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 singleplayer content that's being put behind an "online pass" style scheme.
Batman: Arkham City's VIP pass, the one-time use code required to unlock the playable Catwoman, will cost 800 Microsoft Points 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.
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]