After controversy regarding some pre-order incentives for "Batman: Arkham Knight," it seems that Warner Bros. has decided to address some fan complaints. The publisher announced that all the pre-order downloadable content (DLC) will be available for those who purchase a $40 season pass.
The pre-order DLC won’t be available immediately, as the publisher has to wait for the early access period to expire. The announcement was made on the official WB Games Community Page, where community administrator Yorik dished out details for the availability of the pre-order DLC.
Throughout the six months of additional "Arham Knight" content, Premium owners and those who purchased the "Arkham Knight" season pass will be able to gain access to the pre-order DLC after the expiration date. This can be considered good news after the cancellation of the $200 Batmobile edition of the game, which was announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. According to GameSpot, the decision was made to cancel the highly anticipated special edition due to “unforeseen circumstances” that most likely had to do with the transforming of a Batmobile statue.
Pre-order DLC for the game includes a Harley Quinn story pack and a Red Hood story pack. Each pack contains an expansion of the game’s story through the eyes of Harley Quinn and the Red Hood -- aka Jason Todd, formerly the second Robin who served under Batman prior to his death at the hands of the Joker. Both characters currently have new ongoing comics from DC.
Fans who purchase the season pass will gain a range of new content, including fan-favorite character Batgirl, who will have her own set of missions. Developer Rocksteady hasn’t revealed too many details for the rest of the DLC, though fans can expect a variety of new missions and costumes to add variety and replay value.
“Batman: Arkham Knight” will be available this week for Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One and the PC. The “Arkham Knight” season pass should be available once the title is released. Fans interested in the story of the “Arkham” games can pick up the official graphic novel prequel to the game, written by DC veteran and “Batman and Robin” scribe Peter Tomasi.