The Batman ARG Countdown Ends, Reveals More Clues

Warning: This article contains minor spoilers for The Batman!

The countdown on The Batman ARG has finally ended… and now the website reveals even more clues to be solved.

The official website at rataalada.com was teased after the end credits The Batman. However, it only led to a loading screen which slowly counted towards 100%. Well, that 100% has finally been hit… and now the website has revealed more clues from The Riddler.

“You’ve come this far,” reads the website. “Let’s see if you’re willing to discover more. While you unmask everything that has yet to be revealed, I’m safe here. With my new friend. We will see you soon.”

The Batman – Riddler’s Photos

The message is clearly sent from The Riddler (Paul Dano) while the ‘new friend’ he mentions is none other than The Joker (Barry Keoghan) – teased towards the end of the movie with a scene inside Arkham Asylum.

As for the ARG, it also revealed a link to a zip folder full of images. Check them out in the gallery above.

Within those images, there are even more instances of the Riddler’s cipher – meaning that many of the pictures contain coded messages from The Riddler himself. Can the internet crack The Riddler’s code once more? In the meantime, we’re going to have a go ourselves…

Another code from The Riddler.  Credit: Warner Bros.

Another code from The Riddler. Credit: Warner Bros.

Note: The cipher sequences in these images seem to simply state “You are el rata alada” over and over…

Again, the website has been updated, this time stating: “You did so well. And you know…”. Then, a link appeared to the following image.

"Gotham loves a comeback" Credit: Warner Bros.

“Gotham loves a comeback” Credit: Warner Bros.

Decoded, this simply states: “Gotham loves a comeback.”

Of course, this isn’t the first trick The Batman has played, with director Matt Reeves filming several fake scenes to protect the film’s ending.

IGN’s review of The Batman called it “a gripping, gorgeous, and, at times, genuinely scary psychological crime thriller that gives Bruce Wayne the grounded detective story he deserves.”

If you want to read more about The Batman, you can find out the answers to The Batman’s 5 biggest burning questions, or take a look at what the ending really means.

The Batman: Every Live-Action Version of Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, and More

Robert Pattinson stars as The Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Paul Dano as The Riddler.

The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Peter Craig.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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