There is a good possibility that WB Montreal is working on a new Batman: Arkham game involving the Court of Owls. In Batman lore, the Court of Owls is a relatively new concept. In DC Comics' New 52, the Court of Owls was a secret organization that has its hands in the pockets of Gotham City since its inception. This organization moves in the shadows of the city, but its members are some of the most powerful people to ever walk Gotham's streets.
The Court is also behind some of the most violent and evil deeds done in Gotham, hiring assassins to do much of their dirty work. They wear owl masks to hide their identities, although some members of the group appear as owl-human hybrids in the comics. They are an enemy of Batman, who first learned about the organization in 2011. Since then, they have continued to elude the Caped Crusader.
Now it seems that the Court of Owls will get their own video game, at least according to tweets from WB Montreal. The company's assistant producer has been posting to Twitter about the excitement she has for a new title the studio has in the works. She also posted a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt with an owl emblem on the back, an owl emblem that resembles the one used in the comic books for the Court of Owls. This T-shirt is potentially a hint about the next Arkham game, although that franchise is most closely associated with Rocksteady. However, WB Montreal developed Batman: Arkham Origins, so it is not a stretch to believe that it will develop the newest title in the franchise. Take a look at the tweet and photo below.
One thing is sure, though: Fans should not expect an announcement about the title at this week's Game Awards. WB Montreal Creative Director Patrick Redding tweeted that although the team is in Los Angeles this week, they will not make an appearance at the awards show. He did, though, retweet an image of an owl, further teasing the title.
If players can assume that such a game is on its way, can they also assume it is potentially a prequel to the Arkham series, as Arkham Origins was? It would make sense to follow up the previous game with one about Gotham's most secret society, but until WB Montreal make an official announcement, all bets are off the table.
Source: WB Montreal