Years Later, ‘Batman: Arkham City’ is Still Full of Surprises

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chris-littlechild - November 20, 2014

There is nothing --effing nothing-- that Arkham City can't do. Along with predecessor Arkham Asylum, it was the game that convinced the world licensed titles don't have to be huge steaming shitheaps. Which is a freaking miracle in and of itself; I still break out in hives at the mere mention of Superman 64.

These babies surpassed all expectations, from nerdly critic types and regular Hobo Joe players like ourselves alike. Now, three years later, we learn that Batman: Arkham City is the badass face-punchin' gift that keeps on giving.

Somehow, a hidden easter egg within the game has just been found, having eluded capture longer than that creepy dude in the park who keeps exposing himself to strangers. As Kotaku reports, it's connected with the enigmatic Calendar Man. We've seen this guy spouting his date-specific weirdery before, but this is a new one right here.

‘Turns out, if you set your PC to the date December 13th, 2004, you trigger special Calendar Man dialogue. The date seems random, but players speculate that it's tied to a very special date. That's the year that the developer behind the game, Rocksteady, was founded after all,'
quoth the report. It's all very mysterious, and possible hints about Batman's death and the end of the franchise abound. It could all be BS, of course, but you can check out the clip and ponder for yourself at the link above.

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