Batman: Arkham Knight races around Burton-era Gotham; teases Nightwing DLC for next month

If the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight feels a little underwhelming, perhaps these Batmobile races will make things better. (Alright, maybe not, but there does appear to be Nightwing story DLC incoming.)


There isn't much way to sugarcoat it, but the Season Pass offerings for Batman: Arkham Knight have been a little underwhelming thus far. The Batgirl story DLC felt like a mediocre offering and that was followed by the Red Hood add-on that was previously offered as a pre-order. This month's offerings will either make things better or make Bat-fans gnash their teeth even harder.

The August Season Pass offering from Rocksteady Studios will add some new Batmobile races, but they won't center around the Arkham Knight-era Gotham City. Rather, they'll be set during the era of the Tim Burton Batman films, including a race around a Batman Returns Gotham filled with penguins with rockets strapped to their backs. For extra nostalgia, the Batmobile will be decked out just as it was in the Burton movies and can even be taken for a ride in present-day Gotham... assuming you've removed all of those pesky tanks that are roaming around.

The August offerings will be rounded out by six new character skins: 90s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 70s Batman, and Original Arkham Nightwing.

For those that remain disappointed by the Season Pass content thus far, September may prove to be a better month. Warner Bros. is teasing a new story pack called GCPD Lockdown, in which Nightwing attempts to foil a Penguin break-out attempt following the events of the main Arkham Knight story.

Six new AR challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman will also be included, as will the Tumbler Batmobile from the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy and the original Arkham Asylum Batman skin.

For more on what's coming this month, check out the video below.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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