Now, okay. Do keep in mind that this is "Comic Book Death" we're talking about here, which is only slightly above "Anime Death" in terms of "deaths that don't really count". But sad to say, it does look as though very early on in Batman: Arkham City, the J-man will bite the big one, and we'll spend the majority of the game free from his jolly jeers.
Let me back up for a moment. While the premature demise of the murderous mummer was certainly the biggest news of my most recent hands-on with the game, there were a few other things worth sharing as well. I sat down with Dax Ginn, marketing game manager at developer Rocksteady, to work through a later section of the game. I picked up where I left off at my PAX hands-on—Batman had saved Catwoman from Two-Face and tracked the Joker to the top of a clock tower, only to discover the room to be empty… other than some explosives.