“Batman: Arkham Knight” developer Rocksteady has released the latest episode of the company’s “Arkham Insider” videos, which features the 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile in action. The video also includes a preview of the “Crime Fighter Challenge Pack” featuring Robin, who will be one of the playable characters in the challenge pack, along with Catwoman, Nightwing and Batman.
The Batmobile from the 1989 film “Batman” by Tim Burton has been lovingly recreated in the game, almost looking like an exact replica of the vehicle. The Burton influence also follows the vehicle's tracks, as the ones that come with the pack are based on the first film and its sequel “Batman Returns,” as reported by Comic Book.
Interestingly enough, this version of the Batmobile is more than just a cosmetic appearance. According to Game Informer, the Burton Batmobile actually performs better than the default Batmobile in the game. This version is also longer and narrower than the other versions available so far.
Purchasing the “1989 Batmobile Pack” also gives players the Batman costume that Michael Keaton wore in those films. The skin looks almost exactly like the one seen in the film, from its sleek black design to the yellow oval on Batman’s chest. Thankfully, this version of the costume will allow the Caped Crusader to turn his neck, which was a complaint Keaton had with the costume in real life.
Robin was also showcased in the video for the upcoming “Crime Fighter Challenge Pack.” The level looks similar to some of the AR challenges seen in the game, but with a seemingly endless horde of enemies for Robin to take on. It will be interesting to see if Nightwing and Catwoman face a similar challenge.
Fans will be able to download the “1989 Batmobile Pack” and the "Bat-Family Skin Pack" later this week on Aug. 18 for Season Pass owners and Aug. 25 for everyone else. The “Crime Fighter Challenge Pack” has not received a release date yet, though the in-game store says it should be available in September. So far the content has only been confirmed for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, as the PC problems have not been fixed yet.