To make sure that I bring my readers all the news they crave on Batman: Arkham Knight I have been checking out Game Informer during their month long coverage of the final Rocksteady Batman title. As I’m sure most of you are now aware, the title Batman: Arkham Knight does not in fact refer to Batman as the Dark Knight. Nor is he the “Arkham Knight” in the game. It seems that Rocksteady may have created their own brand new character for this game. Check out this link here to read Game Informer’s article ‘Who is Arkham Knight?’ by Jeff Cork. Here is a little of what Jeff had to say about this intriguing new character.
When we revealed Rocksteady’s final entry in the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, its title didn’t draw much scrutiny. It had Arkham in the name, and it was a clear nod to Batman. At least, that’s what we thought before getting our demo of the game. After seeing it in action, we realized that it was actually a reference to what Rocksteady says is an all-new character. Who is Arkham Knight? The team wouldn’t provide any specifics, but we’ve got a few ideas.
According to the article, Rocksteady is insisting that Arkham Knight is a brand new character that they are creating with DC’s Geoff Johns. But Jeff Cork goes on to talk about how it is possible to sort of reinvent an existing character enough for them to be considered new, by deviating far enough from the existing back story for that character. Game Informer currently has two working theories on who Arkham Knight is, though they admit there are flaws with both theories.
Theory one is that Arkham Knight really is a brand new character as Rocksteady claims, with the flaw being as mentioned above the possibility of an existing character be revamped as ‘new’. Theory two is that Arkham Knight is Jason Todd, a.k.a. the Red Hood, a.k.a. Robin II. The flaw here is a skewed timeline, considering that Robin III, Tim Drake, was in Arkham City.
I really hope its Jason Todd, I think it would be really neat to have him in the game, Game Informer makes it clear in Jeff Cork’s article that Batman and Arkham Knight are not on the friendliest of terms, and after Jason returned from the dead he was a great antagonist for Batman. I’m also willing to admit that I’m not entirely comfortable with the idea of being introduced to an entirely new character in the Batman universe through a video game. Especially a game that is as greatly anticipated as this one. With as large a role as Arkham Knight seems to have in the game I would much much rather see Jason Todd as Arkham Knight and not someone I don’t know and don’t already care about.
Thinking back to an earlier post of mine, where I talked about the rumor that Hush was to be the main villain in Batman: Arkham Knight, after that teaser posted on the Batman: Hush Facebook page, I’m suddenly wondering if it isn’t Hush under the guise of Arkham Knight? It makes sense to me, as Scarecrow is billed as the main villain, but the caption under that screenshot of Hush on Facebook said
Remember a little appearance by somebody in Arkham City? Well things may be about to get more interesting next month…
so maybe we will still be seeing Hush in Batman: Arkham Knight just not as we have previously seen him.
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