The Joker goes down in flames in this new E3 footage for Batman: Arkham Knight

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Jun 16, 2015, 4:43 PM EDT (Updated)

Rumors of the Joker's return to Rocksteady's upcoming Batman; Arkham Knight have been only slightly exaggerated, as seen in this new footage shown at yesterday's Sony panel during the big E3 2015 event in Los Angeles.

Here we finally get to see the flaming fate of the Joker in this peek at the opening moments of the game's epic storyline, with that signature grin remaining baked onto his crispy skin.  Then stay tuned for a fearful sequence inside a coffee shop as complaints against a smoking customer lead to a terrifying zombie encounter orchestrated by the maniac Scarecrow.

Batman: Arkham Knight should bring instant joy into the hearts of hardcore Bat-gamers when it's released on June 23, 2015, and feverish anticipation is erupting in advance of the roll-out. 

Have a look at this gruesome new trailer and tell us if you're primed to pounce on Arkham Knight next week.

(Via Den of Geek)