Though WB Games has yet to make an official announcement, most likely waiting for Comic-Con International in San Diego later this week, details have already begun to hit the internet regarding a special Collector’s Edition of its upcoming game “Batman: Arkham City,” which hits stores on October 18.
Along with a copy of the game and some sort of collector’s packaging, perhaps even something similar to the Bat-case that the original “Batman: Arkham Asylum” Collector’s Edition was released in, the package will reportedly include an art book, animated material taken straight from the “Gotham Knight” artwork, early access to exclusive downloadable content (including extra Challenge maps and the ability to play as Robin) and — the highlight of the package — a premium statue from Kotobukiya. The statue and bust manufacturer has built a reputation over the past several years for their intricate anime-influenced Bishoujo, or “beautiful young girl” style interpretations of DC and Marvel’s female characters, along with more traditionally Western sculpts for male characters.
The Collector’s Edition price is $99.99 and should be available for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s available for pre-order now at both Gamestop and Best Buy’s respective websites.