Nearly everyone at E3 was blown away by the new Batmobile making its playable debut in Batman: Arkham Knight. The new vehicle was even on the show floor in life-size model form. While you will never be able to take that model home, you will have a chance to grab a much smaller version, but only if you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con.
Mattel is producing the toy, which will retail for $85. The Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile “features premium, highly-detailed deco and authentic sounds straight from the game”. The full statement from Mattel is included below which details all of the toy’s features.
“The tires can do a complete 360-degree spin, allowing the vehicle to turn on a dime… very handy for pursuing villains. When the top of the vehicle is pressed downward the firepower is revealed: on the left side, a riot suppressor rubber bullet gun, and on the right side, a high-powered Gatling gun, both with sounds and light effects – straight from the game! Hold the activation button longer than three seconds to create a red glow, simulating heat transferring, and press the rear button to turn on the headlights and play the game’s iconic Bat-swarm sound effect. There are also controls to rev the engine, to see the exhaust light up, and for the sound of the cannon. The vehicle comes with an articulated DC Comics™ Multiverse Arkham City Batman™ figure with a fabric cape allowing Batman™ to sit in the driver’s seat!”
Pre-orders for the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile will begin on June 23rd on MattyCollector.com. This will get you a voucher to pick it up at the convention, where it will also be available for sale while supplies last. Beyond SDCC no announcement has been made in terms of availability, so if you want it, you’ll either have to hit the convention or pay ridiculous prices on eBay.
Batman: Arkham Knight the game will be available for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC some time in 2015.