Batman: Arkham City skins DLC are timed exclusives

There's no shortage of skins being made for Batman: Arkham City. But will you be able to get them all without pre-ordering from multiple retailers all around the world? The answer is yes.

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There's no shortage of skins being made for Batman: Arkham City. The problem is, for collectors like myself, is that it is seemingly impossible to get your hands on all the available DLC. The "Sinestro Corp" skin, for example, will require purchasing The Green Lantern on Blu-ray. Getting the Animated Series skin will require pre-ordering at GameStop with a PowerUp Rewards membership.

Some skins, like the Batman Beyond and Earth One skin, require traveling to Europe, as an American release hasn't been announced.

Thankfully, you won't have to buy airfare just yet. According to a Rocksteady representative, the plan is to make all these skins a timed exclusive. "The skins that are divvied out at the moment across various retailers and territories... the wording for all of those is if you pre-order here or here, you're getting early access," he told us at a recent press event. "We still have more details to come, but the intention is that, for example, if you're red hot on Robin, you pre-order it at Best Buy, you're gonna get early access to it."

Warner Bros. previously confirmed to Shacknews that the Best Buy "exclusive" Robin pre-order pack would later be available as DLC for all. It makes sense that these costumes will have a wider release later on... but how much will these skins cost avid fans?

Image credit: ArkhamCity.co.uk

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    September 20, 2011 10:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Batman: Arkham City skins DLC are timed exclusives.

    There's no shortage of skins being made for Batman: Arkham City. But will you be able to get them all without pre-ordering from multiple retailers all around the world? The answer is yes.

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      September 20, 2011 12:01 PM

      Story DLC, Skin DLC, .... - that's why I'm getting this game AFTER a GOTY edition or similar comes out. All that DLCs are the poison of gaming industry.

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      September 20, 2011 12:27 PM

      I want the Batman Beyond skin

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        October 19, 2011 11:31 AM

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        and you can get the Batman Beyond skin for 1 reward point.

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      September 20, 2011 12:33 PM

      I don't see myself paying money on top of the cost of the game for a skin, weeks after its release. So getting these is pretty much out of the picture, even though I really wanted to try out some of them.

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        September 20, 2011 1:04 PM

        I'll pick them up in a five-dollar bundle, but I won't pay for them individually.

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        September 20, 2011 1:10 PM

        Yeah I don't get that. If the skins came with the game I'd try them out, but some DLC pack that has all the retail exclusive ones that comes out 3 months after I've beaten the game... which I don't think has any replay value... that doesn't seem like a good value proposition. I mean, imagine being the guy pitching that DLC pack to your boss. "How many do you think we'll sell?" "Uh... seven?"

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      September 20, 2011 4:17 PM

      "Red hot on Robin"......not the wording I would pick (sorry, my brain is elsewhere today)

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      September 20, 2011 7:42 PM

      Do we know if there are any console exclusives yet? (Like the Joker Maps from Arkham Asylum?)

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