One of Batman: Arkham Knight's DLC packs will let players become Harley Quinn in a story mission. A new trailer from Rocksteady Studios shows the adorable psychopath in action.
Harley Quinn, like the Dark Knight, is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter. In the trailer she takes on groups of Gotham police officers alone and pummels them with acrobatic finishing moves. That's not to say she relies solely on her hands and feet, though. She's also got a baseball bat and exploding jack-in-the-box at her disposal. I imagine she has a few other toys as well.
Police officers aren't her only opponents, though. The trailer also shows a brief flash of her fighting Nightwing. Hopefully that duel isn't just a cutscene.
Amazon's listing for Arkham Knight previously revealed that Harley Quinn's mission is set before the events of Arkham Knight's main campaign. The reason we see so many police officers in the trailer is because Harley Quinn's attacking the Blüdhaven Police Department
"With this exclusive Story Pack experience events in the lead-up to Arkham Knight as you infiltrate Blüdhaven to rescue your partner in crime: Poison Ivy," Amazon said. "Delve deep into Harley’s demented nature and utilize her devastating baseball bat to smash, crash and bash your way to a friend very much in need."
Poison Ivy is one of the villains running amuck in Gotham City in Arkham Knight's campaign so apparently Harley Quinn's mission will be a success. However, last week's trailer reveals that she's not playing along with Scarecrow's quest to take over the city. As a result, Scarecrow takes her prisoner.
Harley Quinn is likely more committed to Scarecrow's cause. She has a serious grudge against the Dark Knight because he defeated her main squeeze the Joker in Arkham City. I assume she's following Scarecrow's lead on the off-chance it'll allow her to kill Batman.
The Harley Quinn DLC is available for no charge to gamers who pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight. It's one of two story packs being offered to pre-order customers. The other lets players become Red Hood, the violent vigilante and former protege of Batman.
Arkham Knight will give players a chance to control other characters during the campaign as well. Batman's allies Catwoman, Nightwing and Robin will all fight alongside Batman in combat. Players can switch between the Dark Knight and his allies instantly during these fights to pull of devastating cooperative moves.
Warner Bros. plans to release Batman: Arkham Knight on June 23rd for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.