Batman: Arkham City Calendar Man Easter Egg

Beneath Harvey Dent’s headquarters, set up in the old courthouse inside Arkham City, you’ll find a special little man, still locked away where he can’t hurt anyone. If you’ve read one of Batman’s most influential works “The Long Halloween” then you’ll know him right away. It’s the Calendar Man, and he has some special stories to tell Batman, but only on unique dates of the year. You can wait all year to hear these stories, or take the easier route and listen to them all in a day.

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WARNING: To get this achievement — Make sure you check and follow the dates listed on the calendar near Calendar Mans’ cell. You’ll also want to leave the room and return to autosave between each story.

Calendar Man Easter Egg

  1. Find Calendar Man in the basement of the Courthouse, you’ll visit early in the game to save Catwoman from Two-Face. Leave the courtroom and follow the hallway to the exit. Before leaving you can find stairs leading down into the holding cells.
  2. Search the holding cells, and you’ll spot the Calendar Man. Talk to him and he’ll tell you stories on special days of the year.
  3. Luckily the dates are circled on a large calendar on the wall, just outside Calendar Man’s cell. To hear every story, change your system’s date to these days of the year:
  • New Year’s Day: January 1st
  • Valentine’s Day: February 14th
  • St. Patrick’s Day: March 17th
  • April Fool’s Day: April 1st
  • Mother’s Day: May 13th
  • Father’s Day: June 17th
  • Independence Day: July 4th
  • Feast of St. Roch: August 16th
  • Labor Day: September 5th
  • Halloween: October 31st
  • Thankgiving: November 24th
  • Christmas: December 25th

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24 Comments on Batman: Arkham City Calendar Man Easter Egg


On October 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

its the 3rd of September for labor day on mine


On October 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Mothers day fathers day and labor day I think follow certain days like 2nd Sunday. In aug or whatever so make sure its the right year

Kevin Thielenhaus

On October 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

For everyone attempting to get this achievement, be sure to check the calendar near Calendar Man’s cell.


On October 23, 2011 at 6:11 am

These dates are not all accurate if you keep the year 2011. Take Kevin’s advice if you are having problems.


On October 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

Be sure to also exit out the back door to save the game after each visit. Or else it won’t count.


On October 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Guys jus stop cheating jus wait that takes away from the fun of the game jus coe back and check it on those dates they did this for a reason and u guys are taking away from it geeze


On October 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Tony don’t be a its not cheating bc you gain no advantage in the game… There for its just a loophole to get an achievement… So zip it douche


On October 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I agree. Just let the game play out. Of course, that’s just my suggestion. I do think it’s funny that most “douches” are the ones calling other people that. Sad that someone can’t just politely say what’s on their mind without being attacked.


On October 26, 2011 at 9:26 am

If you people know that you’re going to be able to sit down and play this game on every one of those dates when it comes around, I think you need to find a job or a ing girlfriend…


On October 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Yeah. It’s time to take a break from the ol glass. I guess its all about how much devotion you want to put into a game based on a comic book. Some do, most don’t.


On October 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

It’s not about cheating or not having a life. It’s a hobby. Much like how many people collect stamps or cards, or do fantasy sports. I just happen to collect achievements.

And it’s not like I devote my life to it, like some people on here would assume. It’s something I do in my spare time when there’s nothing else going on. My girlfriend really likes watching Days of Our Lives, so I go off and game for a while.

I feel like this is an achievement to get people who have played the game – and liked it – back into it for a replay or two (or more) by lure of an achievement that can’t be immediately obtained.

Of course the developers realized that you could just autosave and then switch your system time, but they wanted to make it enough of a pain in the ass to do it so that you would come back to it after you’ve already played the game. Maybe you switched the date three or four times, but you get sick of the time-sink of doing that, so you just play the game.

The purpose of this achievement is for people like me; we play the game, but collect achievements as a hobby in our spare time. It’s a hook to add replay value to the game.

Why are people so butthurt over the fact that it has been included and why are some people so quick to judge that those that seek the completion of it as social retards that have no lives?


On October 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Well said Digwood. Gaming is more interactive and involved then simply watching TV. People need to let go of the idea that gamers that go the extra mile to enjoy what the programmers put in are socially handicapped or introverts. I run,lift,watch stupid reality shows when my girl makes me but I also dive into games like this with a bowl of munchies and love every second of it. In fact, this game has got me readingbcomics again. Now those I hide. Comic book readers really get no love. Lol.


On November 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Jake, I have a job and a girlfriend and I’m still fairly confident that I’ll be able to play the game for 5 minutes on those days. It’s not like you have to solve an elaborate puzzle and play for 9 hours on each of those dates. You just have to press the A or X button next to his cell and then leave the courthouse. Not exactly very taxing on my time. That being said, I’m probably going to just adjust my system date.


On November 25, 2011 at 10:42 am


harleen quinzel

On November 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I personally am waiting it out, especially if people have done pretty much everything on the game it’s nice to know there is something else to wait for. No it’s not because i have no life or anything, it’s not like it exactly takes long for once a month to go on there see what calendar man has to say and then leave or do whatever you want. It’s just a game people, tbh everyone can do whatever they want, shouldn’t be such an issue.

- Via my opinion


On December 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I just came on here to get the dates, not to be accused of cheating or anything. I didn’t know anyone would take a game that serious. ._.


On January 1, 2012 at 3:08 am

Who cares what other people think do whichever way you feel like.


On January 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I agree with Corey, just leave your suggestions don’t bore everyone with your personal views on what other people should do!


On January 27, 2012 at 6:39 am

I can’t wait a whole year for this


On February 21, 2012 at 4:02 am

The game wants me to be signed in to get achievements but when connected to live the date is automatically set. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong?


On March 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Disconnect your Xbox or whatever console you’re using from your wifi or wired connection, still able to sign in and get achievement and don’t have to worry about live setting your time


On August 10, 2012 at 2:20 am

In the game the date for September is the 3rd not the 5th

awesome dude

On December 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

it say’s november 22