Update: The press release (via Business Wire) has confirmed the game’s platforms. In addition, it confirms the game will support single player and two-player co-op.
We have also corrected the article below, with the platforms and that there is not a new Oracle filling in for Barbra Gordon as she becomes Bat Girl.
WB Games Montreal and Developer Rocksteady Studios have announced Gotham Knights during the DC FanDome.
The game takes place after the death of Bruce Wayne; leaving the city of Gotham in the hands of Bat Girl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood.. After the death of Commissioner Gordan, the police do not trust the Bat-Family however.
You can find the rundown on the heroes (via Business Wire) below.
- “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 behavioral sciences.”
The gameplay seems to be in a similar style of Batman: Arkham; with combo-focused combat, stealth, and exploration using gadgets. Players will be able to control the four members of the Bat-Family, while Alfred provides support.
Some missions show other characters fighting along side the character you control. Due to the nature of the games multiple characters, we would be surprised if it did not have co-op, but it has not been confirmed. The major villains revealed so far include Mr. Freeze, and the much teased Court of Owls- a shadow society that enforces their will through assassins called Talons.
You can find the world premiere and gameplay walkthrough trailer below.
Gotham Knights launches 2021 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.