Arkham Knight’s History & Lore

Youtuber TGN has put together a very nice video looking at the characters and lore behind Batman: Arkham Knight. Video and article contains spoilers.

 For those not well-versed in the Batman comics or the animated series, the video will provide help in understanding the conflicts, relationships and new characters that will be in Arkham Knight

The video suggests reading graphic novel The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and the 2010 animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. Moore’s excellent graphic novel gives an origin story to the Joker and has the infamous moment of him crippling Barbara Gordon which eventually led to the creation of her Oracle persona.

Under the Red Hood focuses on Jason Todd, the second Robin, who was brutally murdered by the Joker and resurrected by Ra’s al Ghul using the Lazarus Pit. Which unfortunately brought him back crazy and turned into the Red Hood.

Batman: Arkham Knight is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015.