Retailers across the US, Europe and Australia are informing customers today that the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition has been cancelled. The game itself is due out next week, so this is pretty late notice!
This collector’s edition was supposed to include a copy of the game, some skins, an artbook, a comic and a statue of Arkham Knight’s version of the Batmobile.
It’s that last item—built by Project Triforce—that’s the problem, Warner Bros. saying in a statment:
Dear Batman: Arkham Fans,
We regret to inform you that we are not able to release the Batmobile Collector’s Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of this extremely limited run of product. We are deeply apologetic for this unfortunate outcome. If you did pre-order the Batmobile Collector’s Edition, please go to the retail location where you pre-ordered the product and you will receive a full refund of your deposit or it can be rolled over to another Batman: Arkham Knight edition or another product of your choice. We will be providing everyone who purchases Batman: Arkham Knight with the New 52 skin pack, including Batman, Robin and Nightwing, free of charge.
We’ve contacted the manufacturer of the Batmobiles for comment.
Those who had ordered pack are having their purchases refunded, and they can now buy either the standard edition or a lesser collector’s edition.