Final Fantasy's Tetsuya Nomura envisions a new Batman

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Final Fantasy's Tetsuya Nomura envisions a new Batman
Square Enix unveiled a new Play Arts Kai statue that provides a glimpse of what a Batman game might look like in the hands of Tetsuya Nomura. The figure is one of a new Batman line dreamed up by the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts designer, and it's on display at the San Diego Comic Con, which kicks off today.

The word that springs to mind for us is sharp, literally. The cape looks sharp, the horn-like ears look sharp, the additional claw things look sharp - generally the caped crusader looks dangerous to even touch. The most surprising aspect? We can only see the one belt.

Check out a larger shot of the very dark knight below the break. If you prefer your Batmen more 8-bit and purpley-blue (who doesn't?), take a gander here.

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LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2014) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today a new line of collectible Batman figures for the high-end PLAY ARTS -KAI- series under licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. The new line features original designs by Tetsuya Nomura, the designer/creator behind the renowned FINAL FANTASY® and KINGDOM HEARTS video game series.

SQUARE ENIX PRODUCTS, the collectible merchandise line by SQUARE ENIX, has previously released original iterations of the DC Comics Super Heroes through the DC Comics VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- action figure series to much acclaim, and Nomura's rendition is scheduled to join this line-up next. The official product name will be announced at a later date, but the prototype is scheduled to be on display at the SQUARE ENIX booth (#3829) for a first look at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Product Details

BATMAN (Designed by Tetsuya Nomura)*
Release: TBD

*Temporary product name

To view currently available Play Arts -Kai- action figures, go to:

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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BATMAN: Arkham Origins provided under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment.
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