Quoted from taz:
Okay, so we're about half way in between the most recent and next BM66 code updates and there's not a lot to talk about until the next code drop, except the crazy SW threads, so what do we all think is coming in the next code update? Keeping in mind that there was quite a bit of polish and some new clips in the last update, though a couple of the primary modes are probably in line to catch up to the last update's polish. Here are the most likely options I could think of:
1 - A surprise new mode like Bat Turn. (This is my personal vote and hope right now)
2 - Implementation of Minor Villains.
3 - A much bigger implementation of Gadgets than what we've seen thus far.
4 - Implementation of Seasons.
5 - Wizard or Minor Wizard modes, creation, updates, or polish.
6 - A substantial amount (shit load) of new call outs and video clips.
7 - Just a lot more polish, bug fixes, etc., kind of like the last update.
So, what's on your minds if you care to opine?
If you look at the different text strings in pinball browser (last version of code you can use it with is 0.69) the Bat-turn text messages were there but I didn't see references to any other mode except for "Batusi Champion Award", I think that might be an upcoming multiball or wizard mode. Maybe there is stuff in the code after 0.69 but pinball browser doesn't work with those versions yet.
Curious how the minor villains will be implemented. There are texts in there that say things like "Shame 59/60, "Egghead 29/30" so I suspect the some of the minor villain modes will entail a crap load of shots to complete. There is also a setting for minor villain super jackpots as well.
Based on the text strings in the 0.69 code, I think you will only be able to select a minor villain if the season they were in has been lit. For example Shame was only in season 2 and 3 so if you didn't light those seasons yet then he can't be selected. Interestingly in the code text strings, it shows Mr Freeze as only listed for season 2. The Mr Freeze character was also in season 1 as well but was played by a different actor. The Mr Freeze used in the game art is the Otto Preminger version and he was only in season 2 so I think that why he is only selectable in season 2. Batgirl was only in season 3, maybe she'll pop up in future code as a selectable season 3 minor mode?
In one of Franchi interviews he said something about the need to get the artwork for all 120 bat gadget artwork done by a certain point so it could be used to make the plaques and be added to the code. So maybe we'll see each gadget actually get a specific name/picture on the LCD when you earn them?
I'm also hoping for more call outs and video clips. In the star wars thread people are getting excited about the mention of 400 video clips. Batman has whopping 1800 video clips in the code and it will be awesome if it actually uses all of them in future code.