The official announcement for Gotham Knights was made on August 20th at DC Fandom, a rumoured game in-development from “Warner Brother Games – Montreal Studio”. Rumours surrounding this title indicated that Batman’s Family of Heroes would arise, with that being confirmed through a released gameplay trailer. Playable characters will include Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin. Those wanting to purchase this title must wait until late 2021 when it’s released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PCs Steam.
An official trailer was released alongside the DC Fandom announcement, with footage now available on YouTube. It shows Gotham City struggling with the death of Bruce Wayne & the Batman, which is unveiled to residents as the same man. The final words uttered by Bruce Wayne before his passing calls for these four protagonists to take his mantle. Before Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin can become the “Batman Family”, the Court of Owls start attacking Gotham City residents. This leads towards a new series of games that’ll likely share similar popularity to the four Batman games previously released by Warner Brothers.
WB Games Montreal released details regarding gameplay. It was revealed that storylines could be experienced through the Solo & Co-Op formats. Co-Op Gameplay is limited to multiplayer, with local connections not supported. What gamers can anticipate with the Co-Up Link in Gotham Knights is Experience Points, which allow for customization options to become available. This allows for players to grow each character into their version of the Dark Knight. It should be mentioned a gameplay demo will be released later in 2020, where games will battle Mr Freeze and another unknown enemy from the Court of Owls.
The Differences in Character Gameplay
Press Release details indicate that each character plays differently, supporting unique gameplay features & combat movements from one another. An example of this is Batgirl, who focuses on the hacking capabilities taught previously by Batman. Nightwing is an acrobatic version of Batman that used electronic nunchakus to stun enemies. Gamers that select Robin will receive the most core version of Batman, with stealth combat & psychological warfare being his selection of combat. Red Hood is the darker rendition of the Batman for Gotham Knights, focusing on highly advanced weaponry & firearms that don’t kill.