Sad news for die hard Rocksteady/Batman Arkham fans who are planning to score the highly anticipated “Batmobile Edition” of the upcoming Batman: Akham Knight game. It is apparently cancelled globally, just one week before its release next week (23 June). All existing pre-orders will be receiving refunds. The game will still be released on time, but geeks won’t be able to display that fine looking Batmobile statue on their shelves.
It looks to be due to quality issues from the manufacturer, Project Triforce. A real pity though, I was looking forward to this edition. But hey, at least we still have the limited edition PlayStation 4 console coming.
Here is the official statement from Warner Bros.:
Dear Batman: Arkham Fans,
We regret to inform you that 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. We are deeply apologetic for this unfortunate outcome. If you did pre-order the Batmobile Collector’s Edition, please go to the retail location where you pre-ordered the product and you will receive a full refund of your deposit or it can be rolled over to another Batman: Arkham Knight edition or another product of your choice. We will be providing everyone who purchases Batman: Arkham Knight with the New 52 skin pack, including Batman, Robin and Nightwing, free of charge.
Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.