After it was revealed earlier this week that the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass would cost £32.99 – almost the same price as for the standalone game – many fans were upset by the prospect of having to pay so much to have full access to the content available in the last of Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy, whilst simultaneously not given any full details on what the Season Pass would offer. In response, Warner Bros. has issued a statement that helpfully provides more information.
‘We’ve heard from our community that you want more information on what we’ll be delivering in the Season Pass. While we aren’t ready to unveil every aspect of the content we’ll be developing, we would like to share more detail now to give you a better sense of the scope of the Season Pass…. While the story of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy will come to a close on June 23rd, we are excited to continue telling stories and delivering more content to explore and play through in the 6 months following the game’s release. We’ll be building more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight.’
So whilst it’s not all of what’s included in the Season Pass, here is some of what to expect:
Batgirl: A Matter of Family
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. Over to the right is the first render of Batgirl, looking strikingly similar to her appearance in the Batgirl New 52 comic 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.
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.
As development on the Season Pass continues, more will be revealed about the content that will release regularly for the six months after the game’s launch.
If all this has left you excited for more Batman – and you simply cannot wait till 23rd June – then check out the “Officer Down” gameplay trailer as well as the recently released “All Who Follow You” trailer.