Batman may have finally caught a break as the number of villains in Arkham City gets higher and higher.
How many supervillains do you need to make a decent Batman game? Well, if Rocksteady is to be believed, the answer would seem to be "all of them." Arkham City's already crowded rogues gallery is adding a couple of new faces, but fear not, because Team Batman might be getting some extra help as well.
In the latest edition of Sony's Qore show, Poison Ivy and the Mad Hatter make blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances. Like the Riddler, the Mad Hatter was technically "in" Arkham Asylum but never actually made a physical appearance. He wasn't anywhere near as important as the Riddler however, and his bio was really just an Easter egg for thorough players to find. Poison Ivy, on the other hand, played a large role in Arkham Asylum, spreading Titan-infused plants all over Arkham Island, and serving as one of the game's bosses.
Possibly joining the "heroes'" side is Nightwing, which is the new crime-fighting identity of the original Robin, Dick Grayson. According to Portuguese forum Zwame.pt, there are PS3 trophies that mention Nightwing, and one user even dug up what he claims are concept art sketches and artist reference screenshots. They certainly look pretty genuine, and the signature on the concept art looks like that of comic book artist Roger Robinson. There's also the fact that Arkham City's Robin is actually Tim Drake, which leaves space for Rocksteady to insert the character in as DLC. Of course, none of this is wholly conclusive, so until Rocksteady or Warner Bros. confirms it, it's just rumor.
Batman: Arkham City comes out for PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 18th, and on PC in November.
Source: PC Gamer