Over the past week we have been told of four characters that will join the cast of villains in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum sequel. The characters confirmed so far are Two-Face, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, and Mr. Freeze. Kevin Conroy who voice acts in the game confirmed that Two-Face will be in the game along with describing the sequel as very dark. Two-Face had been speculated to be in the game from the reveal trailer when a poster on the wall showed a man in a suit with two different tones on either side.
Voice actor Maurice LaMarche revealed Mr. Freeze as a character on the GeekCast Radio podcast when he said he will be the voice of Mr. Freeze. In the words of Maurice LaMarche “he’s out for blood right now”. Although he couldn’t go in to much detail we can expect a lot if Freeze is going to be a very angry antagonist.
Talia al Ghul, daughter of Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul, was a surprising character announcement that I think no one expected. I wonder what will her role be in the game as she is the love interest of Bruce Wayne and the mother of his son. In the comics she is an anti-heroine sometimes helping Batman when he needs help, however she is loyal to her father so is her role a predictable one where she turns her back on Batman during the game then when you think hes a goner she rescues him? Stana Katic who stars in ABC Castle confirmed the character as she will be providing the voice. Via Twitter she said this “Just recorded a character voice on the next Batman videogame. Never did that before,” she wrote. “For those who were asking: I’m voicing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in “Batman Begins”).”
Now that these characters have been revealed there is much speculation into who else is in the game. From the first Arkham Asylum I expect Scarecrow has got to me in this one due to his presence in the previous. Like Mr.Freeze and Two-Face, the Penguin is hinted to be in the game because you can see Penguin’s Nightclub the Iceberg Lounge in the previosuly teaser trailer. Everyone’s wondering what villains are going to be in the game, but what about Heroes like Nightwing or Robin. Expect more details in the upcoming weeks.