Batman fans will be able to step into the shoes of Barbara Gordon herself next week when the Batgirl: A Matter of Family prequel story DLC drops for Arkham Knight. The Batgirl will be playable for the first time ever in the series, and because it's taken place ahead of the events of Arkham City, it's even allowed Warner Bros to wheel out The Joker once more for some fun and games - and murder.
The first trailer has been revealed for the Arkham Knight season pass, and we can see giggling psychopath The Joker has kidnapped Commissioner Gordon. He’s holding him hostage at an all-new location at Seagate Amusement Park. Once Batgirl gets wind of the sinister plan she’s forced to head over and save her father, aided by Robin for some slick dual-play takedowns.
The Arkham series loves a contrived reason for things happening, and this time around The Joker has threatened to kill Commissioner Gordon if Batman shows up. Luckily, Batgirl’s got all manner of tracks of her sleeves, including advanced hacking abilities to gain control of objects and perform takedowns on enemies. You can already see the Oracle in here.
*Deep breath* Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl: A Matter Of Family is out on July 14th for season pass holders, before arriving a week later on July 21st for picking up individually, priced at £5.79.
That’s when it’ll be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at least; there’s no mention in the press release of when the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight will get the DLC. We'll be sure to keep you updated on the whereabouts of Arkham Knight on PC.