Batman Arkham Knight – Batgirl A Matter of Family; Could This be the Killing Joke?
Rocksteady's recent reveal of the Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass contents revealed a quite interesting chapter featuring non other than Batgirl in Batgirl: A Matter of Family described as 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.
The prequel story begs the question whether the Joker would be making a return in Batgirl's story in a series of events that could follow "The Killing Joke". Many critics consider the Killing Joke graphic novel to be the definitive Joker story and one of the best Batman stories ever published.
The original Joker himself, Mark Hamill already stated that he would be making a return for that.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 24, 2011
It would certainly be one of the most incredible experiences in the Arkhamverse if we were to be graced with such an incredible story as the Killing Joke for the Batgirl's chapter, making the Season Pass's $40 price tag all that more enticing.
The Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes the following:
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.
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.
The new "Dual Play" mechanic lets you switch seamlessly between The Dark Knight and his allies
The new feature that Game Director Sefton Hill has been teasing is a new co-op mode which looks simply amazing with Batman teaming up with Nightwing, Catwoman or Robin and executing some crazy tag team moves on the many enemies he faces throughout Gotham. Whether the new mode is part of a different campaign or part of a challenge is unclear at the moment but it's most definitely looking quite awesome.
For the first time ever, watch Batman: Arkham Knight’s exciting new "Dual Play" mechanic in action as you switch seamlessly between The Dark Knight and his allies including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman in free-flow combat.
Batman Arkham Knight is shaping up to be the best adventure of the caped crusader yet.
With a mature and deep story and an incredibly advanced fighting system, as is quite evident in the "All Who Follow You: Trailer as well as in the "Officer Down" trailer, it will most likely be one of the big contenders for Game of the Year.
Batman Arkham Knight PC System Requirements were revealed, and they do seem pretty demanding. Sefton Hill, Game Director of Batman Arkham Knight and co-founder of Rocksteady Games recently confirmed on Twitter that the game will definitely be releasing on June 23 2015, promising no more delays. Batman Arkham Knight is set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information prior to its release as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous Batman: Arkham Knight coverage for more information on the game, here and here.
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