Forget the unknown thug seen in the screen above. The audio tapes from Batman: Arkham City recently uncovered and available after the jump, one apparently found at E3 and the other just mysteriously appearing on YouTube, have the recordings of some big supervillians from the world of Batman. What in the world could they mean?
In the first audio clip, we have The Penguin and Professor Hugo Strange conversing in what sounds like a counseling session. A transcript of the two recordings follows:
Penguin: Strange, don’t think you’ve beaten me.
Strange: I just thought we could both benefit from a little talk, Mr. Cobblepot.
Penguin: Don’t try that psycho mumbo-jumbo with me, Strange. I’m not like the other crazies.
Strange: Of course not. After all, considering the… challenges you’ve faced.
Penguin: Challenges!? What freakin’ Challenges!? You’re not better than me. No one is. I own this place.
Strange: Well, to be clear, I allow you certain freedoms but, let’s continue. Why do you feel the need to own anything? I believe it is a mechanism to compensate for some childhood inadiquacy. You were friends with the Waynes, correct?
Penguin:I was. Til someone did the world a favor and blew the brains out of little Wayne’s self-rightious parents. I was laughing for weeks. It still brings a smile to my face.
Strange: And you think that’s ok?
Penguin:Ok? No I don’t think it’s ok… I think it’s bloody Hysterical! Hahahaha! That family destroyed mine. What happened to them, well, it couldn’t have happened to nicer people.
Strange: Take a seat Mr. Cobblepot.
Penguin: What is it now, Strange.
Strange: I wanted to talk about your apparent hatred of the Waynes. Your outburst last time was most interesting.
Penguin: It’s simple really, I don’t like the sneaky little bastard. Lookin all high and mighty cause someone killed mummy and daddy.
Strange: Most people look upon him with sympathy.
Penguin: No they don’t, they’re jealous. Jealous of his money, his cars, his women. He lost me sympathy when he vanished from the city. I can’t tell you how much I hope he’s visiting his dear mum and dad.
Strange: Where do you suppose he went?
Penguin: How’m I supposed to know?
Strange: Let us move on, then.
Penguin: No. It’s time that you do something for me.
Strange: And what is that?
Penguin: Here’s a list.
In the second audio clip, we have Hugo Strange speaking to the Mayor, who is then interrupted by what sounds like the Riddler. This clip suggests that Hugo Strange has some people under his control via some sort of medication.
In yet another audio tape, Hugo Strange interviews the Joker. Strange makes mention of Joker’s condition, whatever that may be.
[youtube width=”300″ height=”200″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcFF2L94ZYM[/youtube]
Batman: Arkham City is currently slated for release on October 18th, 19th and 21st in North America, Australia and Europe respectively.