Rocksteady Studios’ upcoming Batman: Arkham City has got to be one of the most anticipated video games of this year, so you can imagine the excitement that was created among fans when they heard reports of a Collector’s Edition last week. There was no extra information at that stage however, so nobody really knew what the CE would include.
However, we do have a bit of good news now, as according to a recent article by Isaac Calon over at gamerant.com, the Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition contents have now been unveiled. Although we do have to point out that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment still hasn’t officially confirmed it yet, so things could possibly change.
The standout bonus item of the Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector’s Edition was a replica batarang mounted on a stand, which has now been replaced with a premium statue for the Collector’s Edition of Batman: Arkham City. The downside is that it is still unclear at this point which character has been given the special statue treatment.
As Isaac notes, the information appears to be about the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases of the Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition, with no word yet on a PC edition. According to VengefulYar over on the buypoe.com website, the CE was originally listed on both the Best Buy and GameStop websites, but GameStop appear to have removed their listing since.
Those who purchase the Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition will not only receive the premium statue by Kotobukiya, they will also get an art book, exclusive early access to digital add-on content and Gotham Knight animated content. The question you may be asking at this point is how much will the Collector’s Edition cost?
The answer to that question is $99.99. The Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector’s Edition — which contained an art book, in-game DLC, a replica batarang, a bonus DVD and a copy of the game itself — was very well received when it was released back in 2009. The question now is whether or not the Batman: Arkham City CE will be just as popular?
I guess that may depend on which character gets the statue treatment. The Batman: Arkham City game is due to arrive on October 18th in North America, and will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. There is also a Nintendo Wii U version in the works, but this won’t be released until sometime in 2012.
Are you tempted by the Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition at all?