WB Games have announced that the release date of Gotham Knights has been delayed from this year to 2022.
As previously reported, 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.
Alongside Arkham-style combo-focused combat, stealth, and exploration using gadgets; players will be able to control the four heroes. 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.
Gotham Knights was originally set to launch 2021 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. However the announcement via the game’s official twitter states the game has been delayed to 2022.
“We are giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players. Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”
While no reason for the delay was given, it is likely the knock-on effects from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns, and remote working could have caused issues.
You can find the rundown on the heroes (via a previously release press release) 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.”