We’re smart enough to know that it’s not wise to bet on anyone buy Batman coming out on top of a Gotham City brawl, but even we’re not sure that Bruce Wayne has enough skill to defeat the massive cast of enemies on hand for Batman: Arkham City. With many of the classic villains already revealed and detailed, we can now add Deadshot to the army of supervillains giving Batman the fight of his life in the streets of Arkham City.

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Rocksteady Studios has made it clear that they’ve got big plans for their next title, facing Batman with new Challenges, new villains, and even letting players step into the boots of Catwoman herself. We still don’t know how many secrets the team has left to announce, but given this latest villain reveal, it’s obvious we haven’t the slightest idea of what to expect next.

It’s not going to be easy for the world’s greatest detective to take down the world’s greatest assassin, but as GameTrailer TV‘s Geoff Keighley uncovered from Rocksteady Studios, Batman will be using both his Detective Mode and arsenal of gadgets to take on the super-sniper.

According To Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill, Deadshot has disguised himself as an Arkham inmate to gain access to the island-turned prison. Fans of the super-assassin will be upset to hear that Deadshot’s mask and colorful bodysuit have been left out in favor of a torn Arkham inmate get-up, but the villain’s eye-piece and wrist-mounted firearms are still present. Exactly why the world’s best gun for hire would dress up as a criminal to break into a prison is going to be integral to the plot, but the existing story hints give us some idea of his motives.

While Arkham warden Hugo Strange may be the mastermind and chief enemy of Batman this time, it’s safe to assume that other enemies will be taking this opportunity to exact revenge upon Batman, whether it be Penguin’s alliance with Solomon Grundy, the Riddler’s attacks on citizens, or the mysterious connection between Dr. Strange and Joker. Deadshot could be pursuing a personal grudge with Batman, or have been hired by Strange, Joker, or even the still-unannounced Ra’s al ghul.

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The gameplay footage shown gave a good impression of how difficult it will be to track down and defeat a professional assassin. Batman is seen interviewing an Arkham resident for leads, when he is suddenly struck by a bullet fired from a skyscraper blocks away. Batman must turn to his keen detection skills to examine the evidence left, which may hint at the methods players will use to track down and corner the elusive Deadshot.

But given the recently revealed ice and electricity puzzles, exactly what tasks Batman will need to accomplish to remove Deadshot from the equation could consist of just about anything. Whenever we know more, we’ll fill you in.

What do you think of the inclusion of Deadshot? Does the man who never misses his mark fit into the world of Arkham City? Any theories on how Batman will match up against a gunslinger? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Batman: Arkham City will be challenging Batman’s muscles and wits when it’s released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 18, 2011.

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Source: GameTrailers TV