Last week Warner Bros. announced a £33 season pass for Batman: Arkham Knight which sparked a lot of complaints from around the Internet. Indeed, even I was annoyed, though my own fury is generated by a mash of season passes, half-assed DLC and other problems.
Following the complains Warner Bros. have decided to shed some light on what that money will get, perhaps alleviating some concerns while at the same time rather missing what part of the outrage is about: the sheer expense for content already being announced before the game is even out. People are getting tired of these practices, to put it simply.
“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.”
At least Warner Bros. are trying, though. Meanwhile Call of Duty: Black Ops III has just gotten a £35 season pass and is getting off lightly with that, despite the track record of CoD DLC being frankly very poor. Back on topic, though. The £33 season pass for Arkham Knight will net you the following, but do keep in mind this isn’t everything:
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.”