New details on Batman: Arkham Origins are finally being revealed. 8 of the deadliest assassins in the DCU converge on Gotham City to kill Batman, on a Christmas Eve that precedes both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. While so far the only assassin named is Deathstroke, given this info, the earlier revealed involvement of the Justice League, and the aggressive marketing of licensed products tied to both previous games…all i can think is i’m finally going to get that Prometheus action figure i’ve been waiting over a decade for. Probably in multiple scales.
As for the other 6 assassins? Lady Shiva seems obvious, hope they include her. A fascinating choice might be the brilliant, borderline post-human, pre-permaclown Joker character from the revised origin story that ran in Batman Confidential #7-12, prior to the release of The Dark Knight. Whoever they end up picking, though, it’ll be nice to have boss fights against human-scale opponents. Arkham Origins is due out this October.