Earlier this week, the big news finally hit: a new Rocksteady Batman game would be released this year. Not only that, it would be their last entry into the Arkham franchise, finishing out the trilogy they began with Asylum. So if this is gonna be their final installment, who do we wanna see Bruce go up against? We know from the trailer that three villains are already confirmed, but they have been in the previous game(s). Here are five characters that haven’t been fully featured in the series that you might like to see make an appearance in Knight:
Hush. Everyone expects him to show up and he’d very well be a perfect fit for a main villain role. His whole convoluted plan in Batman: Hush involved setting up a string of opponents for Wayne to battle his way through. It’s essentially a video game script as written. Plus, he debuted in City, with Wayne’s face, a thread that should probably get wrapped up even if it is only a side-quest.
Court of Owls. A brand new addition to the mythos, the Court is probably too unwieldy an organization to be included in the central story. On the other hand, its long history in Gotham and a personal army of Talons make it ideal for a series of side-missions. Bats can search the city for clues ‘bout its existence, and whenever he gets too close, he engages in battle with a Talon or two.
Professor Pyg. One of the strangest, most insane villains among the already crazy gallery. He likes to perform surgery on people in order to make ‘em more flawless. He has an army of genderless, lobotomized Dollotrons. He’s pretty nuts. So why not let the Caped Crusader fight through a legion of his minions at some point? He’s one of the few enemies who hasn’t been used countless times, so let’s give the new guy a chance and really surprise some players.
Man-Bat. The foe in the very first episode of Batman: The Animated Series. The idea of turning Batman into a man-bat seemed so clever, and Kirk Langstrom can be a cool boss if done properly. Rocksteady spent a lot of time teaching people how to swing and glide; imagine having to apply all those skills while battling Langstrom right below the heavens. Arkham-college!
Dr. Hurt. In the trailer, you hear the last will and testament of Wayne’s father, which is reminiscent of Simon Hurt, the psychologist who tries to take over Thomas’s identity and destroy the Wayne family name, concocting a plan to destroy Bruce in the process. He creates the Three Ghosts of Batman, cops driven insane by experiments to see if he could create a new Dark Knight. He’s kinda terrifying, and the Three Ghosts would make great side-bosses.
Arkham Knight, by Dushan Silva.
What do you think? Who would YOU wanna see debut or make a comeback?