotta find a place to display that!

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            July 14, 2015 7:44 PM

            Yeah, it was probably one of my more stupid purchases, but I love the thing nonetheless. I absolutely adored the 1989 Batman movie. I went opening night and it was one of those defining moments of my youth. I think I was 12 years old or something, went with a friend of mine, and we went on our own. We spent weeks wondering if we would get tickets or not at our local theatre (we did). I was huge into the comics that year, too and wore a Batman T-Shirt to school as often as I could. So when I saw Hot Toys make this monstrosity, it was a no-brainer. I ended up collecting some other Hot Toys figures, but the 1989 ones are the only ones I expect I will keep for the long term.

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              July 14, 2015 8:05 PM

              i was 7 in '89 and went opening weekend. i don't remember if it was opening day, but it was the first time i ever saw a line for a movie go out the door and down the sidewalk. the hype was so insane for that movie. kids at school were getting the bat symbol shaved into their hair. that batmobile is still my favorite too. i found a different model that runs for $2500 and had a bunch of moving parts if that makes you feel better about dropping the money on yours lol

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                July 14, 2015 8:12 PM

                Yeah, I saw that years ago and thought that was just too nuts. It didn't look as good as the Hot Toys Batmobile, either.

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                July 14, 2015 8:16 PM

                Yeah, I was 10, and had to see it on Saturday because Friday was sold out. First time I had ever seen a movie sold out in our podunk town.

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      July 14, 2015 9:28 AM

      Will the game be playable on PC in August?

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      July 14, 2015 9:40 AM

      Thats awesome

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      July 14, 2015 10:40 AM

      That is some excellent DLC.

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      July 14, 2015 10:47 AM

      Give me my 90s animated series Batman!

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      July 14, 2015 11:23 AM

      You know what? All I can do is shrug. Go on and additionally reward them with a large advance payment for skin microtransactions.

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      July 14, 2015 11:40 AM

      Damn, campy 1960s Batman is ready to beat someone the fuck up.

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        July 14, 2015 12:35 PM

        Yeah, the model and the skin don't really match.

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      July 14, 2015 2:37 PM

      If Batman can turn his head in the '89 suit then my immersion will be ruined.

      How will the '89 batmobile handle all of the various transformations/abilities the Arkham one has?

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        July 14, 2015 3:01 PM

        maybe they're only available in the 89 batman inspired race tracks

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        July 14, 2015 3:13 PM

        they'd also have to rerender all the cutscenes involving the batmobile if it's usable in the main story

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      July 14, 2015 4:39 PM

      YEAH GREAT NOW ABOUT THAT PC PATCH

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        July 14, 2015 4:44 PM

        Maybe if we all buy DLC it will show them how much we support the game and the patch will come out sooner.

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      July 15, 2015 5:46 AM

      So $40 bucks buys skins and lame DLC?
      Hmmm. nah im good. Plus anything to do with racing in this game is a negative.