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Launch trailer for Arkham Origin's 'Cold, Cold Heart' DLC

by Greg Belfrage

The new downloadable Mr. Freeze content for Batman: Arkham Origins is receiving mixed reviews. The "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC was released yesterday.

The story details the origin of Mr. Freeze and is heavily influenced by "Heart of Ice" , an early episode of Batman: The Animated Series .

Game play lasts about four to five hours and takes place outside the main menu, meaning you won't receive all of your upgrades. However, players will find intact all of the equipment that Batman had gathered by the end of the original game.

Gamer reviews are mixed. Most love the presentation of Mr. Freeze and the generous hat tip to his origin in Batman: The Animated Series .

Game developer Rocksteady describes the new DLC...

"The Cold, Cold Heart story add-on introduces new locations including Wayne Manor and GothCorp, taking players on an ice-cold journey as Victor Fries encounters Batman for the first time. Players will have access to all new gadgets including Thermocharged Batarangs and Thermal Gloves. Batman is also equipped with his powerful Extreme Environment (XE) suit to take down Mr. Freeze and his Cryo-thugs in hours of new story content."

Greg Belfrage is a lifelong Star Trek fan, Batman toy collector, sci-fi movie maniac and hopeless geek. He can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com.