This is What Happens When Tetsuya Nomura Mixes Batman With Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts

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Square Enix is unveiling a new Batman action figure to join the DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai line. Normally that wouldn’t be a huge deal. New video game and super hero action figures are always getting announced this time of year during an event like Comic-Con. But this figure is different from the rest. Why’s that, you ask? Well, because it is an original design of the Dark Knight as envisioned by famed Square Enix designer and director, Tetsuya Nomura.

Tetsuya Nomura is mostly known for designing characters in Final Fantasy and directing the Kingdom Hearts series. That pedigree shows in the style of Nomura’s Batman figure, which comes to toy life with the same sort of grandiose sci-fi meets high fantasy fashion motif common to modern Square Enix productions. We haven’t seen Batman quite like this before, that’s for damn sure.

The Variant Play Arts Kai Batman figure does not have a price, release date or even an official product name as of yet, but if you’re heading to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend be sure to swoop down to the Square Enix booth to feast your eyes on a prototype model.

What do you think of Tetsuya Nomura’s original vision of Batman?

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