Who says Batman doesn't celebrate Christmas? The developer of "Batman: Arkham City," Rocksteady Studios, has announced a special downloadable skin for the Dark Knight, along with a pair of special deals on downloadable content for the game. If that isn't enough, Rocksteady has also revealed a way for you to wear one of the previously-released skins without having to beat it.
As of December 21, players of "Arkham City" will be able to download a bonus skin for no charge. Based on Batman's look in Grant Morrison's "Batman, Incorporated" DC Comics series, the skin will be available for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC.
For gamers wanting a bit more than a fresh outfit, Rocksteady is releasing the previously announced Challenge Map Pack, which introduces players to three new stages -- the Joker's Carnival (previously exclusive to Gamestop pre-orders), the Iceberg Lounge (previously exclusive to Best Buy pre-orders) and the all-new Batcave map. It will be available for for $2.99 or 240 Microsoft points.
Also available for a limited time is the "Arkham Bundle," which includes the Nightwing Bundle Pack, the Robin Bundle Pack and the Arkham City Skins Pack which includes new outfits from "The Dark Knight Returns," "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Batman Beyond," among others. The package will set you back $14.99, or 1200 Microsoft points.
Finally, Sefton Hill, the director of the game, has revealed a code by which players can unlock and use the alternative skins during the game without having to beat it. Simply go to the main menu and choose your save slot, then press left, left, down, down, left, left, right, up, up and down. Any costumes you may have purchased (including "Batman, Inc.") will instantly be available!
Rocksteady Studios' "Batman: Arkham City" is in stores now.