Gotham Knights: Release Date, Story, Gameplay and More!

After almost five years since then Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight, Gotham Knights from WB Montreal was announced in the DC FanDome on August 22nd.

Here’s everything we know about the game so far.

Release date

No specific date or month has been announced for the release of Gotham Knights. For now, all we know is that the game will hit shelves sometime in 2021.

Platforms

Gotham Knights will be available at launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.

pendant

WB posted a trailer on DC FanDome which you can check out below

story

The trailer reveals quite a bit about the premise of the story. Bruce Wayne reports dead to his closest allies.

After Batman’s death, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin must rise as new protectors of Gotham City. Unfortunately, with Batman gone, an expansive, criminal underworld has swept the streets of Gotham. The trailer shows that you need to stop the Court of Owls and possibly Mr. Freeze.

Then we’ll take a closer look at four playable characters: Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl and Robin. Despite the hooded look, it’s Tim Drake’s Robin. Bruce Wayne’s posthumous video mentions the Belfry, a fictional secondary hideout for the bat family run by Tim Drake and used by DC’s fictional Gotham Knights. This may be used as a hub for players to choose missions and objectives in the endgame. We also check out The Court of Owls, probably the bad guys this time. The screen flashes with a single talon jump (an elite of the Eulenhof) approaching the viewer.

Style of play

We can tell from that Gotham Knights is traversed with the bat cycle. We can also see the game notify you when other players are joining. These are different costumes from the announcement trailer that confirm that cosmetics will be available. We can also see levels for each character which confirms more RPG elements and that the gameplay can be limited depending on the level.

When Batgirl defeats an enemy, she acquires items that appear on the left. This could be our first look at a crafting system. It also seems that some kind of gear system is at play.

The overall game looks similar, but differs enough from Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham Series. The freeflow system seems to be absent from this iteration of Batman.

Gotham Knights is not associated with that Batman: Arkham Series. The newest title from WB Montréal opens up its own universe.

Fans of the capped Crusader can expect to play this title when it hits shelves in 2021.

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