The Epic Games Store, set up by wealthy Fortnite developer Epic Games, continues its weekly programme of computer game giveaways with the Lego Batman and Batman Arkham trilogies, available until Sept 26.
The three Lego Batman games and three Batman Arkham games are being given away to existing and new account holders by the Epic Games Store.
It's a giveaway that arrived just ahead of DC Comics' Batman Day for 2019, Sept 21.
The six-pack freebie lasts until Sept 26, after which another set of games will be offered.
The Batman Arkham pack consists of Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009), Batman: Arkham City (2011), and Batman: Arkham Knight (2015).
It omits Batman: Arkham Origins (2013), which was developed by a different studio and poorly received at launch, even though its reputation has been somewhat rehabilitated over time.
Epic is also expected to put on a Batman event within its runaway success – the console, computer and mobile phone game Fortnite.
Free game giveaways have been a feature of Epic Games' marketing drive since December 2018, when the store opened, and the programme has enabled users to build up a digital library of well-received games.
Epic benefits from a larger install base, or at least a proportion of Fortnite users who are visiting the Epic Games Store front page on a regular basis.
The company persuades large publishers and indie developers to sell through its storefront by offering them guaranteed revenue.
Exclusives, whether permanent or temporary, can then drive more customers to the Epic Game Store, though the policy has been controversial both among PC gaming fans and for some developers who doubt its long-term benefits and Epic's endgame intentions. – AFP Relaxnews