One of the awesome things about playing a comic book-based video game is the inherent unlockables and easter eggs that are hidden inside of the game for the fans of the source material. More typical is that there are unlockable costumes that you can play as that represent alternate characters or timelines of your favorite hero.
It’s a trick that’s been used for years. Games like Spider-Man, where you can play as Green Goblin, or any of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games, where you can don as a slew of unlockable costumes for your favorite characters. It’s a simple yet awesome piece of added value to many of the consumers rushing out to buy the game.
While Batman: Arkham City missed the boat on this, they’re definitely making up for it with their newest release, Arkham City. In this game, we’re told that you can unlock a whole cornacopia of alternate Bat-suits for the Dark Knight.
Those costumes range from Dark Knight Returns Batman, to Batman Beyond, 70’s Batman, Batman: The Animated Series Batman, Earth One Batman, and your standard Batman suit.
Here’s the catch: each of these costumes are only unlockable if you pre-order the game from a specific store. Kind of big catch, for those who want every costume, but don’t feel like buying the game 5 times.
Check out the full list of how to get each costume after the jump, along with the full-res image of each suit. Batman: Arkham City hits shelves October 18th.
• Batman Beyond — GameStop
• Dark Knight Returns — Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition, Any Store
• Earth One Batman — MightyApe
• 1970’s Batman — Toys R Us
• The Animated Series Batman — MightyApe
Also, Best Buy is offering an exclusive Robin Map Pack with a Red Robin costume.