Rumors have been circulating for some time now that Warner Bros. is gearing up for a new Batman game reveal from Rocksteady Studios and a recent posting on the Batman: Hush Facebook page, run by Warner, only furthers the validity of these claims.
An image of Hush with the caption “Remember a little appearance by somebody in Arkham City? Well things may be about to get more interesting next month…” was posted yesterday, giving more fuel to the Batman rumor fire.
Hush made a small cameo in Arkham City at the end of one the side quests that had Batman investigating a series of murders. The dialogue of the short scene Hush was in with Batman hinted even back then that he could appear as a more serious threat down the line if the series continued.
The character was created by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee for DC Comics and first appeared in Batman #609 (January 2003) as Dr. Tommy Elliot, a plastic surgeon and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne returning to Gotham. He isn’t revealed as the villain Hush until Batman #619 (September 2003) where he—along with the Riddler, and a yet-to-be-outed, back-from-the-dead Jason Todd—takes a page out of Bane’s Knightfall plot and have Batman run against some of his most infamous foes in a short period of time.
An exhausted Batman then finally faces off against Hush himself, as Elliot wishes to deal the final blow. In an ironic twist of fate, however, Two-Face saves Batman, his Harvey Dent persona temporarily dominant due to plastic surgery performed by Elliot that hid his acid scars.
If Hush is indeed the main villain in a new game, this could be the darkest Batman: Arkham adventure yet, due to the personal nature of the vendetta Hush has for Bruce Wayne. If you’re as big a Batman fan as I am, a month sure seems like a long way away now, doesn’t it?