Arkham Asylum 2 Confirmed, More Villains Await
If you didn't watch the Spike TV Video Game Awards, you missed the debut trailer for the freshly announced Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. The game was mostly shut out - although developer Rocksteady Studios won Studio of the Year - but the original gem clearly warrants a sequel.
Not long afterward, Geoff Keighley posted an update on his Twitter page, asking if anyone just so happened to catch signs of the new villains Rocksteady will feature in the second effort. Well, Ripten really broke it down, analyzing the video in detail and, with the help of a few readers, may have pinned down the newcomers. First of all, we know that both the Joker and Harley will return but in addition, there's a good chance we'll see The Penguin, Two Face, Catwoman, and Black Mask. The clue for Penguin involves what appears to be the word "Iceberg" on a building (referring to the Iceberg Lounge, property of the villain in question). Then there's lettering on a wall that spells "Sionis," and the true Batman aficionados will know that Black Mask's real name is Roman Sionis. The third clue is a "We Want You"-like poster that appears to boast a coin-flipping character with a messed up face...obviously, an indication of Two Face's involvement. Last but not least, there's the possibility of Catwoman, as you will spot a black cat lurking on a fire escape. Readers have brought other possible villains into the limelight, including Shadow Thief, so feel free to read through and watch the trailer yourself; you might be able to spot something new.
But anyway, we're just psyched that Arkham Asylum 2 is on the way, because I think we can all agree that the first title was the single best superhero video game ever. Right?
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum 2
12/13/2009 9:14:55 PM Ben Dutka