One of the many editions offered for “Batman: Arkham Knight” will no longer be rolled out. This edition, dubbed the Batmobile Edition, is one meant for hardcore fans.
This edition was priced at $200 and was slated only for console platforms. Apart from the game, the edition also included an art book, a steel bookcase, New 52 skins and a limited edition downloadable-content (DLC) comic.
It was hoped that its main selling point would be a transformable Batmobile, created by TriForce. However, over at the official Rocksteady forums, the developer broke the news that the Batmobile Edition has been cancelled.
“We are not able to release the Batmobile Collector’s Edition of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of this extremely limited run of product,” said Rocksteady.
This was in response to a fan who had posted an email from the retailer stating that the collector’s edition is no longer rolling out. The developer said a full refund is waiting for those who have preordered this collection. There is also an option to transfer the deposited fund to another edition.
Those who did preorder may still want to go ahead and purchase a different edition of “Batman: Arkham Knight.” Rocksteady has also announced that it will be giving away for free the 52 skin pack, which includes Batman, Nightwing and Robin.
Another reason to still get “Batman: Arkham Knight” is the confirmation that all of the various retailer-exclusive DLCs will still be available to either the Premium Edition or the Season Pass of the game. PC Gamer reports that the supposedly exclusive DLC for preordering “Batman: Arkham Knight” at GameStop is actually more of a timed-exclusive, early access offer.
These DLCs will include the Red Hood Story Pack from GameStop, the Wayne Tech Booster Pack from Best Buy and the Gotham’s Future Skin Pack from Steam. The timed exclusivity ends sometime in August or September. In Warner Bros’ statement, however, the company did mention that the content will be received throughout the following six months of rollout for additional content for “Batman: Arkham Knight”; it is not yet known when they will be available.