The recent image released by Batman: Arkham Origins‘ developers is a confirmation in itself, depicting a huge shard of ice next the advertised humanitarian award. However, there was another hint left by the developers in that image with further confirms the presence of Mr. Freeze and may even hint at which story they are going with.
The name of Ferris Boyle is present in the image that WB Montreal sent out with their announcement of DLC. Mr. Boyle is an integral part of Mr. Freeze’s origin story which was detailed in superior fashion in the Batman: The Animated Series episode, “Heart of Ice.” It has since become the quintessential Mr. Freeze origin story, and has been adapted in recent retroactive continuities of the character with minor variations. Drawing from the “Heart of Ice” origin allows for Mr. Freeze to function as a villain for both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
Data-mining has also revealed that a possible title for the DLC could be, “A Cold, Cold Heart.” This lends credence to the theory that it is inspired by “Heart of Ice,” due to its similarity to that title.
Batman: Arkham Origins‘ inaugural DLC is being developed by WB Montreal and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on an unannounced date this year.