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This game was released on October 21, 2011 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Batman: Arkham City Box Art

Batman: Arkham City is a highly anticipated sequel to Arkham Asylum. It picks up one year after the events of the first game, which left both the Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison damaged and unfit for use.

In the upcoming game, Quincy Sharp runs for the mayor of Gotham and wins the election. His first decision is to isolate a notorious slum district and move all inmates to this new “Arkham City”. The criminals are left to their own devices, as long as they do not attempt to escape. The situation, however, quickly gets out of hand as Two-Face plots to publicly execute Catwoman, and Batman is forced to enter the Arkham City to save her.

Like its predecessor, Batman: Arkham City is an open-word action game, with even more side missions and challenges. The game world is larger, and divided into turf zones owned by different gangs. You start with all the gadgets you’ve obtained in the previous game; there also are new ones in your arsenal, such as smoke bombs. Finally, Arkham City gives you more skill upgrade choices (33 as opposed to 20 in Arkham Asylum).

Update: Arkham City Skin Pack

If you missed the pre-order bonuses or didn’t get the skin you wanted, you can now get the full Batman: Arkham City Skins Pack DLC for an affordable price of $4.99. Includes 7 Batman costumes.

Batman: Arkham City pre-order bonuses

There are several retailer-specific DLCs and other exclusive incentives offered to those who preorder Batman: Arkham City before the launch. As much as most gamers dislike them, publishers seem to think it’s a good marketing tactic. Here’s a list of known bonuses so far:

United States

  • Amazon: $10 promotional credit, and exclusive Batman: Arkham City comic (with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions only).
  • Gamestop: exclusive Joker’s Carnival challenge map (reported 4 hours of gameplay), and a digital copy of Batman: Gotham Knight anime movie. In addition, PowerUp Rewards members get a Batman Animated Series suit.
  • Best Buy: exclusive Robin character with his own unique gadgets and moves. Playable in all challenge maps of the game, including two additional maps that are only available with Best Buy preorders (Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape).
  • Newegg: free Batman t-shirt with console versions of the game.
  • Walmart: $10 eGift card and a free copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum with console versions of the game.

United Kingdom

  • Amazon: exclusive Catwoman Steelbook edition and Batman Earth One DLC.
  • HMV: exclusive LTD edition DC Batman Arkham City comic, a LTD edition Batman Arkham City T-Shirt and a LTD edition lenticular sleeve.
  • Blockbuster: SteelBook CE of the game featuring the Penguin.
  • Tesco: Joker’s Carnival challenge map, and SteelBook case with Joker cover art.
  • exclusive 1970’s Batman Suit DLC. This store also offers a Two-Face SteelBook edition for a slightly higher price.
  • GAME: playable Robin character with two challenge maps and two costumes. This edition of the game also features Robin box art.
  • GameStop: exclusive Batman Beyond Batsuit DLC.

Batman fans will be pleased to learn that the game will also have a premium edition, packed with bonus collectibles and digital goodies.

Collector’s Edition

Batman: Arkham City - Collector's Edition

The Collector’s Edition carries a price tag of $99.99 and includes the following items:

  • Custom Batman statue produced by Kotobukiya artists
  • Collectible art book
  • Four collectible cards
  • Early access to Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns character skin
  • Bonus DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Batman: Arkham City album from WaterTower Music including original songs by hit artists, available via digital redemption

Batman: Arkham City CE is available at most retailers in the US, Europe, and Australia, so pick your favorite store to preorder.

Gameplay trailer

This HD gameplay trailer titled “Ain’t No Place for a Hero” shows some dark and disturbing environments and awesomely insane villains that you can look forward to in Arkham City.

Batman: Arkham City will be released on October 18th, 2011 in the US, 19th in Australia, and 21st in Europe for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows platforms. It is also expected to be released for the upcoming Wii U console sometime in 2012.


  • liveevil's avatar
    July 22, 2011 at 07:34

    Thanks a Million for this just found site!!! Games are making me Crazy with XBOX or PS3 and what Store (Best Buy – Walmart) ext. Again Great Site :)

  • dave's avatar
    August 1, 2011 at 07:58

    Will the joker map and robin be available as DLC later?

    • admin avatar
      September 2, 2011 at 14:14
      • GameSaj's avatar
        September 12, 2011 at 11:52

        How sure are you about that. Which do you think is the better deal, Joker carnival or Robin playable. (Gamestop or BestBuy)

        • Anonymous's avatar
          October 5, 2011 at 18:11

          Robin playable hands down. If you get Robin, you get a new character not many will get as well as two exclusive challenge maps.

  • iFrak's avatar
    September 4, 2011 at 10:30

    Walmart is offering the $10 gift card AND a free copy of Arkham Asylum GotY with pre-orders of the standard edition.

    • admin avatar
      September 4, 2011 at 12:03

      Thank you, good sir.

  • ViciousJellyfish's avatar
    September 12, 2011 at 02:25

    Newegg has pre-order for $48 with a Batman T-shirt.

  • Monster's avatar
    September 23, 2011 at 11:23

    I never liked Robin anyway, why would I want to play as him ingame. Why not pick someone else that batman teams up with.

    • Anonymous's avatar
      October 5, 2011 at 07:32

      Because Robin is awesome, just because you dont like him doesnt mean he doesnt have a huge fan base. Robin is a classic character.

      • Anonymous's avatar
        October 5, 2011 at 18:11

        They’re having Nightwing as a DLC. Can’t wait for that. I want to get as many characters as possible.

  • Him's avatar
    October 1, 2011 at 06:46

    Is the Collectors edition available in Europe?

    • Frank Boland's avatar
      Frank Boland
      October 6, 2011 at 13:09

      I want to get the Batman Beyond Skin but they wont ship to US, looking for somebody to ore-order, get the code and email it to me, they can return the game itself back to the store without any issue… email it to me @ [email protected] you rock if you could

      • Anonymous's avatar
        October 6, 2011 at 13:42

        Not 100% sure but I assume they will let you buy it afterwards (maybe few months after release).

      • Anonymous's avatar
        October 20, 2011 at 20:58

        You can get the Batman Beyond code by purchasing 1 can of NOS energy drink, using the code under the cans tab, and going on their website rewards and purchasing it with the code under the tab. This will give you the suit for basically $1.99 plus tax (the cost of the drink).

  • fan's avatar
    October 6, 2011 at 21:31

    this site is awesome thanks for the heads up information!

  • bruce's avatar
    October 6, 2011 at 21:36

    most likely all the dlc costumes will be available on the psn and xbox360 page sometime later this year. the sinestro dlc will be on the green lantern blu ray movie for those wondering, hope this helps.

  • me's avatar
    October 9, 2011 at 14:40

    You can get the animated batman from Gamestop in the US if you are part of their power play club or whatever that is.

    • me's avatar
      October 9, 2011 at 14:42

      it’s called Power Up f.y.i.

  • K. J.'s avatar
    K. J.
    October 11, 2011 at 12:02

    Hello. The Robin ad seems to say it’s “exclusive” to GameStop. But it’s definitely advertised on the Best Buy website. Basically no point in pre-ordering at Best Buy when you get Robin AND other pre-order bonuses from GameStop.

    • admin avatar
      October 12, 2011 at 16:16

      Actually, this is an ad for Gamestop in Scandinavian countries. The Swedish Gamestop site lists the Robin Pack, for example:

      I can certainly see how it can be confusing since the ad is in English… But here in the States the “Robin pack” is Best Buy exclusive. Of course, as you’ve pointed out in your other comment, you can buy it separately after the release :)

  • K. J.'s avatar
    K. J.
    October 11, 2011 at 12:12

    Not only does GameStop have the exclusives this fine website listed above, but if you become a FREE PowerUp Rewards member, you get a batman skin. I’m so torn though because it really seems like I’m going to end up with multiple copies of Batman: Arkham City. I’m a die-hard Batman fan though so that explains it a little. I’d rather buy multiple copies to get skins, in-game content, and exclusive swag than pay people on eBay. I guess I can take what I can get for my multiple copies on’s trade-in or GameStop.

  • K. J.'s avatar
    K. J.
    October 11, 2011 at 12:14

    It seems you can buy the t-shirt the Newegg pre-order offers from a Newegg-marketplace seller. I’d rather buy the t-shirt and pre-order somewhere else for DLC that’s going to cost money in the near future. Plus the t-shirt’s not going anywhere.

  • K. J.'s avatar
    K. J.
    October 11, 2011 at 12:15

    K-mart is offering a t-shirt AND $30 store-credit if you buy the game. I wonder if it’s the same T-shirt.

  • don's avatar
    October 11, 2011 at 17:52

    i thought gamestop robin dlc was only in europe not the U.S, wow this is confusing!

    • Anonymous's avatar
      October 12, 2011 at 07:31

      Well dont take my word for it, but Im pretty sure BestBuy has Robin in the U.S. not gamestop!

  • K. J.'s avatar
    K. J.
    October 12, 2011 at 11:38

    Woah! Gamestop has the Batman Skins pack list for sale with price and date available!

    Here’s the direct link to the image incase they take it down:

    And here’s the link to buying Robin and when he’ll be available (which doesn’t matter as much since you’ll get him at GameStop OR Best Buy with pre-order)

  • Batboy1230's avatar
    October 15, 2011 at 06:31

    So I’m a US PS3 player, I’m preordering the CE from Gamestop. That means I’ll get the Dark Knight skin (yay) and the animated skin (also yay) but I want the beyond skin sooooo bad. anyone know if it’ll be US DLC later? if not can someone hook a brrother up with the code? I’ll gladly trade you my Gotham Knight digital copy and the music CD for it. [email protected]

  • Batboy1230's avatar
    October 15, 2011 at 06:36

    I’m also looking for the 70’s skin and willing to trade for it as well. if it won’t be hitting DLC

  • Question's avatar
    October 17, 2011 at 16:38

    Is the walmart pre-order bonus in store or online only?

  • Rodney Davies's avatar
    Rodney Davies
    January 16, 2012 at 20:15

    Check out Collectors! Coollectors is the first Collectors Free Marketplace & Community where Collectors can Swap & Sell their Collectibles free of charge. Batman action figures can also be found here. @

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