Batman: Arkham Origins Story DLC to Feature Mr. Freeze

Of all the villains in Batman’s rogues gallery, I feel for Doctor Victor Fries. The guy is trying to save his terminally ill wife for Pete’s sake. I can forgive the occasional ice-covered criminal activity.

I bring it up because it appears we’ll chip into Mr. Freeze’s tragic tale in the next story DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins.

In a Batman Arkham Twitter post yesterday, WB teased fans with an invitation to the Gotham Humanitarian of the Year awards. If you’re a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, you’ll recall that Freeze’s debut on the show (and the stellar retelling of his origin story by Paul Dini) occurred at a similar awards ceremony. Sure enough, WB followed up the tease this morning with the promise of “All-new STORY DLC coming in 2014″ and an image:

If the ice wasn’t enough of a giveaway, you’ll note the heart-shaped diamond the trophy woman is holding. The name of the Batman: The Animated Series episode in which Mr. Freeze’s origin story was told? Heart of Ice.

We’ve already faced Freeze in the Arkham series. It’s among my favorite boss battles from the games, in fact. So it’s a shame we won’t be getting something truly new in the DLC. Bit of a trend for Batman: Arkham Origins, isn’t it? Hopefully they’ll do the origin story justice.

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