After months of teasing, Warner Bros. Games Montreal has officially announced Gotham Knights, a new game set in the Batman universe.
Revealed during the DC FanDome event, the next entry is set to release in 2021 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Accompanying the announcement was a cinematic reveal trailer and pre-alpha gameplay from the upcoming title.
The story is set to take place after the death of Bruce Wayne, and will follow the titular Gotham Knights – comprising Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing and Red Hood – as they continue Batman’s legacy and protecting the streets of Gotham. The antagonist is confirmed to be the mysterious Court Of Owls, which the developer recently teased.
Check out the announcement trailer below:
The 7-minute-long gameplay walkthrough kicks off off with Batgirl racing across Gotham on the Batcycle, the footage quickly demonstrated the signature gameplay tropes seen in the Arkham series such as free-flowing combat and traversal.
Interjected throughout were stunning set-pieces which culminated in a hectic boss battle with famous villain, Mr Freeze, as well as a preview of the title’s two-player co-op mode.
Watch the full gameplay walkthrough below:
Gotham Knights was one of two new DC video games shown during the DC FanDome event, the other being Rocksteady Studios’ Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. upcoming title is set to hit next-gen consoles in 2022 and is a co-operative focused experience based around the villainous group.
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