Dr. Victor Fries was a brilliant cryogenics expert whose life took a cruel twist that would see him dedicating it to avenging the fate of his beloved wife Nora and becoming an archenemy of Batman. In his alter-ego as Mr. Freeze, he is a scientist who must wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive, and bases his crimes around a theme of cold or ice, using his own tech like his cold gun that freezes its targets solid.
It is odd thinking of him being introduced to an entire new generation of potential fans -- villains too have fans you know -- as I distinctly recall the moment when I first met him -- on the TV in the 1960's Batman television series -- where Mr. Freeze was played by actor George Sanders in the first two-part appearance for the show and which, I confess, causes me to hear Sanders' voice whenever I read dialogue from the Freeze in a comic.
In his first appearance in the episode "Instant Freeze" it is revealed that it was Batman himself who spilled the cryogenic chemicals that created the unfortunate situation -- and while this was all during an attempt to arrest the man, that is not really the point... The point is that Batman feels a certain amount of guilt for his condition, and that clouds his thinking when he is dealing with Mr. Freeze.
While it is not clear how closely the new game will follow the canon, it is clear that they are pulling out all the stops to bring us classic villains from the past, and how cool is that?
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new video revealing Mr. Freeze in his role in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City videogame that we wanted to share with you now:
Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to action-adventure stealth video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, that is based on DC Comics' Batman. The game will feature versions for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Microsoft Windows PC.
It is being developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was officially announced during the beginning of the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards and is scheduled to be released worldwide the week of October 18th, 2011.
Posted: 15th Aug 2011 by CMBF
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