Didn't know if this was the place to post this, but here goes...
So I just watched Batman: Assault on Arkham and even though I didn't personally find it to be a terrible movie, it did leave me with a few questions as to where exactly this would take place in the Batman: Arkham timeline. The easy answer of course is to simply say: nowhere. But Many sites, including Game Informer, claimed that it was a "direct sequel" to Arkham Origins. However, their IMDb page simply says that it's "Based on the hit video game series."
My issues were that the Suicide Squad shown in this movie isn't the one that AO and AO: Blackgate seemed to be setting up, which would have included Deathstroke (AO) and Bronze Tiger (Blackgate).
So while that would still most likely put Assault after AO, I wouldn't say it directly follows, especially since in Assault Deadshot comments on how he's "been here before."
It can't take place after Arkham City for obvious reasons, nor during/after Arkham Aslyum because of The Joker's condition. But, the inclusion of Bane with what looks like his Titan version of his Venom feeder kinda screws this up a bit. I guess we could chalk that up to artist's/designer's error?
I don't know why these things bugged me, but they did...
found this article I'd thought i'd share with you guys to help pass the timeArkham Knight: 10 Things to Hope For
Arkham Knight’s release is drawing ever closer. With it grows the excitement of Batman lovers and just overall video game lovers. The Arkham series has proven to be one the best over the past decade, up there with names like Halo and Assassins Creed. Tons of information has been revealed and leaked over the past couple of months. Everyone and their brother knows that the Batmobile will be drivable-something fans went crazy over-and villains Scarecrow, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, the Arkham Knight and Penguin will be in the game. Downloadable Content for Red Hood and Harley Quinn’s origin stories will be available, as will a Scarecrow spinoff.
Yet, even with all this information, there is plenty of speculation to be made as to what will happen in the game. If the last three Arkham games are any indication, we know hardly anything that will happen in the game. So lets point out exactly what we’re hoping for in the game.
1) The Joker Stays Dead
For this game at least. It has been rumored that the Joker will stay buried in this game, but with Rocksteady you never know. Keeping Joker dead will allow for other villains to step downstage and into the big lights. For a series that has used Joker as the pinnacle villain for all of their games, his death will allow for a refreshing storyline. Now Rocksteady can further develop the likes of Two Face, Penguin and Scarecrow, elevating them from bosses to arch villains with a storyline, something the
other games haven’t done.
It looks for now that Scarecrow will be the main villain and that the Arkham Knight will prove for the main mystery. Bringing the Joker back for other Arkham games, if they do indeed make anymore, could be good if done right, just not for this game. And please don’t have the Arkham Knight just be Joker in a cool suite. For now, lets leave Joker dead with Harley to mourn and Batman depressed. Speaking of that…
2) Emotional Toil for Mr. Bruce Wayne
Batman’s alter ego is usually forgotten. Wayne hasn’t been a focal point of many stories since Tim Burton’s masterpieces a couple of decades ago (if you haven’t, go and watch them, they’re great). The Arkham series has not changed the status quo. Arkham Origins, much like Dark Knight Rises, had minor avenues into Bruce Wayne’s needs and wants-think Alfred yelling at Batman telling him he would not let him sacrifice his life-and a look into Wayne’s emotional state would give the game a lot more plot tension.
If the rumors are true, we will get some of this. The Joker is said to be a part of the game in flashbacks of Batman’s. Will this be Batman’s flashbacks with themes of failure, lack of passion, or feeling missionless? Or, will it be the man, Bruce Wayne, doubting whether or not he should continue his crime fighting ways? It is hard to tell, but having the emotions of Bruce Wayne entering the game, along with all the Batman complexities, would add to the chaos of Gotham and it’s caped crusader.
Don’t forget, Bruce Wayne is also coming off the loss of his love, Talia al Ghul. Joker shot her in Arkham City and so the man will be going through some hard times, as shown in the DLCs of Arkham City. Though we’re not sure how far into the future Arkham Knight is, Wayne could still be recovering from his loss.
3) Horror in Gotham
Since the ’70s Batman has had an edge of horror in his stories. Now, with Scarecrow playing a D. Hugo Strange role in this game, hopefully this can be the case. With Scarecrow’s fear inducing toxin, players can probably expect some more mind altering levels with unreal bosses. The toxic gas is always fun to play through, but one would hope that the theme of fear and
horror will play through the game as the trailer suggests.
As a character, Scarecrow has the most horror film qualities about him other than the Joker. Hopefully Rocksteady can bring back the heartbanging moments they instilled in Arkham Asylum. Remember the crazy azylum inmates breaking out of corridors and attacking Batman zombie style? Remember the fear filling your heart while you violently hit the right stick to turn Batman around as Killer Croc ran you down? Yeah, lets get that back into the game.
4) Harley Quinn to be BA
The fanboy crush of the Arkham games, Harley Quinn has been mostly used as a sexy, vulnerable, girl, who happens to back a punch, but is mostly there to set up great Jokers scenes and for guys to pause the game and oggle (think Arkham Asylum where Batman tied her up and the user could remove or replace the tape on her mouth). Arkham City had the great DLC “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” where she captured Batman and Robin had to go rescue him. In that DLC she showed a stronger, less dependent, although still obsessed with Joker, side.
With Joker dead there are a couple of directions Rocksteady could choose to go with her as a character. Quinn could still be hellbent on destroying our favorite “Bats.” She could be on a one-woman mission to kill the Dark Knight, or be in control of Jokers massive guild of fighters. She could also team up with other villains like Poison Ivy, as she did in Batman: The Animated Series, Two-Face, Riddler, etc. Though we’ve haven’t heard or seen anything in regards to the other female villains, it is possible they all team up to take down Batman.
Harley could even be used as an anti-hero in this game, helping Batman through his various obstacles. With a lot less history than any of the other main Arkham villains-she was invented for Batman: The Animated Series, Rocksteady has a lot more leeway with her than they do with say, Catwoman, or Mr. Freeze. Quinn could even become Batman’s next love interest, now that he’s lost Talia, and Quinn the Joker.
With such a popular character among fans, especially gaming girls, it would be nice to see a strong character in Harley Quinn, not just a blubbering mourning dependent one.
What are the videogame ratings? I know previous Arkham were Teen rated but whats the next step and what else could Rocksteady implement with a higher rating? ThanksGeneral | 8 hours ago