Earlier today at DC Fandome, Warner Bros Games Montreal and DC announced Gotham Knights. It’s a brand new video game set in DC’s Batman Universe. In the pre-alpha gameplay footage shown, we got to see a dynamic and interactive Gotham City. Where, in the wake of Batman’s death, players step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin.

Set to release in 2021, players must save Gotham from a descent into chaos. And, reinvent themselves into their own version of the Dark Knight.

Gotham Knights Details

Platforms: Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Release Date: 2021
Developer: Warner Bros. Games Montreal
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Genre: Third-person, Action RPG
Modes: 1-2 player, Online co-op
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)

Original story set in DC’s Batman Universe

Gotham Knights is a brand-new open world, third-person action RPG where a new set of heroes must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman’s death. An expansive, criminal underworld has swept through the streets of Gotham. Consequently, it is now up to a new group of DC Super Heroes to protect it.

With the Belfry as their home base of operations, this new group of DC Super Heroes will solve Gotham City’s mysteries and encounter Super-Villains, such as Mr. Freeze, who is set on engulfing Gotham City in ice.

Explore and fight crime in an open-world Gotham City

As one of the four DC Super Heroes, players patrol the dark streets of Gotham City through five distinct boroughs using a variety of abilities and heroic combat moves, as well as riding the iconic Batcycle.

Each hero has their own unique abilities, gear, weapons and a customizable suit to combat evil. Playable characters in Gotham Knights include:

  • Batgirl: is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. She has helped Batman as Oracle in the past and is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira and jiu-jitsu.

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  • Nightwing: was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. His mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.

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  • Red Hood: is an intense and volatile anti-hero. It all stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. As a result, he has trouble keeping his temper in check. However, Red Hood will not hesitate to help when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons.

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  • Robin: is a young prodigy and genius of the team. He is motivated by protecting Gotham City and hopes to be the type of hero Batman was. Robin is an expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff and skilled in a variety of stealth techniques.

Gotham Knights launches in 2021

As a result, after watching the Gotham Knights gameplay walkthrough video, I’m super excited to get my hands on the game. To put it another way, the pre-alpha footage has me sold! Correspondingly, I think it is great to see a game with a story set in DC’s Batman Universe that features other DC Super Heroes who are brought to the forefront.

I really like that Warner Bros Games Montreal has designed gameplay so that Gotham Knights can be played solo or by teaming up with a friend for two-player co-op action. At this time, a firm release date has not been announced other than 2021. However, you can bet that we will keep you updated on all the Gotham Knights news as it happens right here on the Best Buy blog.

Finally, let me know in the comments section below what you think of Gotham Knights. Also, let me know who your favourite DC Super Hero is in the game.

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