Catwoman access denied Batman: Arkham City’s online pass rip off

By Peter Chubb - Oct 15, 2011

For those of you anxiously waiting to get your hands on Catwoman as a playable character in Batman: Arkham City, then you might not be too impressed with what Rocksteady has done with her in the online pass, as she has been locked out. You can still play her, but you will have to pay for the privilege. Don’t think that this is just in the challenge maps; it’s also for the single-player campaign as well.

What we find shocking is that the developer has shown Catwoman as one of the main character’s, so to lock her away like that is not fair on those looking forward to seeing what they can do with her in the game. We all know her character; she is not one that should be sat on the sidelines, as she is important to the game.

Those who are unable to redeem the code to unlock the lady in the tight black outfit will be missing a fundamental part of the game, and for most gamers it just stinks. GamrFeed makes a point of noting that other games have now started to do this, such as Rage. It seems that they are now making this and DLCs a major part of their business to generate extra revenue.

There is one other aspect that has to be pointed out, say a gamer purchases the full version of the game, they will still not be able to play Catwoman if they do not have an Internet connection – yes there really are some who cannot get online for various reasons. It does seem that fans loyal to Rocksteady and the Batman game franchise are not being rewarded for their support. For those who want to get a taste of what the game looks like, then here is the first 15 minutes of gameplay.

Are you shocked that you have to pay for the privilege to play as Catwoman?

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  • Gtr Tv

    You don’t have to pay if you bought an original copy. A code to unlock her is included that all first purchasers can use (if they have net access).

    Games companies lose so much revenue from second hand sales. You go in any game shop and they are just trying to sell you 2nd hand copies so the get all the profits from the sale.

    The sooner we go total digital distribution the better. Games companies will then no longer need to add extra content to claw back money they lose from shops selling 2nd hand games.

    • Lephuc

      I bought the brand new disc and the redeem code just doesn’t work…It sucks so hard.