And we now have a picture to go with the news. Rocksteady’s character designs have always been nothing short of amazing in reinventing characters that have been portrayed dozens of time and still making them look fresh, but their Penguin looks decidedly more sinister than any previous incarnations we’ve seen.
Even their Joker retained a bit of a cartoon feel to him, but apparently they wanted to go a completely different way with the Penguin. “The way that penguin has always been portrayed is as quite an aristocratic, well-spoken gentleman who’s got these twisted delusions of grandeur.” He added, “So we’ve made him a really horrible, nasty piece of work – but still with the delusion of grandeur. He dresses well, but in a poor taste, and we’ve made him this brutish, brutal guy but also key into collection fascination that he’s had through out the years,” according to marketing manager Dax Ginn as interviewed by arkhamcity.co.uk.