A recent tweet posted by WB Games Montréal celebrated the Caped Crusader by sharing a video of the the Bat Signal shining against a building. This gesture, along with many like it across the world, was ostensibly made to celebrate Batman Day, but a few hidden messages in the video have fans thinking it could be a more important tease of things to come.
Thanks to subtly-placed, quickly-flashing images at the beginning and near the end of the clip, there is now chatter online than a highly-anticipated Batman video game announcement may finally be forthcoming.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed brief, cryptic shots of various symbols dispersed throughout the video, which could be teases to the new Batman title that WB Games Montreal has been rumored to be working on for years.
The first, which appears three seconds in, looks very much like it could be the reflected "A" design often associated with Arkham Asylum throughout several forms of media. The second, at 21 seconds, bares a striking similarity to the symbol for the Court of Owls, which was previously teased as the aforementioned game's thematic inspiration, especially after a WB Montreal Associate Producer tweeted a t-shirt of a similar logo.
As many Batman fans already know, the Court of Owls is a coalition of the oldest families in Gotham that have shaped the city in their image for years. Utterly ruthless, the Court employs a group of killer assassins known as Talons, who will remove anyone that gets in their way. The comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo was well-received by critics and fans alike, and is considered one of the best modern Batman stories.
Based in Montréal, Quebec, WB Games Montréal was responsible for Batman: Arkham Origins, the third installment of the Batman: Arkham video game series. Fans have been clamoring for a new game in the series ever since Batman: Arkham Knight released in 2015, and their wishes may have finally been granted, if these teases and the rumors they cause end up ringing true.
WB Games Montréal has not responded to CBR's request for comment.