Batman: Arkham Knight fans won’t have to wait long for the DLC featuring Batgirl. Warner Bros. Interactive announced the release date for “Batgirl: A Matter of Family” on Friday, and it’s just a week and half away for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Batgirl DLC will be released on July 14 and is included as part of the Season Pass, which costs $39.99. “A Matter of Family” will also be sold separately for $6.99, but it won’t be released this way until the following week on July 21.
“A Matter of Family” was developed by WB Games Montreal and not Rocksteady Studios, which currently has its hands full trying to get the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight working. WB Games Montreal is the same studio that worked on Batman: Arkham Origins, so they are already versed with working in the franchise’s universe.
“A Matter of Family” is a prequel of sorts. It is set prior to the events of the first game in the series, Arkham Asylum.
“This exciting story add-on features an all-new location with multiple missions, side quests and secrets; a new hacking feature to progress through the world and solve puzzles; and Dual Play functionality with Robin for dynamic take-down maneuvers,” the press release for the Arkham Knight add-on featuring Batgirl reads.
There are no details on the length of the Batgirl DLC, but the fact that it has side quests is promising.
The remaining DLC for Arkham Knight is being developed by Rocksteady Studios, according to the press release. Here are the details on what is coming that Warner Bros. Interactive provided previously as the justification for the cost of the Season Pass.
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 mentioned, the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has struggled to the point where it was pulled from Steam. Rocksteady Studios is working with the studio behind the PC port, Iron Galaxy Studios, to bring it back up to snuff. Details on DLC releases for the PC will come after that version of the game has been patched and working.
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