Telltale's Batman References Russian Ambassador Assassination Photo

Telltale's Batman References Russian Ambassador Assassination Photo

The second episode of Batman: The Enemy Within chooses a poor photo as a reference.

The second episode of Telltale Games' Batman: The Enemy Within includes a reference to real-life photo showing the killing of a Russian ambassador. The episode, The Pact, uses the reference for a picture of the Gotham Brokerage, showing security camera footage of the inside of the bank. Due to the graphic nature, the pictures will be behind links: In-Game Image, Photo Reference.

The charitable guess is that some Telltale artist was looking for photo references and used the picture without knowing what it was.

The original photo shows the assassination of Andrei Karlov at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey in December 2016. Karlov was the Russian ambassador to Turkey and was speaking at an opening ceremony for a photo exhibit. He was murdered on camera by a former police officer who seemingly wanted the assassination to be covered publically.

We've reached out to Telltale Games for their statement on the matter.

The image was first noticed by a user on Twitter, according to Eurogamer's reporting.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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