A Look at Arkham City’s Collector’s Edition

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 20, 2011 in Comic Books, Videogames |

Batman Arkham City Collectors Edition

Last night, we posted the teaser for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rising. Though I’m excited for the film, it’s not the only Batman title I’m looking forward to. Later this year, Warner Brothers and Rocksteady Games will be releasing their long-awaited sequel to 2009’s Arkham Asylum, titled Batman: Arkham City. The sequel features a larger cast of villains, larger areas, tougher puzzels, and even the ability to play as Catwoman and Robin for portions of the game.  What’s more, Warner Brothers just released the details for their special collector’s edition. In addition to the game, the $99 set will include a custom Batman statue from Kotobukiya, a collectible Arkham City art book, access to the Iceberg Lounge challenge map, a unique Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in-game skin, an official soundtrack, collectible cards, and finally a copy of the Gotham Knight anime which, if you recall, was produced by some of the same studios who worked on The Animatrix — though, I’m told it’s much better than that.

It’s a lot of money for a Collector’s Edition, but I imagine it’ll be worth the price. Just looking at the collectible statue, I’d estimate the value to be around $50 to $65 by itself. In fact, they usually price their bishoujo figures at $65 and those appear to be smaller in scale than the figure shown in this set. Throw in the value of the game, and the collector’s set has already paid for itself. The downloadable content will likely be priced between $5 – $10 each at some point. As for the art book and soundtrack CD, I can’t really appraise the value without getting my hands on them. The game should hit store shelves on October 18th.

Batman Arkham City Collector's Edition Figure 1

Batman Arkham City Collector's Edition Figure 2

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, several outlets he’s written for include the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator, and the collectible toy culture site Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com.

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