Just days away from its release, Batman: Arkham Knight is generating some negative buzz for cancelling their special Batmobile themed collectors edition of the game. The Batmobile is the arguably the most exciting new feature this installment of the trilogy; fully drivable and interactive through the world of Gotham.
The set was to include a transforming Batmobile Statue, an 80 page color art book, a ‘Arkham Knight’ comic, three in-game skins from the New 52 Series, a Steelbook, and a disc copy of the game. Warner Brothers released the following statement:
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.
The changing release dates and cancellations surrounding this game may feel a bit ominous to fans, and this was surely a hard blow to those that pre-ordered the Batmobile CE. Hopefully the game will be worth the hassle! The explosive finale to the Batman: Arkham trilogy will be available June 23, 2015