First look at Mr. Freeze in Batman: Arkham City

Mr. Freeze has finally been confirmed as a major villain in Batman: Arkham City, thanks to this new gameplay trailer from Rocksteady Studios. While we’ve suspected his appearance for over a year now (the actor voicing Mr. Freeze let that fact slip way back in April 2010, before the sequel even had an official title), this is our very first look at his costume, superpowers and role in the game. Watch:

The ice gun, bubble helmet and glowing red eyes are classic Mr. Freeze, but the force field and remote scanning drones are new. Clearly, this boss battle will require a mixture of stealth and gadgetry to win, though if Batman doesn’t throw a thermos of hot chicken soup at some point, we’ll be very disappointed. Speaking of old ‘90s cartoon references, it’s also worth noting that this backstory for Dr. Victor Fries - that he’s just trying to save his wife Nora - originated with Batman: The Animated Series writer Paul Dini, the same guy responsible for scripting Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

Aug 15, 2011


  • Brassballs - August 17, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    for some reason the moment the voice filter kicked in I expected him to start talking about "The Unity". Although it sounds close enough to the TAS voice to win me over.
  • Doctalen - August 16, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    Surprised no one has said this yet but, CHILL!!!!!!!!!!!
  • The_Tingler - August 16, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    Stay cool, bird... boy!
  • ReasonableFanboy - August 16, 2011 6 a.m.

    Not enough Governator. Looks a little too much much like Asylum environments too. Nitpicks, that's all.
  • spencertucksen - August 16, 2011 5:08 a.m.

    This game is going to seriously kick some....ICE. *troll face*
  • santaclouse37 - August 16, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    This is looking like a pretty cool game. It's 'ice to see that the writers snow their audience, and don't have cold feet about including as many fan-favorites as possible in the game. Now, if only they would melt the freeze on information about Robin.
  • Rubberducky - August 16, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    To quote Jeremy Clarkson "Some poo came out!"
  • Katlu - August 15, 2011 11:44 p.m.

    (*¬*) Amazing! *(^O^)*
  • batmanboy11 - August 15, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    Awesome stuff.
  • MeabhieD - August 15, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    I wish i had money to pre-order this... :/
  • idlemindkiller - August 15, 2011 9 p.m.

    My Batman sense is tingling. So much info coming out. Skyrim might have a hard time prying my Xbox away from old Bats.
  • Personamanxx - August 15, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    Hmmm, not a bad look. It's doing it's own thing while still staying true to the classic Mike Mignola design.
  • Drake32 - August 15, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    I like this. It seems you will have to do alot of thinking in this battle.
  • sgloomy - August 15, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    this games is going to be epic i'm gonna be pissed when i finish it.
  • jackthemenace - August 15, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Really psyched for this, but, as much as I love stealth, and Mr. Freeze, I REALLY hate Scanning drone things like those. They really bug me, and make stealth sections practically impossible.
  • Pocotron - August 15, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Probably voiced by Nolan North (Pole) HAR HAR I FUNNEE NAO RITE?
  • SideOfBeef - August 15, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    Did anyone else hear Mr. Freeze and think of Penguin?
  • TheHalfanese - August 15, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    How much bigger can this game get?!
  • keltar93 - August 15, 2011 8:15 p.m.

    Considering how fervently I've been eating up all news related to this and Dark Knight rises, I'm amazed at how few comics I've read. So glad they're including his wife into the story, I'm thinking GOTY contender, assuming we all forget Portal 2 somehow

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