New Information Revealed About The Villains Returning For BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT


ArkhamknightbannerSince Batman Arkham: Knight was announced with it’s trailer, there have been only a couple of facts confirmed about the game. Some of the information was just who would The Dark Knight be running into this go around. We all know that Scarecrow, who’s attack on Gotham sets the game up for a Halloween time frame, will be the main villain of the story, but back are the likes of Two Face, Penguin and The Riddler.

Rocksteady really wanted to up the ante with this game, and keep the designs fresh and exciting so running in to rouges wouldn’t feel redundant. “We tried to add something to the characters, so you’re still excited about them even after meeting them for the third time,” said Art Director Dave Hego. “How can we make these guys exciting, even after seeing them again? Every time, we make them look better and better and better, but at the same time, how can we improve the story behind them?” Not only will they look different, but some of them will even change appearances through out the night. Just like Batman’s suit gets tattered and worn, some of the villains outfits go through some changes as the game goes on.

Lead Character Designer Albert Feliu walks us through some of the character we will be running into this go around. Check out his profile on Two-Face, Penguin and The Riddler below:

Two Face
With Two Face, we thought he was a really strong character already, OK, that was Arkham City; what can we do to make him look different, right? We just rolled up his sleeves and made him look really next-gen. We took some references of really filthy, burnt flesh – which is what we do most of the time, which is quite cool – and tried to make him look as badass as we could. He was already a really strong character, so we tried to push it, and keep going that way. We didn’t want to change it that much.”

“In Arkham City, he’s a collector. He works out of a museum and he looks like he’s in the mafia. This time, we went for autumnal mafia. We took the coat off, and the concept of Penguin was more of a dirty dude. Obviously his shirt is rolled up and sweaty, and he has food stains on it. But still, he’s really powerful. He’s got a golden chain, as well. We had to be a bit crazy with this character, and working with his design. And we shaved his head. He’s proper filthy, you know. It makes you want to punch him even more.”

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“In Arkham City, you never really saw him that much. This time around, you see him throughout the game, and he evolves. It’s something we try to put in the characters. If you had to work overtime, for example, you would start the night with your jumper on and everything, and as the time went by you’d probably take your jumper off, open your shirt, take your tie off, have a coffee. The Riddler is a character who has a cool framework, and we didn’t want to change it too much – we like his shirts with question marks and silly glasses and greasy hair.”

Another thing to be on the look out for is Scarecrow. Rocksteady is keeping his looks under wraps for the time being. However, they did tease that he will show signs of his struggle with Killer Croc from the last time we saw him, which was Arkham Asylum. As of right now Arkham Knight is scheduled to be released in October. So until then make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy where we will keep you up to date on the latest.

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Source : Game Informer