Batman: Arkham City adds Deadshot

Batman: Arkham City has added yet another villain to its growing rogue's gallery. The assassin Deadshot will be taking out targets in Arkham City. It's up to Batman to figure out why, and stop him.


Rocksteady has already provided more Batman: Arkham City rogue's gallery reveals than you can shake a batarang at, but it seems that they aren't done yet. Today the studio took the wraps off Deadshot, the self-proclaimed "world's greatest assassin." He'll be one of the side-missions that shows off Batman's array of skills, as the Dark Knight has to track him down and figure out the motivations behind his assassination targets.

The first look comes from a Gametrailers TV episode, featuring a look at Deadshot and a talk with game director Sefton Hill. "One of the mysteries that Batman is trying to solve is: what is Deadshot doing in there?" said Hill. "He's finding these murder scenes and trying to figure out, what is Deadshot doing, what is his M.O, what is he after? As you play through the game you start to figure out the targets that he's after. Deadshot realizes that Batman is after him, so Batman gets added to the list as well."

Hill says side-missions like Deadshot's help them explore other parts of Batman's character. "One of the nice things with the side-missions is they let us focus on different aspects of Batman's character. So, Deadshot focuses more on the forensics element and tracking down, doing that in a slightly more detailed way than we might do on the main story, on the main path." He'll be one of 12 side-missions in the game.

Deadshot has grown up with the character of Batman since 1950, serving as a villainous counter-weight to Bats' own distaste for guns. He has an utter disregard for human life, and will always carry out a hit as long as he gets paid. He's sometimes served as an anti-hero as part of the Suicide Squad, but in this incarnation, he appears to be much more on the villain side.

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    September 16, 2011 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Batman: Arkham City adds Deadshot.

    Batman: Arkham City has added yet another villain to its growing rogue's gallery. The assassin Deadshot will be taking out targets in Arkham City. It's up to Batman to figure out why, and stop him.

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      September 16, 2011 9:05 AM


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      September 16, 2011 9:13 AM

      Lame Deadpool knockoff. [oDon't hurt me!]o

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        September 16, 2011 9:14 AM

        Oops fail.

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        September 16, 2011 11:06 AM

        Deadshot is a lot closer to Bullseye than he is to Deadpool. Deadshot and Deadpool share little similarities, other than the fact that they're both mercenaries for hire.

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        September 16, 2011 11:43 AM

        Is this a troll? Deadshot is older.

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          September 16, 2011 12:12 PM

          Yeah. He has what, roughly 40 years on Deadpool?

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        September 16, 2011 12:14 PM

        First appearance Batman #59 (June/July 1950)

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        September 16, 2011 12:26 PM

        wow, everyone laugh and point at this post.

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        September 16, 2011 12:52 PM

        Are you for real? Even in the news article they mention that Deadshot has been around since the 1950s. Can you not read? Do you only respond to initial stimuli?

        "Oh shit - picture. Word? Blah blah blah. I don't got time to read that shit. MUST SUBMIT ILL-INFORMED POST NOW."

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          September 17, 2011 2:00 AM

          Hes being sarcastic, he just botched the spoiler tag. No need for everyone to jump the gun and get defensive.

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      September 16, 2011 12:53 PM

      I'm trying to stay away from Batman:AC news so I can be a little bit surprised - but did they mention who is doing the voice acting for Deadshot? I can't help but see him and think of Kevin Spacey (because the voice actor from Justice League tried to imitate Spacey for all his bits) every time I see him now.

      Either actor would make me happy. Right in the fuzzy spot.

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        September 16, 2011 1:12 PM

        The GTTV clip didn't mention a voice actor by name, but the guy they have voicing Deadshot sounds a little too close to a guy doing a Ryan Reynolds impression. Or maybe I have Ryan Reynolds on the brain, since he's rapidly ruining superhero movies for me.

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          September 16, 2011 2:20 PM

          Not hearing Ryan Reynolds, but I'm certainly not hearing what I thought of Deadshot.

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