Telltale Removing Image of Slain Russian Ambassador in Batman: The Enemy Within
If you follow international news at all, chances are that you’ll be aware of Andrei Karlov. In case that name doesn’t ring any bells for you, Karlov was Russia’s ambassador to Turkey who was shot dead in December 2016 by an off-duty policeman in public. The whole incident was caught on camera and photos of the ambassador’s body with the killer standing nearby (he was later shot by security forces) made rounds online and in newspapers.
We’re not sure how but Telltale Games managed to include that image in the latest episode of Batman: The Enemy Within. To be specific, the photo is part of a scene that shows security camera footage of a break-in at Gotham Brokerage. We won’t add it here due to its graphic nature but you can find it shared by Twitter user Bro Team Pill who first noticed the blooper.
After being contacted by several publications, Telltale released the following statement to Gamasutra:
An update to the game has been submitted this morning that will be removing the image across all platforms. We regret this incident occurred, and we are taking appropriate action internally to ensure that we continue to maintain our high standards in Production and Quality Assurance.
At least it’s being rectified!