Quoted from docquest:
On Kaneda's latest podcast he mentioned again that a new Batman66 art package is coming and he recommended potential buys wait to see it before getting the current art package.
Although still a rumor, I dont think it's as far fetched as his other recent predictions. They did it with AC/DC Luci so why not Batman to drive more sales? Could see a bump in sales if they coupled a new art release along with updated code.
I think Franchi would jump at the chance to revisit it since he was so rushed the first time.
If they ran out of the current playfields, plastics, translites, etc and had to order new ones the only new cost would be however much Franchi charges to do a refresh.
Since he's such a huge Batman fan, he might do it on the cheap just cuz he wants it to look as detailed as his more recent games.
The updated art, IMO, wold just be the decals on the machine. I can't see Stern doing a new playfield for batman. The only difference on the playfield for the AC/DC Luci version was the lower playfield. Game of Thrones did have different playfields for all 3 versions.
From what I can tell, it doesn't seem like Stern needs to refresh the art on this game. It seems to be selling pretty well. If anything, I can see the license being extended to make up for the lackluster sales when it was first released.