While The Joker ruled in Arkham Asylum and returned for a major arc in Arkham City, in Arkham Origins we’re seeing a much deeper underworld. Click the jump to see more.
Game Informer shreds more light on the setting of the new game, Arkham Origins. According to them, setting is more like midwinter of “Year 2” of the Batman’s crime-fighting career, with the Christmas time setting giving them. Gotham will be a much larger world than the previous games, and will also represent a world lost to time, much like Batman: The Animated Series. The locations fans remember in Arkham City will still be there – but as normal locations in the more than twice-as-large city. To navigate the three-tiered city, a fast travel by way of the Bat-plane will be offered for the first time, as well. Very nice, indeed.
So, why use Black Mask this time around? Game Informer spoke to creative director, Eric Holmes who states this about Black Mask:
We realize that Black Mask is not necessarily as prominent in people’s minds as some other classic Batman villains, so we realize we also need to do work to explain why he’s really cool and make him felt in the game. It’s not something people bring a lot of baggage to when you see the Black Mask, so we have to do the work to make him scary. His thing is torture. That is what gets his rocks off. And he’s really good at it.”
Black Mask is definitely a character I want to see in live-action Batman For those of you who do not know who Black Mask is, you can read up on him. See the recommended issues featuring Black Mask.
Want to know more about Black Mask? Here’s the recommended comics reading list: Batman #386, #485-486, #518, #688-697, and Detective Comics #553.
Source- Game Informer