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With the first two Batman: Arkham Fill-in-the-Blank games doing so dang well, it was only a matter of time before a third game in the series swooped in from the shadows and, with only a few weeks until Arkham Origins strikes, the folks over at WB Games Montreal have pulled back the curtain (cape?) on a little piece of exclusive content for the PlayStation version of the game: A Knightfall Batman pack. This is one of the few times where the PlayStation brand gets to one-up the Xbox brand when it comes to having exclusive DLC for loyalists.
As we all know at this point, or at least as we may have all guessed based upon the game's title, Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel to the first two critically-praised and fanatically-loved Arkham titles, Asylum and City. This latest trip to the streets of gotham takes place several years before the previous adventures, giving players the chance to take on the role of batman before he was quite so adept at busting criminals' skulls.
WB Games Montreal Community Manager Hanny Duong shared some details about the game in a recent PlayStation Blog post, saying that “players will encounter many important figures for the first time and forge crucial relationships that will shape the future of the character.”
In other words, Batman didn't start out being a badass and now you, the player, will get to go with him on a journey to becoming one of the greatest crime fighters the world has ever known.
For those who plan on picking the game up on PlayStation 3, however, you'll be getting a few additional goodies to enjoy along with the game proper. Tearing a few pages from the Batman: Knightfall series of comics, the exclusive Knightfall Pack includes two new skins for the Caped Crusader to don, as well as some additional maps to explore and kick butt across.
Included skins are the (appropriately enough) Knightfall Batman skin and the Classic TV Series Batman skin. The pack also includes three special combat maps and two additional predator maps.
If you haven't decided which platform you'll be buying the game for yet, then maybe that little bit of extra content will nudge you one way or the other. Than again, maybe you're more like The Batman himself, possessing a will of iron and not so easily swayed by such trivial bribes. Either way, look for the game to hit shelves both physical and digital come Oct. 25.