Developer Rocksteady Games has detailed some of the steep $40 content in Arkham Knight’s season pass- but is it worth it?
After revealing a season pass for June’s Arkham Knight, Rocksteady was met by both skepticism and outright anger from fans of the series. While season passes are all too common in modern gaming, rarely has a single-player game been so bold (or foolish) to ask $40 – 2/3rds the base price – for additional content. At the time of it’s unveiling, Rocksteady simply said that the game would feature bonus story missions, extra character skins and more challenge maps. Because of the steep price, fans have been asking for more details on what to expect from the pass. Luckily, late last night publisher Warner Bros. gave a bit more context to the high price of admission when they released the following press statement through their Facebook page:
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.
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.
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.
What do you make of Arkham Knight‘s season pass now? Does it seem to justify the cost, or is $40 just too much for additional content? As always, share your thoughts with me on Twitter.
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