Batman: Arkham Origins – Cryptic Teaser

Rocksteady Games’ Arkham series supposedly concluded with Arkham Knight, but there’s always a possibility for side stories, prequels, and new beginnings. Developer WB Games Montreal already made one prequel game called Arkham Origins. And now, in celebration of Batman Day and in honor of the 80th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance back in 1939 on September 22nd, WB Games Montreal released a 30-second teaser video of the bat symbol projected on a building.

The tease implies that the studio may be working on something new in the Batman universe. To add to the mystery, the video also contains flashes, at :03 and :21, of cryptic symbols that you can see below.

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People are speculating that at least one of the symbols is in reference to the secret society, the Court of Owls, that exists in the Batman universe. The other symbol might be in reference to Ra’s al Ghul.

More evidence for the Court of Owls connection came from Batman comics writer Scott Snyder. He tweeted, and then deleted, a post that specifically mentioned the Court of Owls. He used the hashtag #bewarethecourtofowls.

More proof pointing to the Court of Owls was a tweet from a year ago, in which a WB Montreal developer intentionally unintentionally showed a shirt logo that sort of resembles one of the glitchy flashes from the teaser, or at least happens to have an owl in it.

Rocksteady Studios was behind three of the four Batman: Arkham games- 2009’s Asylum, 2011’s City, and 2015’s Knight, which was supposed to close off the video game arc. WB Montreal stepped in with Origins in 2013. So maybe we actually are getting another Arkham game? People are speculating that a forthcoming Batman game reveal could happen at the PlayStation State of Play event this week on Tuesday September 24th. So, stay tuned for more updates!

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