I was terribly excited to hear that catwoman was going to be in the new Arkham city. I mean there was no way a game could take this strong female charcter and ruin her, right?
If this video (click on the link) is anything to go by, then yes, yes they can.
I’m not writing her off just yet - obviously I haven’t played it - but when they show one of her moves in the game being “kiss someone then attack them” I lose a hell of a lot of confidence.
Also, this whole video from when she appears is about marketing her as sexy. There is no denying that catwoman is sexy, but there is so much more to her. Do video game designers really think that as consumers we wouldn’t have any interest in female characters unless they’re marketed towards our sex drives?
Another gripe, did the game designers even consider that Selina Kyle can’t show her face to batman as catwoman, because he knows Selina Kyle IRL? I know a silly gripe, but still!
Not to mention that the game, apparently, opens with Catwoman being a damsel in distress because Two-Face is going to have her executed.
I am excited about Arkham City — Arkham Asylum was amazing (aside from detective mode (which I began to really resent (goddammit, I want pretty colors))) — but I was never holding my breath for a proper Catwoman. Y’all saw what they did to Harley, right? What kind of Suicide Girls shit was that?