The Times Square Toys R Us location will hold an event on Monday, October 17, where 500 copies of Batman: Arkham City will be available a day early.The first 100 customers who pre-purchase a copy of the game through the store's "Personal Shopping Department" (starting now, we guess?), will receive a ticket reserving their copy, along with having the opportunity to have their game autographed by Jim Lee (co-publisher at DC Entertainment), Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman) and Sefton Hill (B:AC Game Director from Rocksteady Studios) at the event.
The other 400 copies will be available for purchase at the event, which officially starts at 4PM, but who knows when people start lining up. The event will include photo ops with actors dressed up as Batman and Catwoman, and the ability to demo the game.
Obviously, keep your eye on the prize. You could get Batman: Arkham City a day before those who wander in the outside world pick it up from the store, or those with Amazon Prime longingly stare out the window for any glimpse of the UPS man.