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Batman: Arkham City:

Jonah Falcon
Some new info:

  • It's be Darker and Edgier than the first game. (Yikes!)
  • It'll star Two-Face
  • Still unknown whether Robin will be in the game

edited 19th Apr '10 5:16:33 PM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
 2 rumetzen, Mon, 19th Apr '10 5:27:06 PM from Austin, Texas
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1- We're fucked
2- Awesome
3- Hopefully not.
Stupid, you could say these masculine thoughts are homosexual
'Cause they blow heads like that dead clothes designer
 3 Etheru, Mon, 19th Apr '10 6:12:20 PM from none of your business.
Fairy Tales! :D
Another thread? Seriously, just make a thread about talking about Arkham Asylum in general...
Eeyup.
 4 Known Unknown, Mon, 19th Apr '10 8:24:22 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
Fresh For 2014
It's hilarious how many people hate Robin, given how integral a part of the mythos he is.

Anyway, it makes way too much sense for some of the Bat Clan not to be in this game, given that it takes place in Gotham City as a whole, not just Arkham Asylum, and Bats isn't cut off from the world like he was there.

Also, Wally Wingert noted on his blog he was doing more Batman stuff, while there have apparently been confirmations of voice actors for Mr. Freeze and Talia (Talia comes way out of left field for me...).

edited 19th Apr '10 8:26:10 PM by KnownUnknown

"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
 5 Pykrete, Mon, 19th Apr '10 8:26:16 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
I don't hate Robin when he's written well. I just wish he'd put on some pants.

 6 Known Unknown, Mon, 19th Apr '10 8:27:34 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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An example of Never Live It Down, I suppose, given that he hasn't worn those in over thirty years. Or maybe over twenty... I can't remember whether Jason Todd wore them or not.

Another thread? Seriously, just make a thread about talking about Arkham Asylum in general...

Given that the last Arkham thread doesn't even show up for several pages in, I don't mind having a new, fresh one.

edited 19th Apr '10 8:29:39 PM by KnownUnknown

"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
 7 Pykrete, Mon, 19th Apr '10 8:29:23 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
He had pants in the Teen Titans cartoon.

Seriously, I want to get The Janitor's "no banana hammocks" sign just for Robin.

 8 Known Unknown, Mon, 19th Apr '10 8:30:05 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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^ I meant he hasn't worn the speedo. Robin's had pants for over thirty years. Tim Drake has certainly always worn them.

edited 19th Apr '10 8:30:28 PM by KnownUnknown

"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
Jonah Falcon
Jason Todd wore the underoos, too.
Jonah Falcon
 10 Etheru, Mon, 19th Apr '10 9:46:57 PM from none of your business.
Fairy Tales! :D
Okay, just try to keep this thread updating consistently...

Also, Darker and Edgier? How are they going to make the second game Darker and Edgier? Are they going for an M Rating?

I hope Scarecrow got the Titan...
Eeyup.
Jonah Falcon
Two more characters have been leaked:

  • Mr. Freeze
  • Talia
Jonah Falcon
Jonah Falcon
Also, Darker And Edgier? How are they going to make the second game Darker And Edgier? Are they going for an M Rating?

Here's a hint: the game takes place in Gotham, not Arkham. Plenty of Gothamites to be exposed to danger, not just doctors and guards.
Jonah Falcon
 13 Shale, Mon, 19th Apr '10 11:41:26 PM from Int'l House of Mojo Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
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Jason Todd wore the speedo until his death in 1988, and that was the last we saw of it. Tim Drake has always worn pants, and so did Stephanie Brown and Damien Wayne when they became Robins. In Batman: TAS, Dick wears the same full-body outfit Tim uses. Seriously, that era is over.

Second banana
But I can never remember what the pants look like, so I never imagine them being there! The no-pants look is still just too classic!
"Doorknobs: not actually that long a period of historical significance."
For how great Arkham Asylum was, there is always room for some improvement. It was only because of the Scarecrow and some of the lines from the Joker that we got any real character depth from Batman as the protagonist, otherwise everyone was their most basic persona and little more. That's not to say it was a badly written game or that the characters weren't condensed into an effective role, but the law of diminishing returns means that the more villains you have (the more characers in general) the less room you have to develop each one.

With Two-Face and Mr. Freeze, both Tragic Villains, as part of the line-up and Talia Al-Ghul, whose presence is never simple for Batman, that (hopefully) means the Darker and Edgier will come from the story (mature themes) and not just a shock factor from the violence.

Jonah Falcon
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, R'as Al Ghul is dead. Will he be resurrected for the sequel? If so, he'd almost HAVE to be the Big Bad in the game.
Jonah Falcon
 17 Radical Taoist, Tue, 20th Apr '10 1:02:20 PM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
^ You can find Ras al Ghul's body at one point in the morgue. But if you go back later in the game, it's gone. Given what the guy's FAMOUS for, is it any surprise?

EDIT: BTW, I'd frankly rather see the Penguin and Hush return. But Freeze is good. I can't help but think they would have done better with Lady Shiva than Talia, but hey.

edited 20th Apr '10 1:03:50 PM by RadicalTaoist

Jonah Falcon
I'm sure Penguin will be in the game, but not as a villain.
Jonah Falcon
 19 MEPT 72, Tue, 20th Apr '10 1:43:39 PM from Boston, MA
Vote is No
You know what would be good about Ra's he's one of the few Batman Villains who could on his own pose a threat to Bats in a one on one fight. I kinda got tired of the Bane knock offs it'd be interesting to see how they implement other trained fighters, who match batman on skill.
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Jonah Falcon
Considering R'as is the only villain who calls him "Detective" and knows he's Bruce Wayne - and considers it unimportant ....
Jonah Falcon
 21 Scisless, Tue, 20th Apr '10 2:12:09 PM from The End of Time
What's That Zach?
I can't imagine how it could get any darker, I mean pretty much every single staff member on Arkham ended up killed in the first game. What, is Joker going to hit half of Gotham with a Joker Venom cloud or something?

edited 20th Apr '10 6:43:29 PM by Scisless

Jonah Falcon
What about Gothamites? Hm?
Jonah Falcon
 23 Etheru, Tue, 20th Apr '10 2:58:24 PM from none of your business.
Fairy Tales! :D
By the way? Mr. Freeze? Yay. That guy is my favorite villain. I wonder if they'll get his actor back, probably not, but Freeze appearing is pretty... Interesting.

And Hush, he has never made an appearance in media outside of the comics and Lego Batman, I want to see him speak outside the comics!

edited 20th Apr '10 2:59:51 PM by Etheru

Eeyup.
 24 Known Unknown, Tue, 20th Apr '10 3:31:32 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
Fresh For 2014
I can't imagine how it could get any darker, I mean pretty every single staff member on Arkham ended up killed in the first game. What is Joker, going to hit half of Gotham with a Joker Venom cloud?

Shhh! Do you want to kill us all? Don't give him any ideas!

Seriously though, I wouldn't be surprised if that was his plan. Or if he's taken over a section of Gotham and nearly everyone there is dead.
"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
 25 Myrmidon, Tue, 20th Apr '10 3:33:14 PM from In Antartica
The Ant King
By the way? Mr. Freeze? Yay. That guy is my favorite villain. I wonder if they'll get his actor back, probably not, but Freeze appearing is pretty... Interesting.

But Arnold Shwarzenegger is busy being a governor!

edited 20th Apr '10 3:33:55 PM by Myrmidon

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