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Play as Batgirl in Batman: Arkham Knight starting July 14

by: John -
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In Batman: Arkham Knight, Barbara Gordon's role is known as Oracle. But before the tragic incident with the Joker, she was patrolling the city of Gotham as Batgirl.

On July 14th, you'll be able to go through some of her adventures as Batgirl in the DLC Batgirl: A Matter of Family. The story takes place before the events of Arkham Knight and will let you play as her with new locations to explore and new gadgets to use.

The DLC will be available for all those who have the Season Pass on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on July 14th. If you want to purchase it separately, you'll have to wait a week and pony up $6.99. 

Not too surprisingly, the press release fails to mention the PC release since the main game has been put on hold from sale for now. I wonder if those who have the Season Pass on the PC will be able to play it come next week.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the first story driven add-on for Batman™: Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family. Set prior to the events of Batman™: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise. This exciting story add-on features an all-new location with multiple missions, side quests and secrets; a new hacking feature to progress through the world and solve puzzles; and Dual Play functionality with Robin for dynamic take-down maneuvers. Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available July 14 for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham KnightSeason Pass and are connected to the Internet, or it can be purchased separately on July 21 for $6.99 MSRP on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft.

The Batgirl: A Matter of Family add-on content was developed by WB Games Montréal and was created using the Batman: Arkham Knight engine built by Rocksteady Studios.  The remaining Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass add-on content is under development by Rocksteady Studios. 

The Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass includes an exclusive Flashpoint Batman Skin, which is available now, and delivers regular new content for six months featuring new story missions, more Super-Villains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.

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