VIDEO GAMES: No Robin in Batman: Arkham Origins, But Possibly Superman?
A recent interview with Game Informer revealed new details for Batman: Arkham Origins. In the interview they reveal that there is no Robin in Origins as well as talking about the game's soundtrack and its curious relationship to Die Hard.
Recently Game Informer caught up with Eric Holmes, the creative director for Batman: Arkham Origins. Although Holmes played coy, the interviewers were able to glean some interesting information.
Noting that the demo they had played included music that used sleigh bells, the interviewers asked about this. Holmes explained: "One of our inspirations for that is Die Hard, which I think is one of the greatest movies ever made, but it's also a Christmas movie, right? One thing they use in there is whenever McClane has an idea you hear the Christmas bells. So the moment for example when he has the two bullets left for his pistol and he knows Hans has his wife... then you see the Chirstmas tape and the camera punches in. You hear the same thing just before he sends the guy down the elevator... all of his ideas are little Christmas moments."
Given that Arkham Origins takes place at Christmas, the interviewers asked whether the common parody, "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" would be used in the game. Holmes replied: "No comment... One thing I can say to partly answer that is there's no Robin at this part of the continuity. There's no concept of Robin. Batman works alone. Who knows, perhaps the first egg may be laid..."
Although it is not currently known who will score Batman: Arkham Origins, Game Informer suspects that Christopher Drake, who composed the score of The Dark Knight Returns and contributed music to Injustice: Gods Among Us, will be named as the composer.
In a recent episode of Kevin Smith's podcast, Drake hinted that he would be working on a large DC game that was "relevant to this show [Fatman on Batman.]" In the podcast, Drake compared game writing to choose your own adventure books and mentioned a certain super-powered Kryptonian. "It's really interesting . . . you've got to be like here's Batman walking into a room, or Superman or whoever, and you can go through door one, two, or three."
Game Informer was quick to say that this mention of Superman didn't necessarily indicate that Supes will actually appear in Arkham Origins, pointing out that it was possible Drake was just trying to avoid saying definitively that he would be working on a Batman game. On the other hand, we certainly have seen crossovers and combined universes in DC video games before. And before Arkham Origins was announced, there was talk of a Silver Age Batman prequel that would feature other members of the Justice League.
What do you think? Will Superman appear in Arkham Origins? Do you want him to?
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