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Batman: Vengeance is a video game set in the DCAU.
It was published by Ubisoft, initially released on November 18, 2001, and was released for Xbox, GameCube, PS2, Game Boy Advance and PC. Its ESRB rating is "t" for teen. There are 19 levels of gameplay in both third-person platform style and driving gameplay.
Character designs are based on The New Batman Adventures. Spanning 5 episodes, presented in a style intended to emulate that of the animated series, Batman Vengeance takes the Caped Crusader through 19 levels of gameplay up against a series of familiar villains unknowingly involved with one central plot to wreak havoc on Gotham City.
It starred Kevin Conroy as the role of Batman, reprising his role from the series, as did Mark Hamill, who voiced the criminally insane Joker and a character unique to the game, Isaac Evers.. Additionally Diane Pershing (Poison Ivy), Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn), Michael Ansara (Mr. Freeze), Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.(Alfred Pennyworth), Tara Strong (Batgirl) Lloyd Bochner (Mayor Hamilton Hill) and Bob Hastings (Commissioner James Gordon) all reprise their roles from Batman: The Animated Series.
The game presumably takes place before the start of The New Batman Adventures, based on the noticeable absences of Tim Drake as Robin and Dick Grayson as Nightwing, as well as the fact that Freeze appears in the game, but there is no reference to his artificial body or the mechanical spider-legs attached to the bottom of his head. Poison Ivy also has much more noticeable skin tones here, as opposed to her more plant-like form in the series.
Part 1: A Girl To Die For
At the Gotham Chemicals plant, a young woman, bound and gagged, is struggling on the floor, staring fearfully at a time bomb ticking away a few feet away. Batman comes to investigate and, seeing the bomb, lifts the young woman into his arms and escapes the plant just before it explodes. On Mary's person, Batman finds a ransom note from the Joker, demanding $5 million for the return of her young son, Toby. Later it is discovered the joker has a large plan at the Gotham bridge to kill Batman. Batman follows the Joker's clues to the bridge wear he fights some goons until he reaches the highest part of the bridge. The Joker has Toby in his hand on a large wrecking ball. Batman fights the Joker by throwing batarangs at him while Joker tries to smash him. Joker decides to drop Toby in the river forcing Batman to save the boy so he could escape. Batman catches Toby and gets back on the bridge. It has been discovered that Toby was a booby trap by turning out to be a bomb and exploding. Batman is weakened and it's discovered that Mary is really Harley Quinn. Harley attempts to kill Batman by trying to drop her hammer on his head. She is stopped by the Joker who says that only he can kill Batman. Batman quickly recovers and fights the Joker in hand-to-hand combat. Batman soon wins and knocks him on the edge of a bridge. Batman tries to save him but Joker uses his joy buzzer gimmick and Batman drops the Joker's hand and apparently falls to his death. Harley gets upset and jumps after him but she is stopped by the Batman. Harley then says she is through with crime and walks away.
Part 2: In Cold Blood
Boss: Mr. Freeze
Part 3: Plant Food
Boss: Poison Ivy
Part 4: Fool's Grave