Rocksteady has already given thrown so many villains into Batman: Arkham City it almost seems overwhelming, but it seems that they are not done yet. Today, the developer took the wraps off Deadshot, the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest assassin.” He will be part of the side-missions that shows off Batman’s variety of skills. In these missions, Batman has to track him down and figure out the motivations behind his assassination targets.
The reveal came from a Gametrailers TV episode, featuring a look at Deadshot and a chat with the game director, Sefton Hill. “One of the mysteries that Batman is trying to solve is: what is Deadshot doing here. He’s finding these murder scenes and trying to figure it out, what is Deadshot doing, what is his M.O, what is he after? As you play throught the game, you start to figure out the targets he is after. Deadshot realized that Batman is after him, so of course, Batman gets added to the list as well” says Hill.
Hill also gave a little insight on Deadshot’s side missions. He says they will help 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 of12 side-missions in the game.
Deadshot has been a part of the Batman universe since 1950, serving as the villainous counter-weight to Batman’s own distaste for guns. He disregards all human life and will always carry out a hit as long as he is 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.