Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura Has Designed A Batman Figurine

By Spencer . July 23, 2014 . 6:35pm

Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has designed a Batman figurine under the “Variant Play Arts Kai” label. Square brought the figurine with them to Comic-Con, and we got a good look at it. Here’s a few snaps we shot:





That certain does look cool. A little bit like the armoured suits from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, perhaps? Square’s line-up of Variant Play Arts figurines has always been particularly impressive. The previous batch of figurines under this label looked fantastic, too.

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  • AuraGuyChris

    Hello there, KHIII Final Boss…

  • Ryudo9

    Batman Zone of the Enders Fantasy

  • Quite over the top but neat. Batman meets Keyblade Armor.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Needs more zippers and belts.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    And that’s how you kill an eight year old.

  • Kroz

    so….Batmans parents were Diablos and Bahamut
    it all makes sense now

  • RagingTiger44

    Now make him secret boss in Kingdom Hearts.

    • James Todd

      that would be sick

  • He traded belts and zippers for sharp and pointy.

  • Desk

    that’s not batman

  • TheGunheart

    …I hope this will be an Arkham Knight skin.

  • 愛憎

    Not enough belts for Nomura.

  • Aisha Lee

    Dark Knight job class meets Gotham’s Dark Knight… I can dig it.

  • Smokefall

    What the heck is happening with that cape? The rest is pretty cool.

  • Ok Nomura, now go right back to your room and just come out when FFXV and KHIII is finished! YOU’RE BUSY, BUSY, BUSY MAN!

  • UltraGunner

    Bats looks like a villain from Kamen Rider with this outfit

  • harmonyworld


  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Yeah. Not liking this one bit. This ain’t my Batman. I don’t what Nomura see’s but I think he should just stick to what he knows.

  • fool

    sort of looks like FF dragoon armour

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    I think this is pretty effing sick.

  • colorblindnightmare


  • Raziel Kõbe
  • Land of Green Pasture

    Bahatmun : Now with Mega Batarang and Arkham Flare

    EDIT : Now I just saw kamen rider Kiva…

    • tubers

      Bahatmun lol

    • Can we get Square to get a hold of the Batman license for just one game? I want this.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Jrocy247

    Man…while it does look cool from a prespective…It’s kinda over doing it with the design….Seriously…

  • AceEsper

    What the hell? It looks awesome, but I can’t comprehend but- screw it, shutting up before I hurt my brain.

  • Chaos_Knight

    He reminds me of Kamen Rider Dark Kiva. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the inspiration.


  • SerendipityX

    Pfft…Almost choked on my food when I saw this. I respect Nomura but no, this looks terrible. Looks more like a summon monster, Bahamut to be more specific. What the hell is up with those claw arm thingys? Lol

  • Warboss Aohd

    i’m not sure what to say.

  • Morningstar

    That befinely looks Bat-ass *rimshot*

    I wonder if this suit will shw in other Batman media. I could see it as an Elseworlds thing or maybe something for Batman Beyond

  • Rohan Kishibe

    Where are the belts???

  • MrRobbyM

    Oh My Gawd

  • Seth Rich

    It looks really cool, but looks nothing like the bat. More like what if the Batmobile was a transformer.

  • WhyWai

    How can you call that Batman? more like Man-Bat

    • Janrabbit

      I prefer Banmat

  • Johnathan Lenig-Lopez

    I call foul. This Batman doesn’t have enough belts or zippers to be done by Nomura.

    On a more serious note, I like it. It reminds me of Terry from Batman Beyond using keyblade armor.

  • Kuromadou

    really guys, belts joke still applied ? i never find those jokes funny anymore, because i never see the overused belts thingy nowadays

  • Bur


    • kmantle

      And zippers. Don’t forget the zippers

  • Spider-Man

    Edgeman. Give him a Keyblade.

  • chroma816

    Just like the article said, the first thing that came to mind were the BBS Keyblade Warrior armors. Which is not a complaint.

  • Naruto

    It looks like Batman is going to be the next keyblade master.

  • Black Heaven

    Looks. So. Awesome.

    The design… reminds me of the old FF villains, or some kind of pumped up magitek armor. They should make him a weapon too. A keyblade named Dark Knight sounds nice.

  • d19xx

    I got cut just looking at those pics…

  • Izzeltrioum

    Inomata Mutsumi vs Nomura Tetsuya for the Belts and Zippers award.

  • darke

    Bit more of a “What if Batman was a Kamen Rider?” then a batman-batman. :P

    • Suzaku

      Well, the Play Arts Kai Variant line of figures are all suitably Japanified with powered armor and the like.

  • TheManWithPants

    Batman in Keyblade Armor. Badass.

  • thrak

    What are those things on his chest?..Eyes?…Then look closely at his head and especially that red symbol on it….It is something really familiar… Guys, there is a very japanese joke hidden in this design :)

    • Black Heaven

      If you use enough imagination, the details on his chest armor may give off as something like a face pattern (eyes & nose) if that’s what you meant.

      The red symbol on his helmet is a very stretched bat etching…

      I fail to see this “Joke” that you are seeing. Mind spelling it out to us? *_*

      • thrak

        The face pattern kind of reminds me of KILL LA KILL, that’s what the joke is XD And when you look closely, the eyes on the chest…they are there

        • Janrabbit

          errrr…. no.

          • thrak

            1) It was a joke on my side
            2) There is a certain similiarity…I am not sure about the extent of it, but yeah.
            3) I could care less about Batman, to be honest. What I am doing in this thread?…I don’t know what he is. Kinda interested in Nomura but whatever

  • David_c

    kamen rider bat-man

  • 07thCrow

    Kinda looks more like a metallic bunnysuit than a bat…

  • anthony apduhan

    Continuing to stare while mouth drips…

  • DudeJericho

    This looks so awesome! Batman x ZOE

  • DudeJericho

    This looks so awesome! Batman x ZOE

  • Armageddon

    So this is what batman would look like if he was FF. Add to dissidia pls XD.

  • Zia Luthfie Ramadhan

    Just shut up and take my money…

  • P4ine

    looks so nomuraesque!!

  • DragonSix

    Looks awesome, I’d want it in an Arkham game.

  • majestix1988

    combination of diablos lookalike with keyblade armor feature awesome

  • black_messiah9000

    Looks like if the Shredder merged with Batman.

  • That’d be great as a hidden armor in the next game! (Batman Arkham Knight)

    • KazukiNanbu

      yes pls!!!

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Anontastic

    Haha! This “batman” would never be able to sneak up on anyone!

  • Mind0105A

    Awesome. Creative.

  • Yan Zhao

    …I need this! This is one of the sickest batman designs I;ve ever seen.

    • Like a futuristic Bat. Like beyond Batman Beyond!

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Dude, with this armor. A punch from Batman will kill the enemy

  • Tincho Kudos

    Looks sick! Altough needs more belts :/

  • Freakmasta

    Looks like Batman in a Bahamut suit.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    This looks really awesome.
    here, take my money

  • Ephidiel

    not enough belts

    • J_Joestar

      or zippers.

      • FlobotingIt

        or spiky hair.

  • Jadfish

    and this isn’t even his final form….

  • Kudan

    Looks more like a FF Summon (FF VIII Diablos?) but definitely not Batman. Kinda cool figure but not a good Batman.

  • Göran Isacson

    Batman Beyond Rising: Revengeance.

    No lie, I can totally see Terry using this suit.

  • AnimusVox

    This is too showy to be called batman armor. It’s not stealthy and I think there’s too much going on with it.

  • phayroent

    Optional side mission boss confirmed.

  • Yamaneko22

    Baby of Dark Knight and Bahamut :O

  • Vash bane

    lol looks badass. but now that you mention it … terra why art thou acting like batman.

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