Batman: Arkham City new trailer reveals Penguin and Solomon Grundy

By Posted 22 Jul 2011, 12:59

So far nothing but good things are being heard about the upcoming title from Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City, which means the company is definitely doing something right. The game is fast becoming one of the most hotly anticipated titles to launch this year and it is mainly due to the details, screenshots and trailers that have been released so far.

Today we have news of a new trailer from the next installment of the Batman saga, which reveals two more characters for the first time. The first of these characters revealed is one of Batman’s oldest arch enemies the Penguin. Born Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot the short, tubby supervillain is most well-known for his hi-tech umbrellas and his love for birds.

The trailer unveils the cockney ‘gentleman of crime’ monocle and all, as he unleashes one of his mobs onto Batman. Outnumbered the dark knight has to fight his way through to the Penguin. Limbs are broken and bodies are sent flying through the air but before he can get to the grotesque mobster, he is blown through the ground with a rocket launcher.

Batman finds himself in a dark chamber below where the other character is revealed to be none other than the zombie supervillain Solomon Grundy. The character had not previously been mentioned as far as I’m aware so, as the Penguin appropriately says in the trailer, this is a surprise. It may not be a pleasant one for Batman but I’m sure fans of the game are very excited.

For those who are not aware of the character, Solomon Grundy is a monstrous man whose name is based on the 19th century nursery rhyme. He is featured as a villain in many comics, not just the Batman selection. As you can see from the trailer, he is a rather large man and could prove hard to defeat when Batman finally battles him. Check out the trailer below to see all the action and the new characters for yourself.

Meanwhile according to Gamepur, two more characters have been announced by Rocksteady to feature in the game, though they have not actually been shown yet. The first is Talia al Ghul, a love interest of Batman’s and daughter of another of his oldest enemies, Ra’s al Ghul. The other character is yet another villain, Black Mask. It is not certain what role these two characters will play in the game, only that they will feature in it.

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