Batman: Arkham City's Single-player Catwoman Content Demands Buying New or Buying a 'VIP Pass'

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Want to play as Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City? You'll have to buy the game new or pay for the privilege to do so, publisher Warner Bros. says. That's right, it's the on-disc single-player content that's being put behind an "online pass" style scheme.

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Batman: Arkham City's VIP pass, the one-time use code required to unlock the playable Catwoman, will cost 800 Microsoft Points or about $10 USD if you aren't an "original purchaser" of the game. Eurogamer confirmed with Warner Bros. that Catwoman, "a unique character with her own story, moves, and weapons," is for those who buy the game new or pay for the unlock code.

Rocksteady's sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum has two additional pay-to-play characters, Robin and Nightwing.

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Batman: Arkham City comes to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week, with the PC version arriving sometime in November.

Batman online pass unlocks Catwoman [Eurogamer]


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DISCUSSION

Though my opinion may not be popular, here it is…

You don’t get new tires when you buy a used car.

You don’t get surf and turf when you buy a value meal.

If these practices help developers (as they were initially intended) then good for the industry. If these practices make a few consumers reflect on the "loss" of this feature, that as I understand does not affect the main game in way shape or form, well buy the full retail version. If that’s not good enough wait for the GOTY version, and get it ALL for ½ the price.

My 2 cents.