Rocksteady has revealed the existence of DC
Comics' infamous mercenary Deadshot in Batman: Arkham City. The classic
character, who has been part of Batman lore for over sixty years, will join the
game's villainous roster as a gun-for-hire hellbent on eliminating The Dark
Knight so he can continue killing his Gotham City targets without interruption.
Deadshot's inclusion in Rocksteady's sequel
was revealed by game director Sefton Hill on Game Trailers TV, and later
confirmed on Twitter by show host Jeff Keighley.
Deadshot (real name: Floyd Lawton) is the
brain child of Batman creator Bob Kane and fellow comic book writers David Vern
Reed and Lew Sayre Schwartz. The character first appeared in Batman #59 in 1950
as self-professed crime-fighter who's less-than-selfless motives were revealed
when he made a play to replace Batman as Gotham's hero. Since then Deadshot has
allied himself with a number of Gotham's seedier characters, and become one of
the most deadly assassins in the Batman universe.
“[Deadshot] is after some very specific
people inside Arkham City, and Batman's obviously trying to stop him,” said
Hill, hinting at Deadshot's role in Arkham City's, adding, “When someone gets
in Deadshot's way, you know, there's an inevitable showdown.”
Batman: Arkham City swoops in for PS3, Xbox
360, PC on October 18th in North America, and October 21st
in the UK.
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