New Batman Game Gotham Knights Revealed At DC Fandome
After years of rumors, WB Montreal has finally revealed what fans have been waiting for – a brand new Batman game, Gotham Knights. The company has been teasing a new Batman game for roughly a year, starting with a symbol shared last September. Speculation for what the new title would entail has run rampant for years now, and fans finally have their answer. Set for release in 2021 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The game will feature two-player online co-op, five boroughs of Gotham City for players to explore, the ability to drive around via Batcycle, and an arsenal of combat and gear that will grow as the game progresses.
The game seems to pick up where Arkham Knight left off, according to the trailer. Bruce Wayne, apparently, is still dead, having sent a message to the members of the Bat-family, who appear to be the playable characters in the new game. Players get glimpses of Nightwing, Red Hood, Batwoman, and Robin in action, each with their own slight variations.
Finally, fans get to see the Court of Owls, seemingly the primary antagonists of the game. It’s a neat departure from what the series has done before, and the variation between the playable characters should shake things up quite a bit for fans of the series’ gameplay.
Here’s the official description of each character in game, which teases some of the unique abilities each brings to the table:
- 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.
We also know those playable characters will have every chance to work together in co-op play, which was briefly demonstrated in the gameplay with some slick-looking co-op takedowns between Batgirl and Robin.
Gotham Knights is currently in development and will release in 2021.