Japan Gets A Different Statue With Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition

By Ishaan . August 4, 2011 . 8:30am

In the U.S. and Europe, the Batman: Arkham City collector’s edition comes with a statue produced by Kotobukiya, which we reported on about two weeks ago.  Here’s a picture:


Similarly, Japan, too, will get a figure alongside their limited edition, but Famitsu.com describe it as an “original colour variant” and provide a picture:



Japan’s collectors edition also comes with unspecified downloadable content, a booklet, and postcards. The game releases in Japan on November 23rd.

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  • The colored one looks the nicest. It’d look better yet if it was the 70s Batman with the blue hood/cape and the yellow backdrop on the Batman symbol. :P


  • nyobzoo

    so we have to paint our own batman figurine :(

  • If there was a Japanese re-dub, I’m imagining Fujiwara Keiji as the Joker, like how he did Jake Martinez in Tiger & Bunny.

    • Aoshi00

      Fujiwara Keiji actually did dub Joker (Heath Ledger) in Dark Knight, and Batman was dubbed by Dan Tomoyuki (Kisame in Naruto), he also dubbed Bale in Terminator Salvation  :)  I have only watched Batman Begins in Jpn though.. I imagine he could sound pretty demented..  I don’t think there would be a Jpn dub for the game though, they didn’t do it for Arkham Asylum… btw, Joker was voiced by Aono Takeshi (Kami in DB) in the Animated Series.

      The B&W one looks cool like the cover art, but I prefer the color one if I could choose..

      • …Wow. Dan Tomoyuki? That villainous Weather Dopant from Kamen Rider W as Batman?! Now you’re making me want to import a Japanese Dark Knight DVD.

        In retrospect, that Joker role might have been what landed Fujiwara the Jake Martinez role.

        • Aoshi00

          I never watched Kamen Rider W or Tiger & Bunny, but Dan Tomoyuki was a good Batman, he sounded very just, not as raspy and crazy sounding as Christian Bale’s whispering lol…

          You might not need to import, if you get a US blu-ray that’s released late enough, it might include the Jpn track when you pop into your PS3 and changed the blu-ray language in setting..  Only WB blu-rays are like that.  I have like the Matrix collection and Potter 1-6 set and many other WB US blu-rays and they have the Jpn tracks too, my Batman Begins blu-ray as well, but not Dark Knight because I bought that shortly after release..

          • I see. Thanks for the tips.

          • Aoshi00

            No prob, the only blu-ray movies I’ve imported were Interview w/ the Vampire (I wanted to hear Suzuoki Hirotaka’s Tom Cruise lol) and Terminator Salvation for $30 each.. then later I leared that the US ver of WB blu-rays might have the Jpn track too.. I tried testing a lot of them, most do but not all of them..  It’s pretty neat for a US blu-ray to have the extra Jpn track :) 

            BTW, the original Batman movie blu-ray set also had Jpn tracks, it was fun listening to different people voicing Batman.. very good Jpn dub (Jiraiya was Knox in the first one lol)


  • Okay we get the black and white statue while japan get the painted one. Well I like the black and white one.

  • thebanditking

    I prefer the painted one, but as much as I love Batman I am not getting this edition. Its better then the last one but they don’t give you a box to put your game disc in, rather it looks like it sits in the sleeve of the mini art book. No box no sale.

    • BTA

      Whoah, they’re really doing that? That seems like a pretty odd choice…

    • hush404

      Ugh… why would they do that? That’s stupid. If anything they should be packing in a steelbook (I love steelbook :P). Castlevania CE is too big for my self already… and I’m not sitting a giant batman thing on it either…

  • Yamaneko22

    I prefer the painted one too. The black and white feels a bit incomplete imo…

  • Ahmed Hozayen

    The colored one looks cool but i prefer the noir.

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