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Looks like Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a Game Of The Year edition

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Looks like the predictions of our forums were staggeringly on point, because of course this was going to happen. Batman: Arkham Knight, the best Batman game with a pretty good story outside of Batman: Arkham Origins had a lot of DLC that was thrown on top of the game as part of a season pass of content. No seriously, I mean a lot.

As with any game these days that does such post-launch content, it’s all being bundled together in one big collection and resold through stores, as Dualshockers discovered this listing on Amazon Germany for an ultimate edition of the ultimate Batman simulator that is due for release in July. Warner Bros. has yet to officially announce a GOTY edition of Arkham Knight, but I’ll eat my own rubber cowl if this turns out to be a ruse.

Just as a reminder, here’s a list of all the DLC that was available as part of the initial season pass:

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  • Arkham Episodes, six extra DLC levels that were focused on other Batman characters
  • Batmobile skins
  • Batmobile tracks
  • Crime fighter challenge maps
  • Season of infamy, the only DLC episode of the lot that felt worthwhile
  • Community challenge maps, AKA the apology content for that troubled PC launch
  • Alternate Batman skins: 23 for Batman alone but the only one you need is the 1989 Batman skin because awesome, plus several more for other characters in the Bat-family

So a pretty decent amount of bundled in content then, for the patient. As far as Batman games go, Arkham Knight is peak dark knight simulator for me. It works on two of my favourite game ideas: escalation and a power fantasy as this Batman takes everything he gained in the rest of the Arkham series and turns the volume up to 11 on fighting crime by punching it into submission. Plus, the Batmobile was fantastic, organically linked to the Batman and Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham Origins may have my favourite story to experience in the entire series, but Arkham Knight will always be my favourite game to play featuring Batman. And it’s one hell of a swan song for the Rocksteady-built franchise. If you played it on console that is.

…WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?

Last Updated: May 30, 2016

15 Comments

  1. Finally! My patience pays off. (But of course they’re gonna charge full price again.)

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    • AfricanTime

      May 30, 2016 at 08:34

      indeed, but what is full price these days?

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      • Dutch Matrix

        May 30, 2016 at 08:39

        Hunderd and elventee thirty six five hundred and twelve

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 30, 2016 at 09:33

      Yea, devs think they can slap a new label on a game and call it new.

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    • Mabenito

      May 30, 2016 at 11:22

      Decided not to buy new games any longer. I wait. I feel good later.

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  2. Dutch Matrix

    May 30, 2016 at 08:36

    Of course it is.

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 30, 2016 at 08:37

    “Community challenge maps, AKA the apology content for that troubled PC launch” XD

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    • Mistake Not...

      May 30, 2016 at 08:41

      “Screw PC. We gave them the challenge maps. They don’t need a GOTY edition.”

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    May 30, 2016 at 08:44

    Oh that’s…*writes letter to dev so they don’t release it so I can watch Darryn eat his batcowl*… cool 🙂

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  5. Kromas GG

    May 30, 2016 at 09:12

    I see a lack of a PC version. I guess they pre-emptively decided that the bug fixing would be too much effort.

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  6. Captain JJ bound

    May 30, 2016 at 09:32

    PC – Arkham Knight – Game of the NO THANKS

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  7. Snowlock2.0

    May 30, 2016 at 10:39

    What no PC version?

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  8. Avithar

    May 30, 2016 at 11:00

    I will continue saying it…. The limited edition should of included season pass and all DLC

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  9. Brian

    May 30, 2016 at 15:22

    Game of the Year Edition? So, did anyone actually give this a GOTY? Why not just go with “Ultimate Edition”?

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  10. Jonah Cash

    May 30, 2016 at 16:30

    Good then the original will finally be at a price point where I will feel comfortable picking it up.

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