Whether you love it or loathe it, the Batman Play Arts statue
dreamed up by Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts designer Tetsuya Nomura is a curious beast. After revealing the very
dark knight yesterday, Nomura told Siliconera
the design goes far back in time to a "game-related" project that was eventually canceled.
It goes so far back, Nomura said, that it began before Kingdom Hearts was even conceived. So if you're seeing a bit of keyblade armor in there, that's because the canceled project went on to influence the Disney series and its armor design, and not the other way round.