In just a few short weeks we’ll all be gliding into the
crime-ridden Arkham City as the Caped Crusader for one of the most anticipated
games of the year. But what happens after we’ve done all there is to do in
According to GameStop’s website,
there’s more planned than we’ll be getting at launch. Buried in the bullets of
the description for the Limited Edition game guide is a mention of downloadable
content, promising some additional playtime spent as everyone’s favorite
whip-carrying jewel thief, Catwoman. It’s not the DLC that’s surprising, but
the wording: “Bonus Catwoman's Walkthrough: Get complete coverage of Catwoman's
DLC content! All 4 episodes are revealed!”
Sure, it’s not the most official source of information, but
we doubt the copywriters at GameStop are just making this stuff up. Plus, it’s
too specific to be a wild guess. Not only does it mention DLC, but specifically
four episodes worth, though we really don’t know exactly what they may entail.
The obvious answer would be that they are going to come in the form of Challenge
Rooms, as was the case with most of the DLC in Arkham Asylum, but those could
hardly be considered “episodes.” If we were the type that looked too far into
things (which we are), we’d say that this episodic content might be more story
missions, fleshing out Catwoman’s side of things in the Arkham City story. That
sure sounds more like an “episode” to us.
Still, maybe it really will just offer more Challenge Rooms.
We’re really hoping that’s not all Rocksteady Studios has in store, because for
as much fun as those score-driven Challenge Rooms were, we’d be much happier
parting with our hard-earned money if it meant a continuation (or expansion) of
the story. We’ve reached out to some of our friends at Warner Bros. for more
information using our top-notch detective skills, and
we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything interesting.
Sep 13, 2011