Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City US Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed
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A couple of Batman: Arkham City's pre-order incentives for US retailers have popped up on the game's official site, giving an idea of the kind of items we can expect if and when more surface in the run up to the game's release in October.

Offering pre-order links to, WalMart, Best Buy and GameStop on the site, only the latter two US retailers currently have bonus pre-order content on show. Best Buy is bundling a 'Combo Pack' with its pre-orders, which could be either extra moves or a burger meal, whereas GameStop is offering the 'Joker's Carnival' challenge map, which sounds good.

These are US-only pre-order incentives for now, but they could well end up being snapped up by retailers in other territories too. We would hope. And that's about it for now. No doubt more pre-order based details will crop up soon.

Batman: Arkham City is set to swoop in on October 18th, 2011 in North America and October 21st in Europe.

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Comment #1 by W1cked Seraph
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:08:36 AM
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Sweet planned on picking this up on launch day anyway

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Comment #2 by menoknow 88
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:08:47 AM
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wow just another reason to get this game

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Comment #3 by xbfrittsox360
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:12:31 AM
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Man I wanted some awesome gadget that would let me see through walls or something, then I would pre-order.

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Comment #4 by Alpha Monarch
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:19:38 AM
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Hopefully this promotion will come to CANADA

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Comment #5 by RTRD_Mayhem
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:20:35 AM
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as i still wait for a Batarang collectible. asses. the movie thing would be cool........if i didnt own all of them! MAYBE::::::: they should through in a coupon or a FREE Dark Knight Rises DVD when it comes out, or free theater ticket. filming in the Burgh, rep rep represent!!!!!

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Comment #6 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:23:47 AM
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should come to uk
amazon usually does world wide pre order bonuses, and gamestop and Game usually get same stuff
only concern is that all these stores will offer different pre order bonuses, i hate it when i only want to buy 1 copy of the game but there are essentially 5 different version or pre order bonuses out there

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Comment #7 by TimTam AU
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:33:48 AM
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I want to see the collectors edition.

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Comment #8 by Baihu1983
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:33:54 AM
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Hate this stuff, just give EVERYONE the same content. One person should not miss out on somthing just because they like to shop elsewhere.

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Comment #9 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:34:59 AM
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not a big fan of the challenge maps, and i sucked at the fighting anyway (that final boss fight in the first game made me break a joypad), so big fat meh to those 2 pre-order bonuses from me, i'll get the game where ever it's cheapest.

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Comment #10 by _Nosferatu_
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:40:13 AM
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Okay, nice, but what about the rest of the world?

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Comment #11 by Fueled By RC
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:58:03 AM
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I want a special edition announcement. Stupid DC Universe online got a sweet Batman figure. Give us something like that, or maybe an actual Batarang, or a model of the Batmobile.

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Comment #12 by dsgt
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:11:31 AM
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@3, have you played the first game? You can sorta see through walls in detective mode already...
@11, the batarang was in the previous S, but the batmobile would be nice.

OT: I'm waiting for a European pre-orderbonus.

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Comment #13 by TNT LotLP
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:15:10 AM
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The rest of the world? I don't think most americans have heard of that.

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Comment #14 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:21:06 AM
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Im sure the UK will get some thing aswell. Can't wait for this :D

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Comment #15 by ken0261
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:36:38 AM
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Comment #16 by ken0261
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:37:50 AM
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@13 [edit]


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Comment #17 by TrishTheDish
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:44:17 AM
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The.... the challenge maps are coming back then? Oi.

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Comment #18 by batboy
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:46:03 AM
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looks like there are going to be the dreaded challenge maps, hopefully not as bad as shock and awe

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Comment #19 by Ragnarok1986
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:58:05 AM
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Cant wait :D

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Comment #20 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:58:56 AM
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One day before my b-day. Still, I will probably have to give it a pass. Will be busy playing Gears 3 and hoping Uncharted 2 comes out around that time too.

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Comment #21 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:12:33 AM
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Sounds kinda lame, but Arkham City doesn't need any more reasons for me to buy it.

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Comment #22 by poheroe
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:17:55 AM
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can't wait for this game. did anybody post that?

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Comment #23 by Woody28
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:36:03 AM
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@8. I totally agree with that. It sucks how we miss out on certain content just because we don't pre-order from a certain store.
I got the Arkham Asylum collectors edition and I'm ashamed to say I was disappointed. Of course the game was epic! But that's about it. Even the collectible batarang (ugh!) looked like something a high schooler made in woodshop class. It was shit! Hardly something worthy of collecting.
I don't normally buy collectors editions, because most the time they're disappointing. Here's hoping Arkham City offers something special and fresh!

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Comment #24 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:36:36 AM
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If it's not a comic book, I don't care. All the DLC should become available - I hate exclusive shit! -
Cant wait for the announcement of a collectors edition! - hopefully it will do better than the first's - Which to be honest sucked cheap monkey balls! lol

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Comment #25 by tdogg769
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:45:22 AM
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I agree with you #8, but the problem with that is stores and there idea for you to buy it from them is to give special content..I don't like it either trust me, but for the business standpoint, I see why they do it..that or most people wait for a "Game of the Year" edition to get all of it but it isn't fair I agree

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Comment #26 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 10:37:35 AM
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I would think a nice preorder bonus would be (another) re-release of The Killing Joke along with it. I'd gladly shell out the dough even though I have the original and the re-release. I would be enticed to more comic-games if they offered an official comic or graphic novel. It wasn't any means fantastical but I enjoyed the Darksiders mini-GN that came with it.

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Comment #27 by Lord Yamikage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 10:40:40 AM
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Where is the Batmobile!!!!????

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Comment #28 by mjc0961
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 11:09:01 AM
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I am so sick of this bonus pre-order content crap. Why can't I just buy a game and get all the content regardless of where I make my purchase?

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Comment #29 by Shadow Warlock
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 11:34:04 AM
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Meh I've already been told by my local games shop that it's been confirmed the UK will be getting a special collectors edition with some pretty awesome stuff inside it, no one knows what it's gonna come with.

Some awesome rumours going round though, things such as a Joker bust and playing cards etc.

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Comment #30 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 01:06:36 PM
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@ 28 - I've always looked at them like a loyalty bonus in a way. Those who are dedicated get a small reward. The bonus incentives aren't generally anything that give you the balls to the walls edge in the game or anything anyway. Most of the time it's something like a figure, piece of concept art, booklet, etc. Even so, I enjoy games for what they are and base my opinion and such on the game itself. Not an incentive. As I said, it's not that integral so why bother getting bothered? I've played many games where I couldn't preorder or bought it a month later and still enjoyed 'em just as much.

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Comment #31 by xCGIx PUNISHER
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 02:29:25 PM
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Now I'm just waiting for the announcement of a special edition of some kind.

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Comment #32 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 02:46:27 PM
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@29 Wow playing cards. How original.

I would laugh if the PS3 ended up with that exclusive Joker stuff again or w/e it was.

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Comment #33 by RBmaster9345
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 03:02:05 PM
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Figures they'd do a pre-order bonus. Arkham 1 did

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Comment #34 by Olley64
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 03:07:54 PM
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Can't wait la...........

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Comment #35 by GaminFanatic
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 03:20:42 PM
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Good thing i just got a bunch of store credit at Gamestop, i can tell i'm gonna need it for all the games coming out this year.

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Comment #36 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 03:44:53 PM
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@ DocoPopodop - I thought that Joker exclusive was weak sauce. My buddy got it and I didn't see the big draw aside from the overzealous Joker hype from Ledgers death. He was good but after the passing, I still hold Nicholson in higher regards. THey both brought 2 integral parts of the Joker to the table but in retrospect, Jack hit both nails on the head with display visually and vocally. Back on game point, I dunno...Joker (except for animated stuff b/c you gotta keep the kiddies tuned in) never struck me as an acrobatic type and seeing him in Challenge rooms like so just didn't stick well. And the gun thing was just cliche. This was Batmans big game comeback and while I praise Hamil for his pristine vocal work as the Joker, it was still The Dark Knights return and he should've gotten 110% of the glory. Just my thought though. But then again, you love me for me and I like you for cheeseburgers. Nooch.

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Comment #37 by Shadow Warlock
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 04:03:31 PM
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@32 the fact is, Batman is the one game were playing cards actually fit in, considering the Jokers calling card is actually a Joker card.

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Comment #38 by solo07
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 04:04:14 PM
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Hope there's gonna be some kind of special edition.

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Comment #39 by PuttyGod
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 08:25:12 PM
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If all goes well, this game is gonna be legendary.
I'm really not a fan of preorder bonuses, especially if I end up missing out on a level or something, but for the most part, if I want the bonus, I just hop on and preorder for no money at all and just go for in-store pickup. Those "give us $5-$10" preorder approaches are bullshit. You can have my money when I have my game.
Okay, now onto the really serious stuff... Games with MULTIPLE preorder bonuses that are unique or exclusive to certain retailers is absolute mother fucking bullshit. I shouldn't have to scour ebay or call a store and lie about not getting my code (:P) just to appease my OCD and get the complete product. I was so upset about how ME2 did it (and most of those items STILL haven't made it into premium content packs), thank God that MS fucked up and had them all available for free, completely unprotected. They fixed it, but I'm an insomniac, so I saw a thread about it, grabbed all of the urls and posted them shits in as fast as I could. I felt quite good about that. RDR had multiple bonuses, too, but thankfully most of them were stupid and/or extraneous to me. I just got my Deadly Assassin outfit which is damn sexy... On JOHN Marston.. Implied spoiler alert.
Oh and it's a good thing I preordered Dead Space 2 in time to get that rivet gun..... /supreme sarcasm. That is one of the single most useless weapons I've seen in a game in a loooong time.

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Comment #40 by NUROK
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:43:16 PM
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hope we can play as joker this time

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Comment #41 by Flibbity Floid
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 12:21:59 PM
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@ 39 - LOL That rivet gun was a joke wasn't it??? I was pissed I couldn't even sell it for credits in the game. The Zealot stuff was more than worth it as well as the Hacker Suit and Contact Beam from beating the XBLA game. Again, free in game stuff is always great. Was also stoked that the Zealot suit transfers to the Severed DLC while the rest doesn't. Helped a lot on Zealot mode for that but was still miffed I couldn't start with New Game+. Zealot on Severed has to be done from scratch.

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Comment #42 by The fake chow
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 08:15:43 AM
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Day one for me. Looks great!

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Comment #43 by Rastaman20
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 11:34:19 AM
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heres 1 reason i dont want to buy this game

1. its lets u free roam arkham city......WITHOUT THE FUCKING BATMOBILE !!!!!!!
that my friends is fuckin bullshit what is batman doin gliding and running everywhere? he has multiple vehicles for a damn reason!!!! lol

and that my 2 cents on the matter

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Comment #44 by WhItExNiNjA04
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 10:23:52 PM
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Im gonna buy this game the second it comes out it looks awsome

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Comment #45 by Reddazrael
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 09:39:26 AM
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"Best Buy is bundling a 'Combo Pack' with its pre-orders, which could be either extra moves or a burger meal,"

Thanks for the laugh this morning.

I was never a huge fan of the challenge maps, to be honest, so I'll probably go with the burger bonus so far as pre-orders go.

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Comment #46 by BatmanPwnsAll
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 07:50:48 PM
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Don't you remember in the 1st one? It send Bane off the edge lol.

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Comment #47 by BatmanPwnsAll
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 07:59:54 PM
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I wonder what Gamestop will have for us if we preorder it

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Comment #48 by boberthavok
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 11:21:46 AM
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The ad for Best Buy this week says you get two Robin Challange maps for preordering from them. Wal-Mart you get a 10 dollar E-Gift Card and Nothing from Target or Toys R Us yet.

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