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Here’s what $40 gets you in the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

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Season passes. To me, they’re essentially promises of good things to come. Promises which require a ton of good faith from fans, in order to succeed. Sometimes, they’re actually worthwhile and they do add to a game. Other times, they’re perfect examples of buyer’s remorse. Batman: Arkham Knight launches with one of the most chuffing expensive season passes of all time, so here’s a look at what your cash gets you in the form of extra content.

Batgirl

Story DLC seems to be the flavour of this season pass, with players able to tackle new missions as Batman and his various allies, including Barbara Gordon AKA Batgirl. The content will roll out over six months, and according to Warner Bros Interactive includes:

  • 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.

“As we fully ramp up development on the Season Pass, we will be sharing even more details on each monthly content drop”, WB said in the original post. I’m not fully against season passes. Whether you have to have the content immediately or you can wait for a special/Game Of The Year edition, is up to you. But it is nice when a developer realises that they should actually let players know exactly what they’re dropping so much cash on in the first place.

Last Updated: May 4, 2015

59 Comments

  1. Mainstream gaming is so boring. Batgirl? PREDICTABLE! Why not the Chronicles of Alfred? Insight into the life of a butler. Butler sim, that would warrant a season pass purchase.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2015 at 09:08

      TIPEICAL PANDARRING 2 TEH FEMALES! MAN DO’NT WANTS 2PLAY BATGIRL!!11!

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      • RinceThis

        May 4, 2015 at 09:09

        SHUTZ ITZ FACE!

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 4, 2015 at 09:11

          BUT ITS’ A GIRRL! SIS! DUSSN’T EVEN HAV GUD TITS! ARTISMS WE’RE CENCORED!

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          • Captain JJ the hitched

            May 4, 2015 at 09:14

            This makes me feel funny.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 4, 2015 at 09:26

            I have that effect on people.

      • Umar

        May 4, 2015 at 09:11

        WU WANTS TO PLAY AS GURL! I WANT WHITE MALE IN MY HANDZ!

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 4, 2015 at 09:14

          BUT IT BATMAN! LOL!1 NOT BATGIRL1 THEN MUST MAKE OWNZ BATMAN GAM IF WANT TOO PLAY AS BITGIRL.

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          • RinceThis

            May 4, 2015 at 09:16

            HAHAHAHA! This made me laugh way more than it should have.

          • Umar

            May 4, 2015 at 09:18

            LOL R U ANITWA SWARKEESIEEN???!!! GO PLAY FEMENIST GAMES< LEAVE MY HOBBY ALONE YOU FEMENAAST!

    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 09:17

      Mainstream pissed me a bit off in the new Avengers movie. But it was good enough for me to let it slide…

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      • Umar

        May 4, 2015 at 09:19

        …dollar dollar bill ya’ll!

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    • Ross Woofels Mason

      May 4, 2015 at 10:49

      Dude have you seen Batman VS Robin with the court of owls? everyone is fighting magical science ninja zombies and Alfred just walks out with a shotgun and starts ending people. A game about Alfred would be amazing =p!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      May 4, 2015 at 12:51

      I’d play that!

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  2. Admiral Chief

    May 4, 2015 at 09:06

    +sets mode to [WAIT4SALE]

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    • Umar

      May 4, 2015 at 09:06

      Typical PC gamer.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 4, 2015 at 09:15

        Gonna do the same.

        “Here’s what <$60 gets you in the Batman: Arkham Knight GOTY edition"

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 4, 2015 at 09:17

        Yes, very wise of us

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        • Umar

          May 4, 2015 at 09:19

          Psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssh Stingy.

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 09:22

            I would grab it day one. But all the DLC and Season pass shit is getting tiresome

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 4, 2015 at 09:24

            batman games dont need the DLC.
            theyr wastefull gimmicks.
            theyr considered a means to increase the price tag, not add additional content.

          • Umar

            May 4, 2015 at 09:24

            CoD’s one is the worst though….But hey, that’s the industry now.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 09:25

            Can’t recall last time I bought a COD game.

          • Umar

            May 4, 2015 at 09:26

            Keep it that way 😀

          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 09:27

            No worries there. They’re still pushing the AW season pass on the PSN store :/ Bought Shovel Knight though. Can’t wait to start that.

          • Umar

            May 4, 2015 at 09:31

            Heard it’s awesome, maybe should pick it up too.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 09:32

            R196 if I remember

          • Umar

            May 4, 2015 at 09:33

            Not too bad, might do it.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 4, 2015 at 09:26

            cant blame CoD for their high prices. overpriced DLC is the trend right now.
            blame battlefield. they were charging full game price for map packs befor it was cool.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 09:28

            The obvious solution would be for people to stop supporting this practice. But it’s not gonna happen

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 4, 2015 at 09:29

            Batman isn’t a day one purchase anymore , I will see how I feel when the witcher is done and by then more then batman could be available.
            The fact that their is some story held back , is pushing me to skip it on release well for 40$ anyway.

          • Greylingad

            May 4, 2015 at 09:39

            I’m having too much fun in the Witcher 2 right now to care about anything else really, I’d love to play through 3 and see what happens then, I’m sure that by then Batman GOTY will be available anyway…

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 4, 2015 at 09:50

            I am going through my backlog , Tomb raider is the last one that needs to be wrapped up before the 19th, and if by some miracle the GTA heist team doesn’t get delayed again that might also be done by then

          • Admiral Chief

            May 4, 2015 at 09:22

            Nope, we don’t support shameless cash ins

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      May 4, 2015 at 09:20

      +sets mode to [WAIT4GOTY]

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      • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

        May 4, 2015 at 09:21

        +sets mode to [WAIT4GOTYSALE]

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 4, 2015 at 09:22

          Aye

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  3. Dutch Matrix

    May 4, 2015 at 09:08

    “…AKA Batgirl. The content will roll out…”

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  4. Matthew Holliday

    May 4, 2015 at 09:08

    40$ worth of good faith is totally unwarranted for this series.
    its not like the arkham city or arkham origins DLC was all that good.

    hats and 2 story DLCs?
    meh.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2015 at 09:17

      I didn’t play the AC story DLC, but Cold, Cold Heart from AO was not very good as a stand-alone mission. If it had been integrated into the main game it would’ve been cool. But the city felt dead compared to the main game & it was utterly linear.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 4, 2015 at 09:22

        started playing cold and was like “ooooh yeah, im feeling this new suit”
        then i got bored, really fast.
        had all this new stuff, but it was still the same. nothing interesting.

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  5. Captain JJ the hitched

    May 4, 2015 at 09:13

    I love the subtle SW branding there.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 09:15

      Keep an eye out. It’s gonna be the whole day. Also I’m glad I’m not the only one looking out for it.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2015 at 09:41

      …and what’s that behind Batman? O_O

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  6. Dutch Matrix

    May 4, 2015 at 09:14

    Is it my anxiety or does Batman look a bit retarded in that there header?

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    • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

      May 4, 2015 at 09:25

      He’s under a lot of pressure. That batarang has to make it though a small exhaust port right below the main port.

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  7. Greylingad

    May 4, 2015 at 09:16

    $40 right? so for two thirds of the price of the original game, we get DLC content that’ll roll out over 6 months… How, just How does anyone justify this? I’d then expect at least two thirds of the games’ gameplay to be added… This whole DLC thing is BS, I mean really, you could just charge $100 from scratch and give me something that is complete…AAARRGGGHHHHH!!! This makes me Angry! Coffee, I need it…

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 4, 2015 at 09:20

      2/3rds only if you’re going digital.
      got in early and bagged a preorder for R450. price has already risen to R540 now.
      so thats 100% of the original game.
      for hats and some story DLC.
      story DLC has never quite been the batman games strong point.

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      • Greylingad

        May 4, 2015 at 09:23

        Sweet Cheese on a stick! That’s exactly my point! If they’re going to release a story DLC at that price, at least make it worth while… This is really not good for the gaming industry as a whole…

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  8. RinceThis

    May 4, 2015 at 09:20

    Why don’t they just make another game and be done with it?

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    • Greylingad

      May 4, 2015 at 09:21

      Exactly! Arkham Knight 2…there’s nothing wrong with it…

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 4, 2015 at 09:28

        A whole new game would take years, only takes a few months to bang out some half-assed DLC.

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        • Greylingad

          May 4, 2015 at 09:36

          ^^ Actual quote from management meeting…

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 4, 2015 at 09:30

        screw that.
        remove the seasons pass, add “a matter of family” as regular DLC and get rid of the rest.
        the “season of infamy” is the same as that blackgate DLC from origins, which was trash.
        “Gotham city stories” should be included in the vanilla game.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2015 at 09:21

      Because The Order is set in 1886 London, not Gotham.

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      • RinceThis

        May 4, 2015 at 09:24

        Also, the Order doesn’t allow you to fly through the sky, that would mean more options…

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 09:24

      Because everyting DLC here was part of this game originally or is a shameless cash in

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  9. WitWolfy

    May 4, 2015 at 10:29

    Half the price of the game for all of that… Meh I’ll pass.

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  10. Jake Lesperance

    May 16, 2015 at 02:39

    Have had every batman game until this one. So sad. The witcher 3 has set the standard so far when it comes to dlc. Almost made me forget that expansions back in the day actually due to expand the game. And for half the price.

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