Batman: Arkham Knight had a huge presence E3 this week and a bunch of new information was released. Here is everything that Rocksteady has shared during the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The Batmobile Edition
The Batmobile Edition has been delayed due to unknown reasons. Rocksteady has reportedly sent the following email to those who ordered the Batmobile Edition.
We write to you, because you’ve ordered Batman: Arkham Knight – Limited Edition.
Sadly, we have been informed by the manufacturer, that there will be a delay with the shipment from them. This is affecting all retailers.
We expect it in stock from the manufacturer within 7-10 days.
Both we and the manufacturer apologize for the inconvenience. To make up for the delay, we will be sending you a digital copy of the game, so that you can play on release.
You can expect the game delivered 2-3 days after we have received it in stock.
Reports are also saying that everyone who purchased the game receives the New 52 skin pack, which includes skins for; Batman, Robin, and Nightwing.
IGN caught up with Sefton Hill, Game director and founder of Rocksteady Studios, for a 23 minute gameplay video. The video below is a stealth mission, featuring Batman stopping a bank robbery.
Sefton Hill also visited Youtube gaming to show of a couple of new challenge maps, featuring Duel-Play and Batmobile challenges. (Thanks to ArkhamVideos for the video.)
During the Playstation experience panel Sefton Hill showed yet another gameplay demo. This shows Batman taking on Firefly.
Crime scene Gameplay
Sefton Hill was on Gamspot’s E3 show and had even more gameplay footage! this time Batman is investigating a crime scene. (Another thank you to ArkhamVideos)
Rocksteady released new details about the Season Pass on the official forum. Here’s what they had to say.
I know many people have been asking about the details and content of Season Pass and if or when people will get the content. I hope the following makes things clear:
Throughout the 6 months of additional Batman: Arkham Knight content, Premium and Season Pass owners will receive all in-game content that is offered through various retail pre-order incentives. This includes the Harley Quinn and Red Hood Story Packs, as well as any Batmobile or Booster Pack that was available as early bonuses for pre-order of the game. For those who did not receive the content with their game, these items will become available when their respective exclusivity windows expire in August/September.
The tl;dr version of this is: Premium Edition & Season Pass owners will receive all retail exclusive DLC after their respective early access periods expire.
I hope this helps clear up any confusion, please let me know if I can help answer anything else on the subject.
After this news, the Season Pass is definitely worth getting.
Two more character posters were released this week. Lucius Fox and Azrael are the main focus of the two new promo images.
That was a lot of news in a short amount of time. E3 has certainly been kind to Batman fans this year. Rocksteady has kicked it’s marketing into overdrive, because Batman: Arkham Knight is just four days away! More news should be available over the weekend.
Batman: Arkham Knight releases Tuesday June 23rd, 12:01 a.m. eastern time. Available on PS4, XBox One, and PC.