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Warner is teasing a new Batman game again, reveal could happen tomorrow

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Almost a full year ago, WB Games dropped a "Capture the Knight (opens in new tab)" teaser that we were reasonably certain signalled that a new Batman game was in the works. More teases (opens in new tab) followed on Twitter in January of this year. But then, rather oddly, it all just stopped—no Batman, no Robin, no nothing, except for a little blip in June when the publisher said that it would be at the upcoming DC Fandome (opens in new tab) event, for some reason.

Fandome takes place on August 22—this coming Saturday—and with that date now looming, the tease machine has spun up once again. Earlier today, WB Games Montreal tweeted this:

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The @r3dakt3d link leads to a separate Twitter account (opens in new tab) , with just the one tweet so far and a link to a website at r3dakt3d.com (opens in new tab). There, you will find links to Twitter, a Facebook page (opens in new tab), and—this is where it gets interesting—an Instagram account (opens in new tab). There isn't much to see, unless you hit the "tagged (opens in new tab)" link, which reveals a bunch of other, more telling images, including this:

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That image contains four logos that were teased back in September, plus the Court of Owls insignia and a GCPD badge we saw in January. Also very interesting are the four symbols at the center—Batman, Batwoman, Robin, and Nightwing—which could suggest that all four will be playable in whatever it is that Warner is cooking up.

The other bit of good news is that we may not have too long to wait, as the r3dakt3d.com website also says, "We have be3n expecting you – 8/18." I have no idea what all these 3's are about, but the 8/18 is presumably a reference to August 18, which is tomorrow. Hopefully we're not rolling into a week-long ARG (hello, Black Ops - Cold War (opens in new tab)), but given the timing I wouldn't be surprised if we'll have more cryptic shenanigans to wade through before we get where we're going. 

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.