If you’re a massive Bat-fan and were hoping to get your hands on the most elite version of his upcoming video game, we have some bad news for you.
According to a report from Kotaku, the extremely limited Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition — which was supposed to include a pretty massive transformable Batmobile statue along with several other collectible perks — has been canceled by WB Games less than a week ahead of the release of the highly anticipated game. Emails sent out to fans who had pre-ordered this version of the game were sent by a handful of retailers notifying them that their orders had been canceled, and it didn’t take long for WB themselves to release an official statement on the matter. They said,
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.
Upon the announcement of the game’s Batmobile Edition back in September, retailers were inundated with orders and it sold out very quickly. Alongside the Batmobile Edition of the game was to be a “Limited Edition,” which ran for half the price but included all of the extras except, of course, the eponymous Batmobile. Still, fans hoping to get even the Limited Edition of the game will have difficulty, since its sold out at many retailers as well.
Project Triforce — the designers of the Batmobile statue that was the cause of the pre-orders as well as the cancellation of this edition — has yet to make any official comment on the matter. Their Twitter page has many angry tweets in their direction about this incident, but their response is to get in contact with two specific email addresses for further information.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on June 23rd. For more on the game, including a full review shortly after release, keep it locked on GeekNation.
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