Credit: Jack Jefferies
As if the release of the new Batman video game "Arkham City" wasn't enough to thrill you (but no seriously, I'm actually a closet gamer) then how about the fact that the game will feature a brand-new Panic! At The Disco song?! Slated to appear on Batman: Arkham City -- The Album, the track is titled "Mercenary" and is a dramatic tune inspired by mystery, thievery and espionage! And yep, I've seen all the Batman movies so I'm qualified to say that, OK? Step back.
While "Mercenary" features the same pop/punk characteristics as Panic! At The Disco's previous hits, there's a notably darker and grittier undertone. Lead singer Brendon Urie sings, " 'Hey mister,' the bellman says/'I can only recall this nice hotel,' I said/So he replies, 'Then how do you manage?'/I dodge the glass and apologize for collateral damage." The best part comes next -- an actual dialogue-laden breakdown that features lines from the game! Mega-villain Hugo Strange asks Batman, "How does it feel to stand on the very stones that ran with your parents’ blood?" If you don't know the general Batman plot, then we won't spoil it for you but lets just say that our main man Batman is a badass and takes care of business, as usual.
Batman: Arkham City — The Album is slated for release Oct. 4.
+ Listen to Panic! At The Disco's "Mercenary."