Barbara Gordon has played a supporting role in Rocksteady Studios’ Batman Arkham trilogy as Oracle, using her computer expertise to aid Batman in his battle against evil. Set before the events of 2009’s Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family sees Barbara Gordon, playing as Batgirl, team up with Robin to save her father, Commissioner Gordon, who’s been kidnapped by the Joker.
The DLC takes place in an entirely new area called the Seagate Amusement Park, a nautical theme park built on top of an oil rig that the Joker has rigged to be a massive death trap.
Batgirl’s combat style is a combination of the Dark Knight’s brawn and her own computer-genius brain, as she uses her hacking abilities to take down enemies, control objects, and solve puzzles.
The expansion incorporates Arkham Knight’s Dual Play system that allows the player to switch characters at the press of a button, and culminates in an epic tag-team throwdown between Batgirl and Robin and the Joker and Harley Quinn. And for the first time in the Arkham series, Harley will be sporting her trademark black and red ensemble from Batman: The Animated Series.
The DLC features side quests, collectibles left behind by the Joker, and Easter eggs for hardcore DC Comics fans. Batgirl: A Matter of Family launches July 14 for Arkham Knight DLC season-pass holders [PS4 and Xbox One, $40], or it can be purchased separately on July 21 for $6.99.