Batman Arkham Origins confirms The Mad Hatter as a villain
One of the most exciting parts of the Arkham series is interacting with the villain choices in the game. Batman has some of the best nemesis to offer the gaming community, and this year fans can expect to tussle with ‘The Mad Hatter’.
News of the reveal came from the Official Xbox Magazine, which spilled the beans on the tea-drinking madman earlier today. Currently Mad Hatter is set as a side mission, much like The Riddler or Scarecrow was in the other games. In this installment, Hatter will kidnap a woman to be his new “Alice,” and Batman will have to rescue but not before entering into an “Arkham-inspired Wonderland.”
“Mad Hatter is a character we loved in Arkham City,” creative director Eric Holmes said. “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 is set to release on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on October 25, 2013 and is available for pre-order with special bonuses for doing so.
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