WayForward's upcoming beat-em-up adaptation of the Batman: The Brave and the Bold series will apparently take advantage of a rarely-taken-advantage-of feature of the Wii: It's ability to connect with the DS. According to IGN, a player using Nintendo's dual-screened handheld (equipped with the DS version of Brave and the Bold, natch) can assist players of the Wii version. This assistance comes in the form of Bat-Mite, an impish version of Bruce Wayne's alter ego, pictured above.

Bat-Mite's capacity for helpfulness still isn't clear, though if the screenshot above is any indication, he appears to be capable of dropping heavy things on the heads of unaware enemies. That sounds reminiscent of Tingle's remote support in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. In fact, now that we think about it, Bat-Mite and Tingle look startlingly similar. Is it possible that the Fifth Dimension from which Bat-Mite hails is actually ... Hyrule? Whoa. We need to go sit down for a while.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.