‘Batman: Arkham City’ Skins, Available As Pre-Order Bonus & DLC Later
Since his 1939 appearance in the 27th issue of Detective Comics, Batman has had an iconic range of different looks, batsuit wise that is. With each unique design a time-stamp of The Dark Knight’s long historic career as the defender of Gotham City and one of DC Comic’s best-established figures the world over.
Coming soon in Batman: Arkham City, you’ll have an opportunity to relive those moments with special skins that allow you suit up Bats in the classic costume of your choosing. Aside from the Batman: Year One skin shown above, already announced are five additional-content outfits, including one that dresses up Batman as his Animated Series counterpart — those eyes… they… they stare into your soul…
Whoa… umm, where was I? Oh yes! Here’s a wonderful image that depicts all the current skins announced so far for Batman: Arkham City.
From left to right:
- Batman Beyond
- The Dark Knight Returns Batman
- Batman Earth One
- 1970′s Batman
- The Animated Series Batman
- The Arkham City Batman
Each special Batman skin will be available as a pre-order gift, but only certain costumes will be given at corresponding retailers. Meaning that from which reliable retailer you choose to reserve Batman:Arkham City at, you’ll receive that exact Batsuit as a bonus. We don’t know for sure yet which skin will be available at which retailer — yet it’s mostly likely you’ll see them at a GameStop near you.
And even if you don’t happen to get one around the pre-order period, I’m sure, just as the exclusive Arkham Ayslum challenge maps were eventually made available for purchase – in time — so should these super cool costumes.
Update: “The offer that we’re making out with retailers for gamers is, this is an early access opportunity for you, down the track [the skins] will be available more broadly.” — Rocksteady’s marketing manager Dax Ginn
See! I told you so! You should really listen to me more often. Who knows, maybe my recent scuttlebutt about the PlayStation Vita’s release date will be proven true. Even though I didn’t come up with the rumor and only reported on it… but my point still stands, whatever that is.