WB Montreal is back to teasing its new Batman game, suggesting an Arkham-shaped reveal is imminent

(Image credit: WB Montreal)


WB Montreal is teasing a potential new Batman game again. This time, it's posted three new images on its various social channels, alongside a repeat of the caption it previously revealed back in September 2019 - "Capture the Knight / Cape sur la nuit". 

Cape sur la nuit / Capture the Knight WB Games Montreal

A photo posted by @wbgamesmtl on Jan 9, 2020 at 7:15am PST

When put together, which have at the top of the page, the three images appear to reveal some sort of sigil, or even a police badge... could Bruce Wayne be on the run from the group behind this emblem? Are we being led off the scent entirely? 

Hopefully this means we'll be hearing something more official from Warner Bros. soon but, for now, it very much looks as though the Batman Arkham series is making its long awaited return. 

Original story below:

Update: WB Games is doubling down on the new Batman title tease. On September 23 they tweeted "Capture the Knight / Cape sur la nuit" along with a video that features shifting symbols. 

Eagle-eyed fans recognized the Court of Owls logo, which is a mysterious group that runs all of Gotham City. In a now-deleted tweet, Scott Snyder, the author of modern Batman arcs that include the Court of Owls, wrote "Wait for it... #bewarethecourtofowls."

See the tweet below: 

Batman Day was on September 21, celebrating the caped figure's 1939 debut in Detective Comics. That's why there was a Fortnite x Batman event at the weekend, and it's also why the Epic Games Store is giving away loads of Batman games for free. So we shouldn't be surprised that WB Games Montreal, the studio responsible for Batman: Arkham Origins, should fire off a celebratory tweet to mark the occasion. 

Except it's not as straightforward as that. For one, this is the first tweet from WB Games Montreal since 2015, which was the last time the studio shipped something (it was DLC for the Rocksteady-helmed Batman: Arkham Knight). Since then the studio has quietly worked on a DC-related title, with job advertisements on its official site confirming that it will be "AAA". Oh, and the studio has never before tweeted about Batman Day.

But what makes it even less straightforward is the tweet itself:

Throughout the embedded video above, several barely perceptible symbols appear. It's rumoured that these symbols, which seem to reference demons and owls, could point to the appearance of Ra's Al Ghul and the Court of Owls in the alleged forthcoming game.

That could be complete crock of course, but it's hard to ignore the connections, and remember this coy to-and-fro between Warner Bros. employees last week. It feels more likely than not that we'll see a new Batman game soon.

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.