Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Origin‘s story DLC Cold, Cold Heart, out today on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam.
The Cold, Cold Heart DLC explores Batman’s first encounter with Mr. Freeze. With Freeze looking for revenge on GothCorp’s Ferris Boyle, the man he blames for the accident that turned him into a being who can only survive in subzero temperatures, Batman must utilize a new thermal suit and Batarangs in the hopes of keeping Freeze from turning Boyle and the rest of Gotham into a giant ice cube.
The story for Cold, Cold Heart seems to take a page directly from the “Heart of Ice” episode from Batman: The Animated Series in regards to Freeze’s origins. As a long time Bat-fan, it’s a relief that Warner Bros. Montreal did not opt to use the disgraceful “New 52” reboot of the character, in which Mr. Freeze has some serious mommy issues.
Maurice LaMarche, best known to children of the ’80’s and ’90’s as The Brain from Pinky & The Brain, Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters, and Chief Quimby and later Inspector Gadget himself in Inspector Gadget, reprises his role as Mr. Freeze after serving as the same character in Batman: Arkham City.
Mr. Freeze first appeared as Mr. Zero in Batman #121 in February 1959. Producers on the Adam West Batman TV series were the first to redub him Mr. Freeze in 1966 because the name better conveyed his abilities to a TV viewing audience. The character would make three appearances on the TV show and became popular enough there for the comics to finally revisit him, with the new moniker, in Detective Comics #373 in March 1968.
Hopefully, Warner Bros. Montreal, the developer behind both Arkham Origins and this new DLC, can deliver a higher quality experience than they were able to with the main game last October. The Cold, Cold Heart DLC is available now for $9.99 or for free as part of the Batman: Arkham Origins season pass.