We hypothesize what horrors are in store for the Dark Knight's next adventure.
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 is apparently going to reflect some of that.
The voice of the Dark Knight, Kevin Conroy, went on the record last week and said that the sequel will be "really, really dark" in the same vein as Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker. If you missed that movie, it's a bit messed up – there's a whole lot of torture, attacks on loved ones, and so on. Plus, the Beyond reference gives new life to our argument of the story being set in the far-flung future.
Batman: Arkham Asylum was lauded by IGN and gamers in general for not being afraid to show the world of Batman through a gritty, dark filter. There were vicious attacks, people died and you never really knew what was around the next corner. Rather than wait here like dopes to see just what Rocksteady has up its sleeve, we've assembled themes and plot hooks we're expecting to see in this dark future.
If Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 uses these in its story, you're going to need to go to your happy place when the credits roll.
If Arkham Asylum 2 is going to get dark, it needs to make Batman vulnerable. If Robin's really in this game, he needs to be captured and tortured. Imagine having a conversation with Oracle only to hear her door get kicked down, a struggle ensue, and a gunshot ring out before the feed is cut. The next game needs to hit Batman hard where he's the weakest – hit him where he's not in control. Running through Arkham and seeing dead security guards is one thing but racing through the streets trying to get to Robin who is slowly bleeding out is another.
The most heart-wrenching moments of the original game were when Batman's worst fears came true thanks to the Scarecrow toxin – Gordon, his parents, etc. – and if this sequel is filled with stuff like that, good God.
That would make for an angry, dangerous Batman.
What do you think this "darker" Arkham Asylum will be about? Don't keep your good ideas to yourself – post them in the comment section below.MovieMiguel.com