Everyone’s favorite psychiatrist-turned-supervillain takes down cops and a costumed hero in a new gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight.
In just three weeks, Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy will conclude with the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight. The final chapter of the Arkham saga puts Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, and Batgirl/Oracle against a Gotham City ruled by the “who’s who” of Batman villains, along with the eponymous new villain of Arkham Knight.
Since the debut trailer, WB Games and Rocksteady have been promoting the “Harley Quinn” DLC, only available by pre-ordering Arkham Knight. The Harley Quinn story mission and challenge maps will be available to anyone who pre-orders, regardless of outlet or gaming platform. The Amazon.com listing for the DLC states that the former Dr. Harleen Quinzel is on a mission to save Poison Ivy. Fans can now see Quinn in-action, wielding her signature striped bat with ease; Harley also appears to have a “rage” mode that powers up her offensive abilities:
Again, the Harley Quinn DLC will be available to anyone who pre-orders a copy of Batman: Arkham Knight, regardless of the retailer or gaming system. However, a handful of retailer-exclusive items are being offered in tandem to the Harley DLC:
- GameStop: Red Hood Story Pack
- Wal-Mart: Prototype Batmobile Skin
- Best Buy and TESCO: Wayne Tech Booster Pack (i.e. early access to mid-game upgrades and gadgets)
- Steam: Costume Skins based on “The Dark Knight Returns” and “Batman Beyond”
Other titles published by WB Games have included retailer-specific pre-order bonuses, usually given as extra digital content; Mortal Kombat  took this practice to a great extent, as not only were exclusive character skins offered through specific outlets, but DLC costumes were also packaged with re-released DVD copies of “Mortal Kombat” and “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation”. The previous Rocksteady entry, Arkham City pre-order bonuses included a t-shirt (NewEgg), “Robin” DLC (Best Buy), the “Joker’s Carnival” challenge map (GameStop), or a free copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum (Wal-Mart).
Batman: Arkham Knight will release on 6/23 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.