Batman: Arkham City collector's editions explained

We outline the different editions you'll be presented with when you go to buy or preorder Batman: Arkham City.

Batman: Arkham City is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and to capitalize on the hype, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Australia naturally has a couple of goodies up its sleeves for those willing to spend a bit more.

The general Batman: Arkham City collector's edition will be available across multiple retailers, and it goes for A$149.95. Inside of the box, you'll find a copy of the game, early access to the Iceberg Lounge Challenge map, and the Batman: Dark Knight skin. Additional content that doesn't directly change the game includes a Batman statue, art book, four collectable cards, and a copy of the Batman: Gotham Knight film.

Now this is where it might get a bit confusing for consumers because both JB Hi Fi and EB Games also have their own unique special editions and incentives. The JB Hi Fi offering sees players getting exclusive access to the Tim Drake Robin skin to play in Challenge mode, two exclusive Challenge mode maps, and the Red Robin skin.

EB Games, on the other hand, has a slightly beefier offer, giving punters a limited edition steel case, one Challenge mode map, the 1970's Batman skin, and a copy of the Batman Under the Red Hood animated movie.

The good news is that both JB Hi Fi and EB Games are offering their unique editions for the same price as the regular game, which ranges in the mid- to high-A$90 mark, depending on which retailer you choose.

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Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

Rocksteady should've put all the skins as a downloadable pack on the PSN that way everyone in the world as all the skins. Instead of buying the same game 10 times

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

I find the Colletor's Edition pointless considering I OWN both animated movies. So it will be a waste of money on my part. The skins would be awesome if it was all DLC in every region that way everyone wins. I will get the collector's edition only for the cool Batman statue. I'm a big batman fan. Batman is so cool.

Wardishy
Wardishy

I've never heard of either of these retailers lol.

Havokk
Havokk

Looks like great stuff. Pity its not available for the PC.

gogmagog4
gogmagog4

You get Batman Beyond And earth one and red robin at gamestop

bigjoe8181
bigjoe8181

145$ u.s.??? for kiddie stuff???? come on rocksteady don't go down that path...i mean i'm a big batman fan but that's a bit much for some skins that should already be in the game and movies i've already seen ...i went on a leap of faith with batman AA as batman games always sucked in the past but still bought it on the first day it came out...here i thought i'd get something from the pre-order but noooo i have to pay 2 days's salary for some stuff that's useless in the main game....that's kinda lame, sorry that's my opinion and i'll take the regular edition please...thx

yoda101280
yoda101280

Pft, they're on crack if they think I'd pay $150 for this offering. A skin that you can only use in challenge maps and other stuff that's useless to any socialized adult. Far as the movie choice, Under the Red Hood is on Netflix, I can watch that any time.

Roger4kk
Roger4kk

Im a big Batman fan so I whould love it but no retailer in my county neither store on online store have listed to get the collector version blast Rocksteady!

ParappaDeAmigo
ParappaDeAmigo

I usually steer clear of Collecter's Editions but I'm making an exception for Batman:AC because I loved the last game so much

videogamer008
videogamer008

this game is really really and i mean really incredibly awesome... i just loved arkham asylum and i am going to buy this one too. i hope you guys kep going fouurth with batman.

seed7alfa
seed7alfa

are all these exclusive or will be available later on?

Frimmel
Frimmel

Can I get an edition from somebody with just all the 'game' stuff- all the extra skins and challenge maps. I don't want cards, and statues and art books and DVDs (probably not even Blu-ray) of movies I've already seen. I want all of the GAME. I'd even be willing to eat a slight (less than $10 dollars) price increase for that.

twztid13
twztid13

hate that you'd have to spend over A$300 to get it all. darn stingy publishers. they either don't get fans, or get them too well & want to make sure they have to buy multiple copies.

cbb1018
cbb1018

Im just going to stick with best buys robin pack

HT003
HT003

i would much rather have the batman earth one costume

isshiah
isshiah

i've seen gotham knight, but i don't want the 70's costume. if only one retailer had the batman beyond suit. i think i'll go with JB, though, as i'd like to get robin's maps.

startazz
startazz

@ couly, i hear you lound and clear mate as i've got tens years on you,buy i could always give the statue to my little grandson ;-) can't wait for this game as it looks better and better everytime i see a video of it,it's going to be mental.

couly
couly

I'd like to get the CE but without the statue, I'm 36!

blaqphantom
blaqphantom

If i wasn't getting the CE for cheap from ozgameshop i would totally want the steelbook edition cos of the case and under the red hood is better than gotham knight.

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

Wow.. so much to chose from .. Under the Red Hood was a better movie than Gotham Knight.. The statue looks awesome too ! This easily is the biggest game of the year.. no doubt.

marlobc
marlobc

Amazing game,amazing super hero amazing editions:)