You quoted me with my edit in there. >.> Yes, I see that it is Joker and Hamill. They made such a big deal about Batman: AA being his last run as Joker too since doing the voice was starting to hurt him.
He is also the voice of The Watcher in Darksiders, which is an even more extreme version of his Joker voice, if you can believe that. Not sure whether he voiced Joker before or after The Watcher, though.
Didn't see a sequel to Arkham Asylum coming out so soon, that was a big surprise. A lot of the stuff in the trailer looked a little rehashed though. All the thugs looked exactly the same and the Joker is main villain again after getting his ass kicked? It all seems a little too soon...
All it needs is less henchman / more variety to take them down. And get rid of the boss fights and it will be golden. If they could show a game like this doesn't need boss fights to make it "good", then we will be on the right track.
Yeah, that's weird. People know Batman, you don't need to tack on Arkham Asylum 2 so they don't get confused. We just had a Batman movie sequel make $533 million and it didn't even have Batman or a 2 in the title.
They haven't announced the title yet, right? When I finished Arkham, I remember my first thought being that I can't wait for the sequel. 2010 seems quick but since this is only a teaser, we could easily be looking at 2011.
Rocksteady had likely started development immediately upon completing Arkham and I love the balls behind that. Even before it released, they knew they had something VERY special on their hands.
I don't care when...I adored the first and I'm there day 1 for this.
I don't particularly want drastic redesigns, particularly, but yeah.
Just a little refresh here and there. Joker's clothes, for example, looked wayyyy to purple. Like unbelievably so. I know it's supposed to be more comic booky, but yeah. It was ugly, imo.
Harley makes the most sense though for the hooker reason you mentioned as well as the fact that a hospital getup works for the Arkham hospital, but not wherever in Gotham we're playing now.
Assuming Bats is bringing the fight to them this time, that'd make story sense for them to get all freshened up to prep for the fight with Batman.