Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition may have dropped a big spoiler

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Arkham Knight

The Amazon UK Limited Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight includes a statue of the World's Greatest Detective towering protectively (and, one must assume, figuratively) over the dark streets of Gotham. It's a really sexy piece of swag, and a whole lot nicer, in my opinion, than the Batmobile Edition (opens in new tab) we get here in North America. But It may also include a whopping big spoiler.

Read on at your own risk!

The spoiler—and I'm not kidding around here, this is your last chance—is in the engraving at the foot of the statue: "From a Grateful City in Memory of the Gotham Knight." That, obviously, implies that the Dark Knight is dead, a fate that presumably befalls him at some point over the course of the game.

We all know that superhero deaths carry about as much weight as Half-Life 3 confirmations: They die, they come back, life goes on. Superman did it, Spider-Man did it, Captain America did it; Batman hasn't actually done it yet, as far as I know, although he did bounce back nicely from being folded like a used hotel bed sheet by Bane.

But even though I don't believe for a second that Batman will actually die in the game, this still represents a potential spoiler of a mighty big plot point. It's hardly a far-fetched notion: Something awful happens, Batman disappears, Gotham mourns, and the Arkham Knight rises, Azrael-like, to bust skulls in a more viciously anti-hero fashion—and shoot some dudes, too. Under the circumstances (the Arkham Knight character was created specifically for the game), that may not be the most surprising plot twist ever, but even so I'd think publisher WBIE would want to keep it quiet for as long as possible.

Or maybe it's a red herring! Have a look at the statue (and the rest of the Amazon UK Limited Edition (opens in new tab)) for yourself and tell us what you think.

Batman: Arkham Night statue

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.