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Break out the spandex and practice your gravelly voice, because you’re going to be spending quite a bit of time pretending to be The Batman thanks’ to Steam’s weekend sale. It’s been cleverly dubbed the “Batman Weekend Deal,” and it drops the price tag on six offerings featuring the Caped Crusader.
Here's what on sale for the weekend:
This is kind of perfect timing, considering the fact that the game-o-sphere is already abuzz for Batman due to the recently launched live action “Be the Batman” trailer. Now, less than a day after that new trailer hit the internet, we’ve got a handful of games featuring Gotham’s hero in action, ready to go at low-low prices.
First off, though, we should probably mention the (slightly less impressive) deal on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, due out on June 23. You can go ahead and pre-order the vanilla version of the game for the standard 60 bucks, but if you were planning on getting the Premium Edition—which includes the game, the questionably priced season pass of DLC and more—you can save yourself 10 percent over on Steam and get it for $89.98 rather than $99.98.
While Arkham Knight doesn’t drop for another month, that means you’ve got four weeks to cram in the entire Arkham collection if you’re new to the series or just want to play them again as a refresher. Luckily, Steam’s Batman Weekend Deal makes doing exactly that far less violent on your wallet than it would normally be, marking all of the other games down to just $4.99 a pop.
That’s right, the entire Steam Arkhamology is being reduced by 75 percent, meaning you can grab Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, Batman: Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition and Batman: Arkham Origins for just five bucks each. In case you want to linger in the Batsuit a little bit longer, you can also grab the Arkham Origins season pas for another $5, adding new challenge maps, skin packs and campaign missions.
In other words, you can spend the next month playing every scrap of content currently available for the Arkham series for about 20 bucks, then be ready to roll once the pointy-eared do-gooder returns to action in Arkham Knight this June.
Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either one of these games for that asking price. Arkham Origins is considered by many to be the low point for the series, but that’s kind of like saying Jell-O is the low point of the dessert table. Sure, it might not stack up super well against a couple of those other dishes on the table, but there’s definitely room for it on the plate if you’ve already had a slice of cake, a slice of pie and are still hungry for more.
I was probably building to a point of some sort, but now all I want to do is eat cake and play Arkham games.