‘1st Purchaser’ Code Needed to Unlock Catwoman in Arkham City

It is being reported that the Catwoman missions in Batman: Arkham City, which apparently make up 10% of the game, are locked unless you enter a ‘1st Purchaser’ code, which is included with new copies of the game.

This code will also unlock Catwoman as a playable character in challenge mode


Second hand buyers will have to purchase a code. If you don’t have a code, Catwoman will still appear as part of the story, you’ll just not be able to play as her.

This echoes the sort of online pass issues we mentioned last night with regards to Mass Effect 3.

Update: this has been confirmed. The code will cost second hand buyers 800 MSP / £7.99.

Source: Eurogamer /ArkhamCity.co.uk



  1. Hello Everyone.

    I’ve been an avid reader of TSA for a while now, but this is the first time I’ve felt strongly enough to be compelled to post a comment.

    This was going to be a midnight, day 1 purchase for me. But I cannot bring myself to support this kind of policy from a publisher (the developers have no say). I’m sure the other publishers will be watching the results of this action very closely. ME3 is walking a fine line, but this feels like it’s jumping over the line then turning around and giving us: t(^_^t)

    I am voting with my feet.

    • While there is definately a lot of tension/debating here at the moment, welcome to TSA :)

    • Gotta say, I’m wondering whether this may turn into something of a “Ratner’s moment” for Warner/Rocksteady.

  2. “they’re trying to stop preowned sales, and legally they have absolutely no right to do that”

    how can a simple logical answer be so hard to explain hazel!?




    They want a tiny a slice of the pie.

    I love the fact that you say that devs etc are money grabbers…. yet you fail to ever mention about the shops who are making alot of cash from the pre owned market…. strange that isn’t it.

  3. IT’S




    They already sold it. To paraphrase an old saying, you can’t have your pie and eat it.

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