…I’m pretending the household isn’t seriously considering plunking down a couple hundred bucks for a new laptop just for the sake of gaming.
It’s no secret that Arkham City is gonna be huge. I mean, Arkham Asylum was big enough to help influence the DCnU Harley Quinn redesign:
(Yeah, okay, nobody's ever said the official reason, but I defy you to try and tell me otherwise.)
It’s also no secret that Catwoman is going to be a major player. I’ve already posted a game play sneak peek, but there’s new, very hush-hush news!
According to gamestop.com, if you pre-order the Arkham City special edition strategy guide, you get the following:
*Choose from two special covers…The Dark Knight or Catwoman!
*PIN-UP POSTER included! Enjoy a pin-up poster featuring the two female leads of Batman: Arkham City: Harley Quinn and Catwoman. Each femme fatale appears in a seductive post for your viewing pleasure.
*Bonus Catwoman’s Walkthrough: Get complete coverage of Catwoman’s DLC content! All 4 episodes are revealed!
(…leave us not discuss the enticement of a special edition poster of the two main female characters in seductive poses, please. *eye roll*)
The most pertinent bit of info: Catwoman DLC. That stands for downloadable content.
Arkham Asylum had DLC, consisting of a special subplot in which you could play as the Joker. Presumably, there’ll be a special subplot for Catwoman in Arkham City as well, which will be DLC exclusive! Whether or not this content will be available for all platforms remains to be seen, but if it’s anything like the Joker content, there’ll be a whole mini-story arc to play through as Selina.
I wonder what it will consist of? Arkham Asylum was very puzzle heavy, and naturally, with the Riddler figuring into Arkham City in a big way, the sequel will be too, so I’m curious to see if that carries over into the Catwoman DLC. I can easily see a theft-based mission that could play with that game dynamic. Imagine, a heist, lots of laser beams, lots of booby traps, lots of skill involved.
Of course, it could go the complete opposite direction and require lots of beating the ever-lovin’ crap out of Gotham thugs. Who knows?
In any case, I know I’ll be anxiously awaiting the game walkthroughs on YouTube.