Across their various social media channels, the gaming studio released various snippets of crests that fans believe indicate which villains will be featured in the highly-anticipated next-gen game.
Now, mind you, this is all speculation, but these are the villains that have been rumored to be apart of the game at one point or another:
Amanda Waller/Gotham City Police Department: a fearsome government official, Waller frequently handles the Suicide Squad and has been depicted as the Director of A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans) in the DC Universe.
As for the GCPD, there’s speculation that one of the images teased by WB Games Montréal is the seal for the city’s police department, which would somehow indicate that they have become the Batman’s enemy as well.
Ra’s al Ghul: Portrayed by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins, Ra’s al Ghul is one of Batman’s most iconic enemies as the leader of the League of Assassins.
An international terrorist hellbent on wiping out most of humanity to restore “order, Ra’s al Ghul is notable for being one of the few characters in Batman’s rogues gallery to deduce his secret identity as Bruce Wayne. However, given the twisted respect between the two, Ra’s has never publicly revealed the Dark Knight’s true identity.
Court of Owls: A new addition to Batman lore — they were first introduced in 2011 — the Court of Owls are essential the Illuminati of the DC Universe, as they are a group of powerful and mysterious individuals who control Gotham City from behind the curtain.
While nothing official has been announced, it’s been reported that the game — previously rumored to be titled Batman: Arkham Legacy — will be a “primarily” a next-gen game, which would slate it for a late 2020 or early 2021 release. With The Batman set to hit theaters in June 2021, it stands to reason that Warner Bros. would want the game to be released before then.
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