Warner Bros. made a tie-in for ‘The Batman’ at www.raalada.com
In ‘The Batman’, The Riddler (Paul Dano) relies on many features on the internet to play his puzzles. Warner Bros. also helped create a site related to the post-credit scene for the film.
‘The Batman’ doesn’t feature a mid-credits or post-credits scene to give a sneak peek of what’s to come, but once the credits finish rolling, a message saying “goodbye,” followed by the URL www.rataalada.com flashes across the screen, prompting viewers to jump in. cinema to visit the site the Riddler uses.
In the film, one of The Riddler’s clues sends Batman (Robert Pattinson) and Lieutenant Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) to find out what the “winged mouse” the Riddler means. They both assume that The Riddler sent them to Penguin (Colin Farrell) and they drag him in for questioning.
While interrogating Penguin, they finally crack the code and realize that The Riddler has given them a site.
The Rataalada website has invited many fans to start solving the mysteries within it. While some puzzles require players to watch ‘The Batman’, others can be solved with a sharp mind and a bit of guesswork.
Every day Riddler comes back with new questions to solve, but some of them require you to start playing to solve them.
On March 2, the site featured three fairly easy puzzles to solve:
1. Fear he who hides behind one. Answer: A mask.
2. What was new, is new again. Rebirth. restoration. reformation. Answer: Renewal.
3. I am first a fraud or a trick. Or perhaps a blend of the two. That’s up to your misinterpretation. Answer: Confusion.
After answering all of them correctly, Riddler will provide a password protected zip file with the file name: What_Am_I. The answer, of course, is “promise”.
Inside the file is a video labeled Thomas_Wayne_Lies, which is a video of the 2001 election campaign with Thomas Wayne saying, “Instilled in both of us that giving back is not just an obligation, it’s a passion. That is our family’s legacy.”
The video was edited by Riddler to include his heavy breathing and two clips feature the cryptic words above: “HUSH!” and “THE TRUTH ABOUT GOTHAM!”
If you visit Rataalada again after viewing the video, the Riddler will ask: “Do you think Thomas Wayne is a great man?
The new prize is an image labeled 06.jpg featuring the Riddler cipher which can only be played if he has been playing on the site from the start.
If we can consistently solve the puzzles and clues hidden in the filenames, we can decipher the code that can be read as “A MAZE OF RIDDLES” which is also hidden in the Riddler’s signature on Rataalada.
Then the sentence will appear, “You’ve successfully solved my maze of riddles.
Batman is in theaters now.