I was browsing the net and found this report at the TMR ZOO. It is about a preview on ARKHAM CITY where it is said that JOKER DIES!!!!.
Here is tha actual quote from Jonah Falcon’s article:
In CVG’s preview of Batman: Arkham City, it seems that The Joker does
end up dead.
After forcing Hammer’s face into the ground with our knuckles we grapple up
to the room in Sionis Industries where Joker’s been hiding out, medical support
and all. The kick ass, justice dealing tone soon changes when we see Harley
Quinn clutching at The Joker in his chair, crying over his limp body.
Batman tells Quinn to move, she refuses and The Dark Knight’s usually calm
voice sparks a sharp tone of almost desperate urgency as he commands Harley to
move, grabbing her arm and throwing her aside.
Detective Mode confirms The Clown Prince of Crime is dead. It’s a ballsy
decision and one that would usually be reserved for the comics alone. But most
importantly it’s a massive twist that any of the many Arkham City reveals could
never have prepared us for.
It’s hard to believe it’s not just a trick by The Joker, but who knows?
Jonah Falcon is a blogger for TMRzoo and
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I personally think that Joker is a character that you never can trust especially when dying is concerned (how many times the Clown has been killed, poisoned, run over by car, stabbed, drowned before only to reappear in another issue?), and a resource for future games as a powerful contender. Of course, there is also the other half of the storyl. So far in both the comic book series of ARKHAM CITY by DC and the game trailers we’ve seen it is suggested that Joker’s state is irreversible and progressive, that the poison has permanently damaged him beyond repair. The Clown Prince is just a character and both Rocksteady and DC can do as they please with him, but It is a risky business to try something like that, in my humble opinion. Joker is so iconic a character that his death will leave a lot of fans of the game with a sour taste on their mouths. I don’t know what to believe. I ordered the game and I just hope that this is a rumor…