Tuesday saw the official launch of Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment's Batman: Arkham Knight - the much anticipated final chapter for developer Rocksteady Studio's hugely successful Bat-game revamp. Wishing the game makers well were their counterparts at NetherRealm Studios, who paid congratulatory tribute with a bat-insignia clad Scorpion.

"Even Scorpion wants to be Batman!
Congrats to Rocksteady Games on the release of Batman: Arkham Knight!

We can only assume it was a slightly less delicious congratulations than the rice krispie, decapitated head cake sent by Rocksteady to mark NetherRealm's April launch of Mortal Kombat X. We did not receive comment about a reciprocal cake at the time of this writing.

The visual crossover is a moment of levity for the beleaguered Batman franchise - forced to suspend PC sales amid crippling problems for ports. It's a problem Mortal Kombat X can relate to. A troubled launch marred the 2015 fighter in its first month, with latest rumors suggesting Chicago based studio High Voltage Software have been removed from the project.

NetherRealm Studios collaborated with Rocksteady Games on past Arkham games, notably entering the mobile development space with Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. They contributed to completion of Batman: Arkham City, later featuring the characters in a skin pack for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Scorpion has continued to battle Batman in video game form after the 2008 crossover Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe, appearing as a guest character in Injustice, and Injustice Mobile.

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Scorpion and the other Kombatants have been doing an awful lot of cosplay of late. Recent dress-up variations have included: Samurai, Monsters, Soccer Fans, Offbrand Red Sons and Predator Fans. Creative Director Ed Boon eliminated the possibility of DC crossover characters for Mortal Kombat X, last July. No change has been announced.

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