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Today Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham City, the latest to reveal a new villain that will appear in the game. This time it's Mr. Freeze, everyone's favorite evil genius ice-themed widower. With this trailer, Rocksteady have now officially confirmed that every single preexisting Batman character will appear in their game, as long as they appeared in at least one issue of the comic or one episode of the various animated series.
Well, not really. But it sure does seem that way, doesn't it? An almost unrelenting series of confirmations and announcements have been coming along and revealing the tons of recognizable characters that will be in the game, and it won't even be released still for another few months. Besides the caped crusader himself, the Joker, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Victor Zsasz, and Harley Quinn will all be returning as villains, with Oracle, Commissioner Gordon, and Bane coming back in a helpful capacity. They will be joined by playable characters Catwoman and Robin; new villains Two-Face, Talia al Ghul, the previously mentioned Mr. Freeze, and Hugo Strange; and Alfred will also be around on the communicator. And that list isn't even comprehensive.
Obviously it speaks to the strength and depth of Batman's popularity and longevity as a property that there can be so many recognizable names in the first place, even for casual fans, but you have to wonder how they'll all fit into the game. The most criticized Batman films tended to be the ones with the most characters that the story didn't know what to do with, and we can only hope that all of these familiar faces don't bog down the highly anticipated game in a similar manner. I'm confident they'll be able to figure it out, but we'll just have to wait and see. In any case, here's that trailer.