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Arkham Origins studio teases ... something on Batman Day

Speculation falls on Court of Owls and/or Ra’s al Ghul

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2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins
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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Batman Day, yesterday, is largely a promotional observance even if it is factually commemorating the 80th year of the Caped Crusader’s first appearance. And that’s exactly what’s going on here in this teaser video from WB Games Montreal, makers of Batman: Arkham Origins.

Those three glitchy frames are plainly deliberate, and Bat-Fans pulled them out to see what they may reference. Speculation has fallen on the Court of Owls as behind one symbol, and Ra’s al Ghul as the meaning of another.

It makes a lot more sense in the context of this tweet from a year ago, in which a WB Montreal developer intentionally unintentionally showed a shirt logo that sorta resembles one of the glitchy flashes, 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, which gathered OK reviews and was seen more as an incremental entry in the series.

A tease as deliberate as this one probably means news sooner rather than later, and it just so happens we’ll be getting some of that. PlayStation’s State of Play showcase is on Tuesday.