In what is plainly the best possible news we will report for the rest of 2011, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have confirmed that players of Batman: Arkham City will have a variety of looks to choose from as they pursue the Dark Knight's mission to stop the madness in the highly anticipated sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game developers have created playable character skins based on Batman Beyond, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Earth One (the yet to be released Geoff Johns & Gary Frank graphic novel), Batman: The Animated Series and a classic "1970s Batman" in the style of Neal Adams. The different versions of Batman are available in different editions of the game, depending upon where you buy them. Unfortunately, information has only been released for games sold in the United Kingdom, but we will update you with all the North American details as soon as they become available.

Skin: 1970s Batman skin

How to get it: Pre-order Batman: Arkham City from ShopTo.net (UK) or Toys R Us (USA)

Links: ShopTo.net - Toys R Us

Skin: Batman Beyond skin

How to get it: Pre-order Batman: Arkham City from GameStop.co.uk or MightyApe

Links: GameStop.co.uk http://www.mightyape.co.nz/

Skin: The Dark Knight Returns skin

How to get it: Purchase the Batman: Arkham City Collector's Edition from any store.

Skin: The Animated Series

How to get it: Purchase the Batman: Arkham City from MightyApe.

Links: http://www.mightyape.co.nz/

Skin: Earth One

How to get it: Purchase the Batman: Arkham City from MightyApe.

Links: http://www.mightyape.co.nz/