Batman: Arkham Knight’s Premium Edition and Season Pass Priced
You're going to need access to Bruce Wayne's trust fund if you want to play all the DLC in Batman: Arkham Knight's Season Pass or its Premium Edition — it's going to cost over $100 just to play all of the Dark Knight's downloadable content.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed some details on the Season Pass and Premium Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight. Let's get one thing out of the way: the marketing of downloadable content is getting ridiculous, and prices are on the rise. Mind you, this is the same company that refused to have its subsidiary studio at Warner Bros. Games Montreal fix all of the game-breaking glitches and errors of Batman: Arkham Origins (and there were plenty across its multiple platforms). Fixing Origins' issues was skipped, despite the complaints of its fans, for the sake of creating more premium content for a broken game, so we shouldn't be surprised that there's going to be a huge focus on paid DLC with this conclusion to Rocksteady's Arkham series
The Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight will cost $39.99. When added up to the game's $59.99 price tag, Arkham Knight and its Season Pass will cost a few cents short of $100 before tax gets added. The Premium Edition of the game will cost $99. As you would expect, it will contain the core game and its Season Pass. The Season Pass will feature six months of post-launch content, which includes character skins, Batmobile skins, race tracks, more Challenge Maps and a few new story missions geared towards some extra super villains.
This Season Pass' price is significantly higher than just about every other Season Pass on the market, as most range between $19.99 and $29.99. For this amount, I would hope that there is a substantially larger amount of content being added.
Pre-ordering the game will grant access to the Harley Quinn story pack DLC, where she'll be invading Bludhaven's Police Department to rescue her BFF in crime, Poison Ivy. Pre-ordering the game at GameStop will grant you access to the Red Hood's story pack. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. Interactive has not revealed if either DLC packs will be available to download outside of their respective pre-orders.
Even if you dish out the $100 for Arkham Knight's fancy bells and whistles, you might not even be getting all of its DLC. Not to mention there are going to be other retailer-specific types of pre-order DLC, like exclusive costumes you probably won't be able to get anywhere else.
Batman: Arkham Knight will launch on June 23 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
This is what the DLC business is starting to feel like: