Rocksteady Studios may have taken the rumored multiplayer mode out of the running for Batman: Arkham City, but fans eagerly awaiting the game's fall 2011 release still have something to smile about this week -- that is, if they want to stare into new screen shots from the gritty game that include a close-up of the Joker's scarred visage.Uploaded to the official Arkham City Facebook page, the new images see Batman approaching the Joker's industrial "Fun House" fortress, which is decorated in all manner of clown fare. It bears a similarity or two to other Fun Houses he's used as hideouts, which should serve as a nice warmup for further conflicts in the game with the more serious (but equally insane) Hugo Strange.

Check out the new Batman: Arkham City images below:

[Via Joystiq]