Batman: Arkham Knight’s first story DLC, Batgirl: A Matter of Family gets its first trailer. It’s time to be the Batgirl.
Sometimes a press release comes out, and you’re inundated with supporting materials to use in the associated news story. Trailers, screenshots, logos, posters, box art… the Batman: Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC announcement was not one of these occasions.
We were all super-excited to be able to play as Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham series, but we weren’t given much to go on visually. Which led to people scrabbling around for appropriate (or in some cases, sardonic or ironic) images to use with the piece.
More outlets ended up using comic book or Adam West-era TV images than promo stuff for the game itself. Case in point, Eurogamer used this:
We toyed with the idea of using an image of Alicia Silverstone ourselves, but we didn’t want to spend any time remembering George Clooney as Batman. To be fair, neither does George Clooney, and if nobody talks about it it’ll be like it never happened; like the Star Wars prequels, or Indiana Jones and the Crystal Ruining of Everyone’s Childhood.
Now there’s a trailer for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Night – Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC.
Yes, it is really called that. I know it’s really long, and is only some curly brackets and a semi-colon away from being parse-able code, but that’s really what they called it.
Batgirl: A Matter of Family takes place before the events of Batman: Arkham Knight – for spoilerific reasons that will be apparent to anyone who’s up-to-date with the Arkham series – with Batgirl and Robin teaming up to take on the Joker, Harley Quinn, and an assortment of goons to rescue Batgirl’s father.
And it looks really cool. It’s nice to see the companion characters getting to do some good in their own right for once, and it will be a change in dynamic to be performing the combo attacks with Batgirl and Robin, instead of Batman and who-ever-has-second-billing-at-that-particular-moment-in-time.
It’s time to be the Batgirl.
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