Five years ago, the last of the "Batman: Arkham" series of games arrived from developer Rocksteady Games, which launched to mostly positive reactions from its fans. This success reportedly prompted Warner Bros. to tap its in-house developer, WB Games, to work on a fourth entry in the series.

According to Gamerant, WB Games Montreal decided recently to tease fans with the new game with symbolism. The developers have been largely silent; the tease that fans received was cryptic symbols about the different organizations from the comic book world of “Batman.” This hinted that something big was reportedly going to be revealed at E3, an event where video games are usually introduced and release dates are revealed, this year, but the show was inadvertently cancelled.

The original developer Rocksteady Games has since moved on to other projects, but Warner Bros. would like to milk the “Arkham” series some more. Even if the new games were to drop sometime soon, it may be moved back; lockdowns this year have forced movies and game shipments to cancel, and the effect may ripple even later. The planned latest addition to the “Batman” trilogy may have to wait.

While video games may have been cancelled, there might be a way for some games to still make the cut, regarding their launch dates and shows. Now that E3 2020 show is already out of the picture, VG Charts reported that the Tokyo Game Show 2020 followed suit, but has since offered a viable solution — moving the entire event online following the “new normal” trend for gatherings and large crowd activities.

The Game Show is usually held at the Makuhari Messe in Japan and organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) and co-organized by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. and Dentsu, Inc.

The show was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan. The organizers decided to take the event online for the safety of the people who wanted to attend and to avoid sacrificing the scheduled dates for the annual video game convention. With online events like this, some launching could still be done, and game releases could still meet their quota.

As for the latest “Batman: Arkham” game, it is in the shadows for now. The teasers seem to show that the game is still in development and is not far along enough to warrant some more details.

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