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Batman: Arkham Knight has some new and improved villains

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Riddle me this, riddle me that, how many villains does it take to vex a big bad bat? The Arkham games have always had a great cast of villains that harass players throughout their journey and in Batman:Arkham Knight, that formula isn’t changing.

Speaking to GameInformer, Batman: Arkham Knight art director David Hego explained how Rocksteady was attempting to make certain villains feel fresh and exciting for a third tussle with the dark knight. “We tried to add something to the characters, so you’re still excited about them even after meeting them for the third time,” Heog said.

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?

Certain key villains will be returning, including a certain collector who thinks himself high society in the criminal underworld. “In Arkham City, he’s a collector. He works out of a museum and he looks like he’s in the mafia,” lead character artist Albert Feliu said.

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.

Kind of like Stephen when he posts his speed-test results. Flipping a coin on another old favourite, expect the duality-obsessed Two-Face to also be causing trouble in Gotham. “With Two Face, we thought he was a really strong character already,” Feliu explained.

Half of former prosecutor Harvey Dent was burned by acid, and his clothing has been modified to reflect his scarred exterior and interior. 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.

Out of all the villains from the Arkham series however, none of them have been as persistent as Edward Nigma AKA The Riddler. Nigma has been taunting players since the very first Arkham game, and it looks like having all his riddles solved by the Batman is finally starting to take a toll on him, which Feliu explained.

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.

Naturally, there’ll be a few more familiar faces rocking up, including a brand new villain who operates under the moniker of Arkham Knight. The game is out in October, on new-gen platforms and PC.

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

41 Comments

  1. Ooooo…

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 24, 2014 at 10:40

    Rocktober.

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  3. Sk3tz0

    March 24, 2014 at 10:40

    I cant remember now… did the Joker die in the Rocksteady games or not.. ??

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 10:41

      Yup, dead as disco

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    • Brenz

      March 24, 2014 at 11:01

      superman wouldn’t have taken so long to kill him

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      • Sk3tz0

        March 24, 2014 at 11:04

        Superman too busy being Pussywhipped by Lios to do anything.. He spends half his time saving that clumsy bird from danger.. he doesnt have time in his schedule to to Kill joker..

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        • Brenz

          March 24, 2014 at 11:06

          at least superman getting some strange, batman scared of women, i think hes in love with Alfred or some shit.

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 24, 2014 at 11:08

            Some people have a different theory…
            http://i.imgur.com/IkFOc.jpg

          • Rince

            March 24, 2014 at 11:32

            lol

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:09

            he gets enough strange as his alter ego Bruce Wayne.. Play Boy millionare.. unlike Clumsy Clark Kent.. the guy who surrounded by morons who cant tell difference between some1 wearing glass and some1 who isnt..

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:11

            Bruce Wayne only shows up to the parties with hookers, he never takes them home or touches under the clothes, closet queer if you ask me.

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:11

            cuz he batman.. he knows the Dangers of STIs.. 😛

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:15

            if hes so clever he should know how to use a condom, oh wait, his parents never got to teach him the values of safe sex, i wonder why…

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 24, 2014 at 11:18

            As far as I understand, the reason why he gets away with it is because he makes himself unnoticed as Clark Kent, he wears clothes two sizes too big and raises his voice an octave, making him appear shorter and overweight instead of muscular. This lest people believe that there is no way that they can be the same person.

            There have also been instances where other people have helped him to maintain his secret identity.

          • The D

            March 24, 2014 at 11:11

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:13

            there we go, the REAL superhero showing the bat how its done!

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:15

            real Super hero my ass.. He an Alien who is weakness is Green Gem stone and any1 that knows a Magic trick.. batman only weakness his love for having his sidekicks die on him..

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:18

            Batman vs superman in a 1 on 1 fight, both at their strongest, ie: NO kryptonite involved, who will win?

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:20

            batman he just neesd to pull a rabbit out of his cowl.. and BAM Superman weakness to magic.. he gets a kick in the groin.. Alien Down.. Batman Won..

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 24, 2014 at 11:20

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:21

            lol, its a nice argument but im not buying it…

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 24, 2014 at 11:30

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:55

            no you not

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 24, 2014 at 11:22

            Kryptonite has a radio active effect to him, much like Plutonium is to us… And everyone in the DC universe is weak agains magic 😛

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:22

            If Superman so great why is he letting LEx Luther run around being evil and shit.. Becoming President of the USA.. ??

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:23

            this is not about lex luthor, this is about supermans superiority over batman, stick with the topic

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:25

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 11:28

            those are shit points, they are based on the comic writing/style/universe. As stated in point #1, superman would win the fight, this does not make batman better, it makes him a fuckin loser, which he would be, and thats that, yo cant justify an argument with points based on opinion.
            Fact – superman is stronger and kicks more ass ie: better hero

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 11:30

            BatMath

          • JusticeMan

            March 24, 2014 at 16:39

            “superman kicks more ass” actually isn’t true.
            Trust me, I’m a huge Superman fan. I’ve read A LOT of Superman. Including every issue of Action Comics since Action Comics 1 in 1938. Superman gets beat a lot. Haha.

            I’m glad you’re a Superman fan and all, but you can’t criticize people for being Batman fanboys and saying he’ll win for no reason if you are going to be a Superman fanboy and say he’ll win for no reason.

            Now if you’re actually willing to give Batman an equal shot instead of just claiming Superman is better and bashing any attempt to argue, take a chance at reading Superman – Batman 78. It brings up a good fight between the two that fits with the specifications you mentioned.

          • Jack

            March 24, 2014 at 16:30

            This…is an article about villains in Arkham Knight…
            What the hell do you mean stick with the topic? hahaha

  4. Hammersteyn

    March 24, 2014 at 10:44

    That Batmobile. Cant wait

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  5. TiMsTeR1033

    March 24, 2014 at 10:51

    Jim Carrey was an annoying riddler.

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    • The D

      March 24, 2014 at 10:55

      I still love Batman Forever. Jim Carrey and the rubber nipples made it awesome for me.

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      • Sk3tz0

        March 24, 2014 at 11:01

        I like Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face. But with Joker dead Hugo Strange, Ras Al Ghul already been used in other games.. the Batman Villian List is getting rather slim..

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 24, 2014 at 11:34

      Have you watched the number 23? I still think Jim Carrey would make a epic Riddler after watching that.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 24, 2014 at 11:36

        Yeah watched the number 23, was surprised at how well Jim Carrey pulled that off. a pity he hasn’t done more serious films.

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    • Brady miaau

      March 24, 2014 at 13:48

      Jim Carrey was an annoying….

      Should have been sufficient, right?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 24, 2014 at 13:59

        I like Jim Carrey in most of his films.

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  6. FoxOneZA

    March 24, 2014 at 11:04

    This and AC : Unity will not be coming to 360 and PS3. Looks like the end is near for our old trustees.

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  7. Jared

    March 25, 2014 at 06:11

    This might sound stupid, but can Mac book pro play PC?

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