After years of speculation and months of teasing, Warner Bros. Montreal's new title has finally been revealed. It's called Gotham Knights and while at first glance it looks like it is set after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight, WB Montreal has confirmed that it's not connected to the Arkham games and is instead a completely original setting in the Batman universe. Here's everything we know so far about Gotham Knights.
What is Gotham Knights?
Gotham Knights is revealed with the premise that Bruce Wayne is (ostensibly) dead and with that, a new protocol has been enacted, requiring the Bat-Family to take action in Gotham against villains like Mr. Freeze and the mysterious Court of Owls. You can check out the reveal trailer below.
It appears this game is an original Batman setting that isn't connected to the Arkham games, despite several similarities.
Gotham Knights gameplay and features
Gotham Knights is a third-person action-RPG that can be played solo or in two-player co-op. So far, the roster consists of Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl and Nightwing. Each of these characters has their own progression, allowing them to unlock new abilities and skills. They all play differently, with a variety of advantages and disadvantages. The developers have also teased that as players grow stronger, their foes grow stronger as well.
At the reveal of the game, a few minutes of gameplay footage were shown, which you can see below.
Does Gotham Knights have cross-play?
It's not currently known if cross-play will be supported in Gotham Knights.
When is the release date for Gotham Knights?
Gotham Knights is currently slated to be available at some point in 2022. More information on the game is coming at DC Fandome 2021 in October.
Gotham Knights was originally scheduled to release at some point in 2021 but like many games, ended up being delayed due to the ongoing pandemic affecting development. When it arrives, it'll release on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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