Batman: Arkham Origins will likely be one of this holiday season’s biggest games. Warner Bros. has announced a collector’s edition worthy of a Gotham City bank heist. This premium bundle is only available on PS3 and Xbox 360 and will cost $120. Warner announced the European version last week. This one is for North America, Australia and New Zealand.
This Batman: Arkham Origins bundle will include a 9 inch Joker statue with LED effects, an 80-page artbook, a Batman wanted poster and schematic for the Batwing. Oh wait, there’s more. There is also a glow-in-the-dark map of Gotham City, a photo of Bruce Wayne’s family and an intel dossier. It includes info on the eight assassins headed to town with one mission: kill the Bat.
I’m still not finished listing all the geeky goodness in the Batman: Arkham Origins‘s Collector’s Edition. There’s a skin depicting the 1st appearance of Batman, the Deathstroke Challenge pack and a copy of Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, a feature-length documentary. It comes only in the North American version, and is narrated by Christopher Lee. Hey, he sounds like a Batman villain to begin with. PS3 owners get another tasty treat, the Knightfall Challenge Pack.
Batman: Arkham Origins takes players to an earlier time in the Caped Crusader’s career. He’s still battling mob bosses as opposed to the super psychos such as The Joker. He runs afoul of Black Mask, a mobster who takes out a bounty on Batman’s head. Eight of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins including Deadshot, Copperhead and Deathstroke come to cash on Christmas Eve. Happy holidays, Batman. WB Games Montreal is developing this game, while Rocksteady Studios works on another Batman title. Using the two developers will enable Warner to get Batman games out on an annual basis.
Batman: Arkham Origins is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC October 25. The 3DS and PlayStation Vita will get a related game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. It’s a great time to be a fan of the Dark Knight, and a bad time to be a Gotham City crook.
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