It’s been nearly a year since WB Games started teasing the next big Batman game, and the publisher just dropped an exciting new series of hints about the project.
A cryptic video posted to Twitter has led Bat-fans to an equally cryptic website: r3dakt3d.com. “We have been expecting you,” the site reads.
It also offers a date — August 18.
By digging around in the site’s source code, fans have managed to unearth what appears to be an in-game map of Gotham City.
August 18 Update
After it unlocks, you’ll get a message: “One step closer.”
It appears that there are three more days of code-cracking before we get to the game’s proper reveal on Saturday, August 22.
Beware The Court Of Owls
According to GamesRadar’s Leon Hurley, an image emblazoned with the title Batman: Gotham Knights was at one point visible on the game’s Instagram account, though that appears to have been taken down for now.
The image, which could either be fan-made or official art posted prematurely, is evocative of the fan-favorite comic-book story The Court of Owls. And it’s easy for fans to imagine the potential of a game with Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing teaming up to take down the Court of Owls.
Last year, many noticed that Owls co-creator and Batman scribe Scott Snyder seemed to tweet confirmation of the Court’s involvement in this new game project, but that tweet vanished pretty quickly.
DC FanDome: August 22
We’ll definitely hear more about the project during DC FanDome, a virtual comic-con event taking place on August 22.
WB Montréal has an event scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, with organizers teasing a “first look at an exciting new game,” as well as a Q&A with the developers.