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Batman Arkham Origins gets first DLC drop

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 11/29/2013 9:11 PM

If you didn't buy the season pass for Batman Arkham Origins, the first round of DLC is available for individual purchase. It includes a number of alternate costumes in the Infinite Earths pack, which can be used in challenge maps and single player, once you complete the campaign. The Black Mask Challenge Pack adds two new challenge maps, and if you own the Deathstroke pack as well you can play as Deathstroke too. Finally, Supply Drop #1 adds some new skins and weapons to the multiplayer mode. Check the break for full DLC details and price breakdown.

To be honest, I was afraid this would happen. Packing an entirely superfluous multiplayer into Arkham Origins felt cheap to begin with and as expected, they're using it to nickle and dime early adopters with periodic DLC drops. I was a huge fan of the first two games, but I've noticed a trend with threequels over the last generation; once something like this gets popular and profitable enough, it loses some of its integrity and shifts toward peddling DLC. I'm still intrigued by Arkham Origins but for now, I'm glad I held off on buying it. I think I'll put some of that money I saved toward some indie purchases on the autumn Steam sale.





Available today from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are three all-new pieces of DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins - Infinite Earths Skins Pack, Black Mask Challenge Pack and Online Supply Drop #1.



Batman: Arkham Origins Infinite Earths Skins Pack

The Batman: Arkham Origins Infinite Earths Skins Pack is now available on the PlayStation Network, the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft and Steam for $4.99, and on Nintendo eShop for $3.99. Players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass and are connected to the Internet will have instant access to the content that can be used in challenges maps, as well as the single-player campaign upon completion of the main story and in multiplayer for players that reach Level 2.



The pack contains six bonus skins based on a variety of classic comic books and modern storylines pulled from the comics:



· Earth 2 Dark Knight

· Long Halloween Batman

· Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table

· Thrillkiller Batman

· Earth 2 Batman

· Classic Tim Drake Robin (available in multiplayer mode only on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC)



** Please note that Season Pass owners do not need to purchase this DLC pack, as all new content is already included in the Pass.



Batman: Arkham Origins Black Mask Challenge Pack

Available on the PlayStation Network, the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft, Nintendo eShop and Steam for $1.99, the Black Mask Challenge pack allows players to take on Gotham's most dangerous crime lord in two all new challenge maps: Lot Full and Hidden Facility. All players can defend the city as Batman, and those who own the Deathstroke Challenge Pack can also choose to play as Deathstroke in this new challenge map pack.



Batman: Arkham Origins Online Supply Drop #1

Available on PlayStation Network, the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft and Steam for $2.99, the Online Supply Drop #1 DLC offers additional multiplayer content: two additional clothing items with game enhancing features for Bane and The Joker; the all-new Sawn-Off Shotgun; and extra weapon progression bonuses and skins



About Batman: Arkham Origins

Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game features an expanded Gotham City and showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. The online multiplayer mode is developed by Splash Damage.



Batman: Arkham Origins is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise and is available now worldwide for the Xbox 360, PS3, the Wii U system, and Windows PC, along with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for Nintendo 3DS handheld system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system.