Bruce Wayne was not always the fearless and triumphant Batman. Bruce trained relentlessly in the mountains and down in the city gutters—learning to overcome his nemeses with confidence and skill. As Bruce Wayne transformed into Batman, he became a beacon of hope for Gotham's residents, and the symbol of dread for Gotham's villains.
But when a villain called the Joker comes to town, Batman faces one of his biggest challenges yet. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman attempts to shut down the Joker before the Joker shuts down Gotham—but not before he finds that his allies may be his enemies. Can Batman save the city on his own, and still be the beloved hero he once was?