Gamers will soon have the opportunity to jump back into one of the best games of 2011 with Harley Quinn’s Revenge, a DLC mission that serves as a two-hour epilogue to the award-winning game Batman: Arkham City. As the title indicates, the DLC will focus on fan favourite villain Harley Quinn, and her retaliation for Batman’s actions at the end of the game’s original campaign. And here’s the kicker: You’re not playing as Bats. The Dark Knight has mysteriously gone missing, and it’s up to Robin to find out what’s going on.
The Boy Wonder was notably absent from the main game (minus a laughably brief cameo), but players will actually take control of him as the protagonist in this latest chapter. It makes sense given his recent addition to the challenge map roster, where he boasts a unique and robust move-set. He’s a character that begs to be used in the more expansive environments of Arkham City. For players like myself, who don’t care much for the challenge maps, the sheer badassery of Robin’s redesign and combat abilities was being squandered outside the main story.
IGN makes it seem as if Harley Quinn’s Revenge will be just as deep and character-rich as the full game, citing Batman’s psychological symptoms following the events of Arkham City as one example. If it can maintain the level of atmosphere they featured in their two full games, this could well be one of the best DLC opportunities yet.
Harley Quinn’s Revenge will be available for download May 29th (for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points), or, if for some reason you don’t already own Arkham City, the Game of the Year edition will feature the DLC, along with all previous ones, and comes out the same date in North America.