The Joker will not return in Batman: Arkham Knight, according to Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Hill explains why we won’t be seeing the infamous villain making a return appearance in Arkham Knight.
“He’s Dead Dead Dead,” says Rocksteady
If you do head over to the video interview, be forewarned, there are plenty of spoilers.
“One thing we really wanted to respect were the events of Arkham City,” says Hill. “He’s Dead D-Dead Dead Dead… Yes,” exclaimed the director.
“There are references to Joker in the game. We wanted it to feel like what happens when Joker dies? What does that create in this universe? And it creates this kind of power vaccum.”
Like Arkham Origins, Arkham Knight will feature a number of different villains. Apparently though, they’re all looking to be the heir to The Joker’s throne as the top villain of Gotham.