Batman has saved the people of Gotham hundreds of times, but apparently he isn’t willing to show any mercy to my bank account: today WB Games announced that their upcoming Arkham Asylum prequel will be getting a special limited edition that’s packed with bonus material.
The $119.00 Collector’s Edition of the game will be released on the same day as the normal version of the game, on October 25th. While the game is also coming out for the PC and Wii U, the Collector’s Edition will only be sold with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
The Collector’s Edition comes with a nine-inch statue of the Joker, two plastic replicas of “evidence taken directly from the Gotham City Police Department crime lab,” several small posters (including a Batman wanted poster, and a map of Gotham city,) an 80 page artbook, and a book entitled the Assassin’s Intel Dossier, which provides detailed information on the game’s eight assassins.
It was also include a voucher for the Deathstroke Challenge pack, the day one DLC that gives players a chance to play as Deathstroke, one of the central antagonists in the game. The Challenge Pack unlocks Deathstroke as a playable character in all of Arkham Origins’ challenge maps, and also adds two new, bonus challenge maps as well. The Collector’s Edition will also come with a code to download the 1st Appearance Batman skin, which makes the in-game Batman look more like his original design from Detective Comics #27.
The Xbox 360 version of the package will come with a DVD of the documentary Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, while the PS3 bundle will also come with the Blu-Ray version. The PS3 version will also come with an exclusive Knightfall DLC pack, which contains content based on the Knightfall story arc from the comics.
I was planning to wait for a Black Friday sale on Arkham Origins, but this Collector’s Edition just has so much stuff included with it that I might have to splurge and buy it on day one… I’m already planning on getting Assassin’s Creed 4 and Pokemon X & Y in October, so my budget for that month was already definitely going to be tight, but I just can’t say no to a good deal, and the amount of cool shit in the Arkham Origin’s Collector’s Edition is too much for me to pass up.