Just when you thought there was too much to do in Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady announced today that the first batch of DLC is already headed our way like a glide kick out of nowhere. The first content to roll out onto the PS4 and Xbox One will be Batgirl: A Matter of Family, a prequel set before the occurrences of Arkham Asylum. For the first time, you will be thrust into the role of Batgirl in a new location with new missions, new hacking gameplay mechanic, and will occasionally kick butt with Robin.
You can get your hands on this July 21 for the price of $6.99. Season pass holders will be happy to hear that they will have access a week earlier, July 14. Nice incentive to nab the $40 pass. This is part of their 6 month initiative to periodically release new content. Check out the plans going forward, grabbed straight out of the official Batman: Arkham Knight Facebook:
- 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 – check out the first render of Batgirl.
- 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.
There’s no way of judging the quality of the upcoming DLC but it looks like there’s a lot headed our way. For what it’s worth, Batgirl: A Matter of Family is developed by WB Games Montreal, creators of Batman: Arkham Origins.
PC owners are still left out in the cold, unfortunately, as Rocksteady and WB continue to work on the mess of a port that keyboard and mouse gamers had to deal with. It’s a shame that such a fantastic game is now marred because no one thought it would be smart to delay the game; it’s even worse now that reports are leaking out that the well-renowned publisher knew about the state of the port. Like our very own friendly neighborhood game editor, Malik Forté, said in the most recent Nerdist Play, just push back the release for as long as it needs. It may become frustrating to have to wait longer, but selling a broken game is not the business. I’m sure PC owners will get their hands on these additions once the game is actually playable on said platform.
As for the console gamers, how excited are you for this DLC batch? It’s going to be sweet to run around as Batgirl. Make sure to check out our review of the latest adventure of the caped crusader and let us know what you think about these additions in the comments section below.