This year’s San Diego Comic-Con revealed a ton of new information about all of our favorite comics, shows, games and more. One of the more exciting reveals were the details regarding Batman: Arkham Origins. At the event, it was confirmed that Copperhead would make an appearance in the game which was exciting in its own right. However, the latest issue of “Official Xbox Magazine” went a step further when they announced that The Mad Hatter would also appear in the highly anticipated game.
Unfortunately The Mad Hatter will not be one of the main villains, rather he will appear in a side mission similarly to his role in “Arkham City.” In his side mission, he has kidnapped a woman to be his new “Alice” and Batman must traverse through an Arkham-inspired Wonderland to rescue the young lady.
Eric Holmes, creative director, said,
“Mad Hatter is a character we loved in Arkham City. We loved his presence, and we really wanted to do more with him. When we realized we wanted to bring him back, we also realized that part of the core experience of the Arkham franchise is its abstract encounters. It’s not just literally walking into a room with a bunch of thugs who are doing some sort of deal and knocking them out. It’s also these inner journeys, where you’re mixing a little bit of what Batman’s mind is with a little bit of what the villain is, and how he might get inside Batman’s head.”
Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal and featured a more expanded Gotham City. It will introduce an original prequel storyline that occurs several years prior to the events in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 25, 2013.