*Author’s Note: This story contains possible spoilers if you have not played through certain parts of Batman Arkham Knight. Please be forewarned and read at your own risk.*
Despite some of the flaws, what Batman Arkham Knight does very well is capturing the spirit of the Batman mythos and DC Comics lore. The game is filled with all sorts of Easter eggs noticed by keen eyed fans and players alike. However, previous installments of the franchise by developer Rocksteady Studios prove that they do not mind sneaking in some harder to find Easter eggs in the Batman: Arkham games. The first game had the hidden office for Warden Quincy Sharp that foreshadowed Batman Arkham City. The second game had a hidden room involving the Scarecrow on a small random shipping boat that hinted at the events of Batman Arkham Knight. In addition, players could visit Calendar Man in his cell in the Solomon Wayne Courthouse on specific holidays to get some ominious, holiday-specific dialogue options from Calendar Man. Not to mention, the hidden code from Scarecrow promising revenge on the Dark Knight. Well, the Batman Arkham Videos channel on YouTube has discovered another date specific Easter egg for Rocksteady’s final installment in the franchise Batman Arkham Knight. You can check out the full video on the hidden epilogue to the game’s Man-Bat subplot in the player below.
Over the course of the game, Batman pursues the Man-Bat creature aka the tragic scientist Kirk Langstrom. After apparently curing Langstrom, he’s placed in an isolation cell in the GCPD building. If players set their PC or console to the date of October 31, it will trigger a new event regarding Man-Bat. It seems you will encounter Man-Bat yet again flying over Gotham City. If you return to the GCPD building, you will find that Langstrom/Man-Bat has escaped his cell. This is disregarding the other little clue after beating the Man-Bat mission, where you can return to Langstrom’s lab and find that the apparent dead body of his wife, Francine, is missing. It seems Francine is in fact not dead, but now she also shares her husband’s affliction.
Batman Arkham Knight is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version is currently delayed as Warner Bros. Interactive looks to fix the issues with that version.