It’s been the discuss of the city for fairly some time that WB Montreal, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins, is engaged on a brand new recreation starring the Dark Knight. According to a sequence of rumors over the previous few weeks, together with one sparked by an worker on the studio, plainly the brand new recreation will see Batman face off towards the Court of Owls, a prison group made up of the wealthiest residents in Gotham City.
The Court of Owls rumors started when manufacturing coordinator Valerie Valdez posted an image of a t-shirt with an owl-themed emblem that is just like the one utilized by the villains within the comics:
WB Montreal didn’t touch upon the sport on the time, however the rumor mill is again at it at this time due to new photos revealed by digital artist Eddie Mendoza, who uploaded three items depicting Batman preventing Talons, the Court of Owls’ elite assassins, to his ArtStation portfolio. According to Games Radar, Mendoza took down the photographs, which he claimed he’d carried out only for enjoyable, a short while later, inflicting the web to solely develop extra suspicious. Were Mendoza’s items truly idea artwork for an upcoming Batman recreation?
In a press release to Games Radar, Mendoza clarified that “the images are just fanart [and] I am not affiliated with WB or WB Montreal.” The artist defined that he took down the work to “adjust the lighting.” The photos haven’t been re-uploaded as of this writing. We’re not going to put up the artwork right here, however yow will discover them elsewhere when you look laborious sufficient.
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For these of you who aren’t aware of the Court of Owls, the prison group (though you possibly can most likely name it an owl cult?) made its debut in 2011 within the early days of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s improbable run on Batman. The Caped Crusader confronted off towards the Court in a battle that just about price him each thoughts and physique. Along the way in which, Bruce found that he had a much bigger connection to the Court than he may have ever imagined, a surprising twist that also leaves me breathless simply eager about it so a few years later. Needless to say, the story is price a learn, particularly for the reason that Court nonetheless reveals up in present DC books and has even made an look on Gotham. It’s a bunch price understanding.
WB’s upcoming superhero initiatives have lengthy been the topic of scrutiny from anxious followers. WB Montreal is claimed to be engaged on two separate DC video games. If considered one of them is that this Court of Owls recreation, then the opposite may be a Damian Wayne recreation first uncovered by Kotaku. The studio was beforehand engaged on a Suicide Squad recreation, however that was canceled in 2016.
Recently, Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill shut down rumors that the Batman Arkham studio is engaged on a Superman recreation. There are additionally reviews that the group is engaged on a Justice League recreation, however take that with a grain of salt.
We’ll preserve you up to date as we study extra concerning the subsequent Batman recreation! In the meantime, here is a information to each upcoming superhero recreation.
John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9.