Batman 1989 DLC out now for Arkham Knight

Arkham Knight now has new DLC available based on 1989 Batman.

Before there was Christian Bale and Kevin Conroy, there was Michael Keaton. Keaton and Jack Nicholson were the original Batman and Joker movie representations and they were (and still are) awesome. Batman had a rubber suit, The Joker's lines didn't make a lick of sense half the time, and for some reason, Tim Burton thought Prince music belonged in the movie. And all of it worked beautifully.

Despite the fact that the latest set of DLC for Rocksteady's swan song to the Dark Knight is nothing more than a few skins and race tracks, it's hard to feel disappointed.  

Players will be able to take the original movie Batmobile for a spin through a set of custom race tracks, whose design is based upon Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). The track in the latest trailer showcases a run through an underground level with giant rubber duck vehicles and a stadium full of penguins. It sounds ridiculous (and it is) but at least nobody can ever say that Burton's Batman didn't have character.

Players will also be able to take this new (old) Batmobile into the streets of Gotham, but only after the player has cleared out all of the Arkham Knight's drone tanks, seeing as how this Batmobile didn't have cannons.

It may not be much, but for fans of the Burton films, we will take it. Though personally, I'm still holding out hope that Rocksteady will create a standalone add-on based around the old movies.

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Published Apr. 29th 2016

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