As much as they are universally adored by video game and Batfans alike, Rocksteady took some flak this week when they announced that their season pass was going to run gamers $39.99. At the time, all they announced was that Batgirl was going to have some playable mission. Also released was a pretty fricking awesome pic of her that hearkens back to Gail Simone’s run.
Now, I hate season passes. For the most part they’re a scam. However, Rocksteady has released the full extent of what is coming with that $40 and it sounds almost like the equivalent of another game. Keep also in mind that season passes are notoriously slashed for Xbox Sales around holidays, so you could pick this up for probably half the price in a few months once you’re done with the game. This is ALL content I want to play and looks to be the rare season pass worth the money (looking at you Call of Duty). Here’s the full details and press release. Be the Batman on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC on June 23, 2015.
Earlier this week, we announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight. 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.
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.
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.
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.
As we fully ramp up development on the Season Pass, we will be sharing even more details on each monthly content drop. We hope you enjoy playing Batman: Arkham Knight as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.