The Riddler in Batman: Arkham Knight looks uncannily like Charlie Sheen

New screenshots also show off Two Face and Penguin in Batman's Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debut.

Three new screenshots of Batman: Arkham Knight have been exhibited on Game Informer, showing a close-up look of three of the game's antagonists: The Riddler, Penguin, and Two-Face.

Does anyone else think The Riddler looks exactly like Charlie Sheen, or is it just me?

Art director David Hego also went into more detail about the new looks behind the characters, explaining how the studio wants to keep their presence fresh and exciting even though they've all featured in the series before.

The Riddler (pictured) will look different as Batman: Arkham Knight progresses.

"How can we make these guys exciting, even after seeing them again?" said Hego. "How can we improve the story behind them?"

Crime boss Penguin, described as a thug, has now shaved his head and sports a rolled-up shirt that's stained with food. Two Face has also rolled up his sleeves--it must be pretty muggy in Gotham City--and you can see that his left arm is burnt.

The Riddler's look will also change slightly as the game progresses, in a similar fashion to how Batman's outfit gets more torn and beaten as he goes on.

“It’s something we try to put in the characters,” said lead character artist Albert Feliu, explaining how The Riddler will look more distressed and unhinged every time Batman thwarts his schemes.

“If you had to work overtime, for example, you would start the night with your jumper on and everything, and as the time went by you’d probably take your jumper off, open your shirt, take your tie off, have a coffee. The Riddler is a character who has a cool framework, and we didn’t want to change it too much--we like his shirts with question marks and silly glasses and greasy hair.”

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

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176 comments
seanwil545
seanwil545

He did loan Lindsay Lohan money from what I read.

I smell a Lawsuit coming =p

fdb20
fdb20

All the designs look great, and better than their previous incarnations....except Riddler....He looked so cool in the Arkham City.....Now he looks....like a dirty older man, in question mark pj's....

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

You chose one of the worst photos of Charlie Sheen to compare it to. He's wearing sunglasses ffs.

kellett23
kellett23

I think he looks more like Robert Knepper (T-Bag from Prison Break)

IJONOI
IJONOI

Batman Arkham Knight: 


15 Hours of Story Gameplay.

3,000,000,000 Hours of Riddler collectibles. 


Can't wait for this game. 

karloss01
karloss01

As long as the plot doesn't boil down to "Joker did it." I'm happy. as much as I like the Joker, I do get tired of him being used all the time.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

As long the story doesnt change to the joker again ill be happy..The third batman started out well than changed focus an they brought in the joker..Was so pissed im like wtf..Bad guy they had in the start was perfect shouldve left it..Not every damn game needs the joker enough is enough please...

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

Look at Wayne's head at the 1:00 mark...he's a damn bobblehead!  XD

shreddyz
shreddyz

is that sheen holding a bottle of vodka? hahaha

800over
800over

Riddle me this....What has Tiger Blood and addiction issues?

tzimakoulini
tzimakoulini

No!!!Not Charlie Sheen!!He looks exactly like Robert Knepper!!!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

He looks kind of like a younger Sheen.  A bit.  Maybe more like a brother or cousin.

bourne714
bourne714

Sorry dude.  Looks nothing like Sheen.  Fail.

Marky360
Marky360

The Riddler looks absolutely nothng like charlie sheen WTH is this guy smoking?

JulyAeon
JulyAeon

A mixture of Sheen & Smeagol.....wicked.  Will keep my eyes on this one.  Found the last game lacked a lot of charisma, this might put the fun back into the franchise.

Foxhound1982
Foxhound1982

This is going to be such a good game :) a developer like Rocksteady with next gen hardware on their hands...mummy ! 

Bhemont
Bhemont

This trailer, while cool, reminds me of Wrath Of the Lichking trailer ( I know, a "WoW clone" comment ),  where Arthas father narrates through the cinematic, being proud of his son and the warrior he had become, while in reality he had turned in to a lich.  


A really awesome idea tbh.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

APPROVED...   Yep; I showed this to a bunch of non-gamer friends & family, and (without any coaching) they all agreed that Charlie Sheen could put a totally new, dark, and truly creepy spin on a truly insane and FINALLY NON-LAME RIDDLER.  Most agree that the picture doesn't look that much like him, but that hiring an actual formerly-sane, self-absorbed lunatic makes total sense.


Now go hire his wacky ass to do the VO, WB!  ...and fair warning to the director: Charlie won't be adhering to the script.

DevilGearEffect
DevilGearEffect

No. No it doesn't.


He looks good, mind. A kinda crazy Riddler will be interesting.

berserker66666
berserker66666

If Riddler in this shot looks like Charlie Sheen then Ben Afflack looks like Bruce Wayne/Batman. Lay off watching too much Two and A Half Men Martin.

Chronologo
Chronologo

It's only the eyes... which are big part of the face appeareance. But his chin and the rest of the head structure are nowhere near to Charlie's look

Hurvl
Hurvl

"Does anyone else think The Riddler looks exactly like Charlie Sheen, or is it just me?" No, that's just you Martin, it's always been just you.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

How bout he doesn't look like Sheen at all??


But I certainly like the idea. Although Sheen's insanity was fake, it seems.

MonocleOwl
MonocleOwl

I always pictured The Riddler as a clean looking, tux wearing maniac; not the homeless maniac they show here.

jakerscythe
jakerscythe

His chin is all wrong, but whatever floats your news.

Honenheim
Honenheim

 Or as ive gone to called him the guy with too many questions.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

This The Riddler Look Like a Doctor Not Like the best Riddler from Arkham City!

bk2fut
bk2fut

My first thought was David Tennant crossed with Christopher Eccleston...although I got to say, now that it's mentioned...Charlie Sheen lookalike The Riddler is :P

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

I dont think so, the Riddler doesnt look as crazy as Sheen.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I want to hear Charlie's reaction to this. 

simonbarfod
simonbarfod

Charlie Sheen as the riddler...WINNING!


gamer112696
gamer112696

It's kinda funny...but I feel like Gamespot is running out of things to talk about if this is one of the articles.

SoNin360
SoNin360

Not really... fantastic article.

deadpen
deadpen

Well the only riddle I would imagine that goes through Charlie Sheen's head is "How can I get enough cocaine into my blood stream?"



Answer: HE CAN NEVER GET ENOUGHT

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

ahahahahahahahahhahahahah a drug addled loser looks like the riddler that is by far the most funny thing i've ever read on gamespot next  to tom and wii-u death BS but seriously is that a shot a chuck or the truth   

DrKill09
DrKill09

No, not really.  If you mean "sleazy like Charlie Sheen", then yes.

murph85
murph85

@Gladestone1  Well the Joker is dead supposedly so unless he comes back as a zombie.