Gotham Knights is a Batman game without the man himself, but it’s no less exciting. Here’s everything we know, from release date to trailers, gameplay, and more.
It’s been years since Arkham Knight, and while we’ve been calling out for a new Batman title, Gotham Knights is a little different. WB Montreal’s new co-op action/adventure takes place in Gotham City, sure, but Batman has already been killed prior to the story beginning.
As a result, Gotham Knights will star Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood, and has a focus on co-op with another player, as well as RPG elements as players level up their members of the Bat-family.
Here’s everything we know about the game so far.
- Release date
- Is Gotham Knights a sequel to Arkham Knight?
- Is Gotham Knights co-op?
- Will Gotham Knights have crossplay?
- Preorders & editions
Gotham Knights is scheduled to be released on October 25, 2022.
It was originally set to come out in 2021, but the developers announced that the game had been pushed back a year to give “the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players.”
— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) March 9, 2022
Gotham Knights will be released on PC, Xbox, Series X|S, and Playstation 5.
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The devs have confirmed that the game will not release on older generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) “to provide players with the best possible gameplay experience.”
Check out the world premiere trailer below, which debuted at DC Fandome 2020.
World Premiere Trailer
DC Fandome 2021 Trailer
Warner Brothers Montreal unveiled their best look yet at Gotham Knights a year later at DC Fandome 2021. Digging deep into the iconic Court of Owls storyline, which first debuted in the New 52, the developers are adding their own twists to this essential Batman story.
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Warner Bros. has produced an extensive walkthrough showcasing the gameplay we can expect from Gotham Knights.
You’ll be able to play as all of the Knights, who in turn have their own unique characteristics.
- Red Hood: Combat & weapons specialist.
- Robin: Stealth specialist.
- Batgirl: Hacking specialist.
- Nightwing: Acrobatics specialist.
While this snippet only showcases Batgirl, we get a clear look at what she can do, how fights play out, as well as information on the vehicles that you’ll be using too.
WB Games have also released a deep dive into how the stealth-based Nightwing and dual-wielding Red Hood will play out.
Nightwing specializes in taking down enemies from the shadows with a unique blend of acrobatic combat and nunchuck-style weaponry. He can also make use of an aerial glider to help reach areas that wouldn’t have been accessible previously.
In contrast, Red Hood utilizes two particularly nasty firearms to pepper enemies with bullets, and can leap for impressive distances to both engage and disengage from his foes.
Gotham Knights supports cooperative play between two players to take down criminals as a crime-fighting duo.
While a PlayStation Store game listing once stated: “Supports up to 4 online players with PS Plus,” the FAQ section of them official website confirms that only two players will be able to team up.
Warner Bros have confirmed that crossplay will not be available in Gotham Knights, meaning players will only be able to team up with others that are playing on the same platform as them.
For those who can’t wait to dive into the chaotic world of Gotham Knights, you’ll be able to preorder the game ahead of launch.
There are three different editions – Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s – and you can find our full preorder guide here.
That’s all we know about Gotham Knights so far, but we’ll update this page as we get closer to launch.
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