After countless teasers over the last several months and days, Warner Bros. Games Montreal finally revealed Gotham Knights during their DC FanDome panel. The world premiere 4K trailer is embedded above while a detailed synopsis, gameplay walkthrough, and additional screenshots of the upcoming game are included below.
Gotham Knights a brand-new open-world, third-person action RPG. In this game, players can explore the open-world action of Gotham and patrol the dark streets of the city’s five distinct boroughs using a variety of traversal abilities and heroic combat moves, as well as the iconic Batcycle. As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin progress, their distinctive gameplay skills will evolve, along with a growing arsenal of weaponry and gear. Gotham Knights will feature rich storylines for players to investigate, including face-offs against some of the most infamous DC Super-Villains, such as Mr. Freeze, who is set on engulfing Gotham City in ice. Gotham Knights is playable either solo or as a two-player, online* cooperative experience, and will be available in 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox Series X and Xbox One X and PC.
Here is a quick overview of the playable characters who will take center stage and carry on Batman’s legacy in Gotham Knights.
- Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past. Now, after years of recovery and preparation, she is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira, and jiu-jitsu.
- Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.
- Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.
- Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting and hopes to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff and skilled in a variety of stealth techniques, Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.
As a dedicated fan of the Batman Arkham series, I’m certainly looking forward to what this game has to offer. One could argue that it could be a risky decision to release a Batman universe game without The Caped Crusader himself but is Bruce Wayne truly dead? Also, another question that should be asked is if Gotham Knights is a connected universe game alongside Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League? Hopefully, we will definitely get answers for these theories and more in the months ahead.
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