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Paul Dini – Batman: Arkham Asylum Interview

Paul Dini – Batman: Arkham Asylum Interview

Batman

Emerging from the Batcave today on the consoles, and in two weeks on PC, Batman:Arkham Asylum sees the caped crusader take on his old nemesis The Joker in one of the darkest videogame adaptations of the famous Batman yet. Paul Dini is probably most famous for his work on arguably the best Batman cartoon in Batman: The Animated Series, creating the character of Harley Quinn and, most importantly to us, is the scriptwriter for Batman: Arkham Asylum. We flew out our questions (taking our Shark Repellent Spray) to Dini on Arkham, Mark Hamill and why we won’t be seeing Catwoman in our trail through the madhouse…

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My Dear Delusional Dark Knight

My Dear Delusional Dark Knight

It's not quite the Predator arm wrestle, but there's man juices flowing. Not that! You sick bastard.

There’s been another trailer released for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum game, and it’s finally got a bit more substance to it than the last ones. Now Mark Hamil has been confirmed to be the Joker, we get more than just his laugh echoing manically in our heads, and get some lovely dialog to grace our ears. There’s more plot at show as well, and the various voice actors get to show that they’re really quite up to standard. I’m really looking forward to this one, (as made obvious here), but in particular I’ve got high hopes for the writing/acting. They seem to be getting the right people to do the job, what with Kevin Conroy (the guy who voiced Batman in the brilliant 90s animated series), Paul Dini writing (who wrote said 90s animated series) and of course, Mark Hamil playing the Joker. At the very least, we should get some great lines. Trailer beneath the cut.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 'Joker's Trap' trailer

Batman: An Issue of Indentity

Batman: An Issue of Indentity

Anguish!

There’s a problem facing the new Batman game, Arkham Asylum, and it’s the same one that’s faced pretty much any incarnation of the Dark Knight since he was first conceived. In fact, it’s one that faces most super heroes that exist in their own continuity and universe that have existed for any long period of time. It’s an issue of identity, and an issue of where to place your focus. Batman is an established character; people know who he is, but if that is relied too heavily upon, then the whole thing falls apart.

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