Rocksteady Games delayed Batman: Arkham Knight for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC to make sure the series’ final release as shiny as possible. A release date was finally set Monday along with the announcement of two collectors editions. One of them is priced at an astounding $200 and comes with a transforming Batmobile statue.
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive officially announced the June 2, 2015 release date for Batman: Arkham Knight on Twitter with this busty bat-graphic.
— Batman Arkham (@BatmanArkham) September 8, 2014
There’s your rare AAA summer video game release. June is normally a quiet time for new titles, but games like The Last of Us have shown that it can be pulled off with the right combination of marketing and compelling experiences. Batman: Arkham Knight will offer two other compelling experiences in the form of a Limited Edition and a Batmobile Edition. Both come with statues and neither can be described as light on the wallet. Here’s what the Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition includes for $99.99, according to a press release received from Warner Bros. Interactive.
- Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
- Limited Edition SteelBook™ – Unique SteelBook™ case and game disc
- Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
- Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
- Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight
Meanwhile, the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition comes with the same artbook, steel book, comic book, and skin pack. However, it swaps out the Batman Memorial Statues with a “Fully transformable Batmobile statue realised in exquisite detail by TriForce.”
And what is the price for the Batmobile Edition? A cool $199.99.
Arkham Knight takes place one year after the events in Batman: Arkham City. The Scarecrow, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Two-Face have united to bring down the Dark Knight once and for all. The proceedings are made more interesting by an all new character called the Arkham Knight. The mysterious character is described as a militarized version of Batman and was created by Rocksteady Studios in partnership with DC Comics’ Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
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[Image via Batman: Arkham Knight]