After months of teases and rumours, we finally know what WB Games Montreal has been working on for the past few years. Gotham Knights is a brand-new ambitious entry in the Batman video game series set in an alternate Batman timeline.
Gotham Knights is a coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC in 2021 and features a single-player and two-player co-op gameplay experience as players explore the five boroughs of Gotham City. Players can go anywhere they like and can drive around the city using the Batycle. Best of all, Gotham Knights includes a range of characters players can choose including Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin. These characters are customizable through gear and loot obtained in-game.
The trailer includes a call from Batman as he explains how he died after the Batcave was blown up. The four heroes and villains set off to track down the root of the “accident” which is seemingly linked to The Court of Owls as seen in the trailer. However, Batman’s true death is not confirmed yet.
The playable heroes each include a unique playstyle. In addition, players can expect a robust skill tree and loot system for each.
- 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 behavioural sciences.
Take a look at the two trailers down below. One being the announcement trailer and the other a seven-minute gameplay walkthrough.