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Batman: Arkham City - Nightwing and Mad Hatter Revealed
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Just when we thought there might not be room for any more villains in Batman: Arkham City, Mad Hatter has been revealed in a video from Sony's US PS3 show Qore, which shows the fairy tale-inspired criminal with his white rabbit masked goons by his side. The full video is available to watch on YouTube.

The video also shows Poison Ivy, Mr Freeze, Two-Face, Penguin, Joker, Bane and a lot more besides. Furthermore, a post on has unveiled the first alpha images of Nightwing, who was uncovered as a pre-order bonus on our sister site, where a set of 10 DLC trophies indicate that Nightwing will have his own missions.

It's apparently being speculated that Mad Hatter might fill the role that the absence of Scarecrow has left, with hallucinatory sequences possibly making a comeback. That remains to be seen however. We'll all be able to find out very soon though, as Batman: Arkham City swoops in on October 18th in North America and October 21st in Europe.

[Via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by KRIS DETH
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 04:56:26 AM
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This game just got 100% better :D Love Mad Hatter!!

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Comment #2 by Van Dayyyyum
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 04:58:31 AM
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Game of the year potential. Seriously.

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Comment #3 by Nozza XBA
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 04:59:59 AM
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Jaw dropping. That's what'll be while playing this game!

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Comment #4 by LateralusDSOTM
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:09:16 AM
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It's almost TOO much of a good that possible?

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Comment #5 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:11:21 AM
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@2 I agree but it wont, just because its not called Call of Duty or elder scrolls, sadly you need a big name to really challlenge for GOTY

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Comment #6 by Ag3nt471986
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:13:14 AM
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i cant wait to put gears down for this

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Comment #7 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:13:57 AM
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off topic but when will the GT cards on this site update, I now have 89,000 not 86,000

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Comment #8 by kaiyo penguin
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:22:59 AM
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day one buy without a doubt. loved arkham asylum. especially the trippy shit with scarecrow. : )

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Comment #9 by Nixxor X
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:23:29 AM
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Game of the Decade.

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Comment #10 by navvy626
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:28:50 AM
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definite first day buy this game is!!

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Comment #11 by lukey26
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:50:37 AM
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Will Nightwing be a DLC for Xbox?

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Comment #12 by plum
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:52:20 AM
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Wow,this is great, u have to be stupid not to get this game

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Comment #13 by Shadow Warlock
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 06:12:40 AM
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@5 too true, Skyrim will be good but THIS is my GOTY.

I hope it does get GOTY and beats Skyrim and COD, as this game deserves it so much more.

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Comment #14 by TheGreasiestMic
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 06:16:36 AM
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Better be an opp for nightwing on xbox, loved the last game, but lack of that potential would be a dealbreaker for me, i would rather play as nightwing than batman.

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Comment #15 by Kaizoku Kaede
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 06:21:49 AM
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Omg. OMG. Nightwing has feathery-cut, pretty-boy hair. -:O It's perfect.

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Comment #16 by virgil must die
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 06:58:56 AM
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@11, i think he will, his missions have trophies so they should have achievements and if they do ,even if you dont get them as a prebook, they should still be released for everyone after a while which will rock. This game has so many different prebook items that they will have to release them at a later date for everyone!

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Comment #17 by Woody28
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:04:28 AM
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Rocksteady already said that there won't be exclusive content this time - so yes, xbox will the Nightwing DLC.
All these villians and still no Hush???

I bet he's in there somewhere....

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Comment #18 by piedudething
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:25:42 AM
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It won't get GOTY. As good as it will be. Skyrim will win it and in my opinion Skyrim deserves it more.

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Comment #19 by rancidmunkey
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:26:14 AM
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WTF! First Robin & now Nightwing. Lame! Pre order cancelled!

*Braces self for torrent of abuse*

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Comment #20 by X The Bends X
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:30:10 AM
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I'm calling it now. Best comic book game of all time right there.

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Comment #21 by tbassett
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:35:00 AM
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@19 I'm starting to agree with you. No one wants to play as Robin or Nightwing(let alone having to play as Catwoman). Plus there seems to be way too many enemies. I loved AA but this is getting a little worrisome.

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Comment #22 by Geordiefly
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:45:59 AM
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@21 - Yer but has anyone said in what capacity they will be in the game? There will more than likely be 1 or 2 major bosses running the show with the rest playing random little parts like side quests and completion stuff (riddler in AA), while others will be people you meet along the way!

Yer im not bothered about playing as robin or nightwing - would mind seeing catwoman jump around though... but it gives you more to do and more to play making it a bigger game!

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Comment #23 by JellyFox
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:51:14 AM
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@18 A game nobody has played deserves it more? That's an enlightened decision. Although Skyrim will probably get GOTY regardless if it's good or not to be fair

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Comment #24 by reclaimer8265
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:59:56 AM
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Arkham Asylum got several GOTY nods, and there were several big titles out that year. While this is a huge year for gaming, I have no doubt that this game will still be a contender.

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Comment #25 by Flibbity Floid
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 08:06:04 AM
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Nightwing looks like a more Emo Bayonetta hahahaha.

This game is only missing Commodore Schmidlapp

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Comment #26 by _Nosferatu_
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 08:13:44 AM
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Rocksteady! WHY SO AWESOME?

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Comment #27 by Jor-El
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 09:05:19 AM
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There's still plenty of villains they haven't named which could lean towards future DLC missions.

1. Firefly
2. Ventriloquiest with Scarface
3. Scarecrow
4. Hush
5. Killer Croc
6. Clayface
7. Killer Moth
8. Ras Al Ghul
9. Talia
10. Man-Bat
11. Prometheus
12. Maxie Zeus

There's even some DCU villains that can show up since they do got Deadshot & Solomon Grundy in there.

1. Deathstroke
2. Catman
3. Brother Blood
4. Chesire
5. KGBeast
6. Kobra
7. Sportsmaster
8. The Royal Flush Gang

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Comment #28 by Bajan Elite
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 09:14:06 AM
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All you people saying Skyrim will win GOTY and not Batman need to realize that there isn't just one GOTY award that's given out. Also the last Batman won multiple GOTY, even though MW2 came out the same year so #5's comment has no validation. Watch this game will win GOTY, so will Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Skyrim, AC: Revelations and maybe even BF3, I'm sure someone will give MW3 GOTY as well.

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Comment #29 by xAZURExWOLFx
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 09:21:40 AM
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Damn PS3! First Joker, now Nightwing. And I bet neither will ever be DLC, I'm still waiting on Joker from the first game.

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Comment #30 by Dabeast999
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 09:28:51 AM
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So wait, was it already confirmed that Nightwing is PS3 exculsive? I have Robin coming from my Best Buy pre-order but I would like to have all of tim drake's personas. Less than 2 WEEKS AWAY!!!

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Comment #31 by CrownlessKing
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 09:37:44 AM
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@21 @19 LOL. Not gonna buy because Robin or Nightwing? Considering Robin is only in the challenge missions and Nightwing isn't even confirmed for X-Box? Don't be morons.

This game looks rocking. I can't wait until next Tuesday!

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Comment #32 by Lord Montymort
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 09:49:57 AM
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Can't wait for this. I really hope that adding so many characters doesn't ruin it, but after Arkham Asylum I think I can trust Rocksteady to know what they are doing.

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Comment #33 by Verdinial
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 10:03:33 AM
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Nightwing looks amazing!

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Comment #34 by Dabeast999
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 10:17:16 AM
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@33 he does badass. I can only hope that Rocksteady do a shit ton of dlc ( 1 being all of those pre-order costumes) and package them into some season pass. I want extra missions with Nightwing, who hopefully doesn't turn out to be a ps3 exculsive. As much as I hate them, hell they could throw in some more challenges maps.

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Comment #35 by AXECUTIONER
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 10:23:49 AM
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@19 canceling a pre order because the game keeps announcing more content equaling more bang for your buck !? That's without a doubt the number one contender for stupid comment of the year !! SCOTY new award congrats bud !!

This game is gonna be amazing and I personally can't wait ... Enough said.

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Comment #36 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:28:51 AM
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This game didn't get 100% better, it got 200% better!!!

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Comment #37 by Crazee Irish
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:37:31 AM
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I'm just curious as to whether Clayface will make an appearance. There's a battle that would be epic...

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Comment #38 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:40:04 AM
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Man, they do like to tease! My list of games is already full this year, but I will need to pick this up as soon as I am done with all of them:-)

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Comment #39 by aosiding
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:43:15 AM
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The preorder missions better have achievements, or I will personally hack PS3 to vent my rage lol

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Comment #40 by blackout529
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:50:51 AM
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Nightwing looks like a bitch to me.

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Comment #41 by Earth Djinn
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:02:11 PM
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You can tell that all the people complaining about Robin and Nightwing being playable don't know anything about the comics.

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Comment #42 by SiL3NtKi7L
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:13:20 PM
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Am I the only one who think that Nightwing kinda looks like Raiden ??

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Comment #43 by WREQUIEM
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 01:57:13 PM
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raiden is old and has a straw hat silly

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Comment #44 by xXSooperdaveXx
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:05:20 PM
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@42 u mean the mad hatter looks like raiden?

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Comment #45 by xXSooperdaveXx
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:07:42 PM
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@ 7

u have to log out and log in using all lower case letters and it should do it. look under FAQ theres a forum on it

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Comment #46 by Electron329
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:15:06 PM
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@42, everyone must realize that no matter how great the Metal Gear series may be, the Mortal Kombat Raiden will Always be the default Raiden and any other Raiden needs to be specified ;p

Can't wait for this game though!

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Comment #47 by Star Collapse
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:20:19 PM
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@43 Guess you never played MGS.

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Comment #48 by SgtJohnson_2007
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:24:13 PM
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I think this game will be amazing. They're really working hard to bring more content then the last game which was a bit short but still really good. Personally I like the fact that batman has his work cut out for him again. I mean he is batman...he will be fine with all those foes. And nightwing? Awesome. And to an earlier post, I hope they put scarecrow in. He is my absolute favorite villain.

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Comment #49 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:26:18 PM
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What do people mean by 'It's not good enough to be GOTY'

surely a GOTY award is ENTIRELY opinionated.

People should play their own games and decide which is their OWN GOTY.

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Comment #50 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 03:11:29 PM
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I'm so excited for Mad Hatter, but I think Nightwing looks rather emo...

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Comment #51 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 03:26:38 PM
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Imma pwn mad hatter =3.

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Comment #52 by anthoni
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 03:50:26 PM
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isnt maxi zeus in this game?????

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Comment #53 by LickableLemons7
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 04:23:18 PM
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Comment #54 by Verdinial
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 04:40:02 PM
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@43 - Raiden as in MK isn't the only Raiden there is. Ever heard of MGS friendo?

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Comment #55 by piedudething
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:07:27 PM
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@23 Yes. Batman will be fun but once you beat the story once it has no replay value except collecting crap. Skyrim which is a game where you can just do whatever you want for however long before even touching the main story. And then even once beaten you can just start with a completely different character. And like some others have said I'm afraid of how many villians they are adding. AA had good face time with all the villians. There are going to be quite a few "Pop-up and beat the shit out of me and never see me again" bosses.

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Comment #56 by Kaskade
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:15:04 PM
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Nightwing's hair looks like he stepped out of a casting call for Final Fantasy lols

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Comment #57 by RoseSymphony
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 08:43:56 PM
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The Mad Hatter sort of reminds me of American McGee's version. They're both tall, lanky, and really imposing. :V

Have I said "SQUEEEE" because of the Hatter reveal yet? Oh shucks, I don't think I have. SQUEEEEEEEEE.

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Comment #58 by DanielH
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:02:14 PM
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already bought Batman Arkham City COLLECTORS EDITION.

can't wait: 10/18/11

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Comment #59 by xXPR0PL4Y3RXx
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 01:21:12 AM
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Batwing looks pretty badass.

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Comment #60 by Chrispy Duck
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 05:50:52 PM
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Mad Hatter! Hell yeah!

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Comment #61 by rancidmunkey
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 05:02:14 AM
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@35 How is more bang for your buck when you have to pay for the extra content?

Silly billy!

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