Arkham Knight lead character artist Albert Feliu recently spoke with GameInformer about the work he and his team have done re-defining the look of Batman’s villains for the new game. Here’s what he had to say about some of the villains we can expect to see this October:
Feliu attributed most of Penguin’s look to a change in season in-game (as Arkham Knight is set on Halloween.) “This time, we went for autumnal mafia. We took the coat off, and the concept of Penguin was more of a dirty dude. Obviously his shirt is rolled up and sweaty, and he has food stains on it. But still, he’s really powerful. He’s got a golden chain, as well. We had to be a bit crazy with this character, and working with his design. And we shaved his head. He’s proper filthy, you know. It makes you want to punch him even more.”
“With Two Face, we thought he was a really strong character already,” said Feliu of the character’s design in Arkham City. On the proces of updating him for Knight, Feliu added that not much was changed: “OK, that was Arkham City; what can we do to make him look different, right? We just rolled up his sleeves and made him look really next-gen. We took some references of really filthy, burnt flesh – which is what we do most of the time, which is quite cool – and tried to make him look as badass as we could.”
Feliu promised more Riddler in Arkham Knight: “This time around, you see him throughout the game, and he evolves… It’s something we try to put in the characters. If you had to work overtime, for example, you would start the night with your jumper on and everything, and as the time went by you’d probably take your jumper off, open your shirt, take your tie off, have a coffee. The Riddler is a character who has a cool framework, and we didn’t want to change it too much – we like his shirts with question marks and silly glasses and greasy hair.”
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