New Batman: Arkham Origins DLC Arrives, Major Story-Based Content Coming in 2014
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Holy DLC overload, Batman!
Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U may have been lacking the all-new multiplayer mode and — in the opinion of some — be below the standards of the Rocksteady predecessors, but it's still a title with some happy fans. Beating on thugs while saying "I'm Batman" in a very deep voice is fun.
The Wii U version has, to date, had decent DLC support, too. A Classic and Modern Skins pack arrived earlier in November, and two new offerings should be available on the Wii U now; we only have U.S. prices so far.
The Infinite Earths Skins Pack — $3.99USD
- Earth 2 Dark Knight
- Long Halloween Batman
- Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table
- Thrillkiller Batman
- Earth 2 Batman
Black Mask Challenge Pack — $1.99USD
- Two new challenge maps
The Infinite Earths Skins Pack is $1 less expensive on Wii U ($4.99 on other platforms) as, like the skins pack before it, there's a multiplayer-only skin not available on Nintendo's system. There's also a multiplayer-focused DLC pack called Online Supply Drop #1 on other platforms.
In addition, an Initiation challenge map pack with "a little bit of a narrative to it" will be coming soon, with December the target; it'll feature a young Bruce Wayne proving himself against Ninja in a monastery.
For those that enjoyed the Harley Quinn's Revenge epilogue in Batman: Arkham City, a new extended story-based piece of DLC will arrive in 2014 to provide a boost to the single-player action. Ben Mattes, the game's senior producer, told Eurogamer the following.
It is in line with our angle of the origins - not necessarily of characters, but of key relationships. It is a DLC that will focus on one of the most key relationships in Batman canon.
Are you a fan of Arkham Origins and, if so, is any of this DLC tempting you to put down some more cash?