Batman: Arkham Knight‘s first story add-on, Batgirl: A Matter of Family first screenshot & details have emerged.
After being a part of Arkham trilogy as Oracle & helping Batman using her computer expertise in his battle against evil, she will finally get to wear a cape and cowl as Batgirl.
Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC is “set before the events of 2009’s Arkham Asylum, our heroine team up with Robin to save her father, Commissioner Gordon, who’s been kidnapped by the Joker.”
Taking place in “an entirely new area called the Seagate Amusement Park, a nautical theme park built on top of an oil rig that the Joker has rigged to be a massive death trap,” reports Entertainment Weekly.
“We wanted to recreate the feeling of being trapped in a bizarre and unique open environment playing a game of cat and mouse with the Joker,” said design producer Justin Vazquez.
Batgirl combat is a combination of the Dark Knight’s brawn and her famous hacking skills to take down enemies, control objects, and solve puzzles.
“Hacking is really what separates her from the other characters. It’s a gameplay mechanic with which the player can create situations for Batgirl to really shine.
Our intention was that Batgirl should be less powerful than Batman, but that Batgirl plus hacking could give her opportunities do things that not even Batman can pull off,” said Vazquez.
The DLC allows players to switch between Batgirl & Robin, with the DLC ending in a epic brawl between Batgirl & Robin and the Joker & Harley Quinn.
“Seeing these four iconic characters together at the same time will be a real thrill.
And for the first time in the Arkham series, Harley will be sporting her trademark black and red ensemble from Batman: The Animated Series,” Justin Vazquez concluded.
Batgirl: A Matter of Family will launch on July 14 for Season Pass holders and July 21 for everyone for $6.99/£5.79.
Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass includes an exclusive Flashpoint Batman Skin, which is available now, and delivers regular new content for six months featuring new story missions, more Super-Villains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.
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