The Dark Knight’s 80th has been great for gamers this weekend who have seen more of Batman in video games from 6 free games, Batman x Fortnite and a teaser by Warner Bros. Montreal.
Due to 80 years of the Caped Crusader, September 21st was dubbed as Batman Day, celebrating the first issue of Batman in 1939.
Over the weekend there has been free Batman games giveaways, a Fortnite/Batman crossover and even a teaser of a possible new Batman video game.
Epic Games kicked off the weekend’s fun by giving away a whopping 6 FREE Batman games including Arkham Knight.
NOTE: To get the free games all you need to do is create a free Epic Games store account. No purchase of any kind is required.
However, the weekend’s celebration’s didn’t end there.
Fornite has received an awe-inspiring new update that brings Gotham into the game in an amazing Batman crossover event:
Official Fortnite x Batman event page: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/batman-glides-to-fortnite-on-batman-day
Previously discovered by data miners trawling the game’s files, the Fortnite Batman crossover event was discovered earlier last week, but Epic Games was quiet on the issue.
As would be expected, the update adds some Batman gadgets and Batman-themed skins, however, what wasn’t expected was that Catwoman is also available.
Gadgets available include Batman’s most iconic items such as the Grapnel gun, Batarangs, and cosmetic items which can be found in the usual loot boxes and supply drops.
The two Batman skins are based on the Dark Knight trilogy and a DC52 variant from the 52 series of Batman comic books.
Catwoman is available via the Epic Store and more items can be obtained by earning a bundle from completing Welcome to Gotham City challenges.
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As the proverb suggests, a hero is only as good as his villain, and intel suggests that the Joker is up to no good in Gotham.
To get your hands on the Batman items, simply follow the Bat Signals around the island to start your adventure as the Caped Crusader.
In other Batman Day news, social media and forums have been lit up by rumors of brand new Batman game.
The developers of Arkham Origins, Warner Bros. Montreal, Tweeted an ominous video displaying a Bat Signal on an office building.
At first, it may have been taken as a mark of respect, however, upon closer inspection, it appears that there are symbols subliminally interlaced between frames.
The symbols appear to be those of The Court of Owls and The Demon’s Head.
The Court of Owls is a subversive and secretive organization made up of Gotham’s richest who really pull the strings.
The Demon’s Head is the symbol of Ra’s Al Ghul, the immortal warrior in charge of The League of Shadows, and one of Batman’s greatest foes.
This isn’t the first time that WB Montreal has teased a new game.
In December 2018, company producer Valeria Venzina was seen wearing a T-Shirt sporting a Court of Owls symbol.
While Miss Venzina was quick to dismiss the rumors of a new Batman game at the time, this new stunt coupled with the December tease shows that a new game is almost definitely in development.
While the developers of the main trilogy, Rocksteady, have stated that they are not making a new game, WB Montreal has access to all development resources.
WB Montreal was responsible for creating the excellent Arkham Origins, a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, the first of the Rocksteady trilogy.
It is widely noted that WB Montreal worked just as well as Rocksteady so having them develop a new game in the series seems only logical.
Given the blatant tease, I would expect to hear some official news on the new game very soon.
The free Batman games are still available until 26th September from Epic Games Store and the Fortnite x Batman event will be running until into October.
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