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New Batman Game Is Called Gotham Knights, Out Next Year

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Today during DC’s FanDome online event, Warner Bros. Montreal finally revealed Gotham Knights, the long-rumored and previously teased next big Batman game. It will be released next year.

After the apparent death of Batman, a group of heroes steps up to fill the hole left by the absence of Batman. The group of heroes is made up of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin.

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Gotham Knights is being developed by WB Games Montreal. The studio’s last game was Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel to the Rocksteady developed Batman: Arkham games.

In gameplay footage also released today, we see Batgirl facing off against Mr. Freeze and fighting off various thugs. The entire game can be played alone or in two-player co-op. Here’s how WB Games describes the game, which sounds a lot like some kind of games as a service setup.

In Gotham Knights, players can explore the open-world action of Gotham and patrol the dark streets of the city’s five distinct boroughs using a variety of traversal abilities and heroic combat moves, as well as the iconic Batcycle. As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin progress, their distinctive gameplay skills will evolve, along with a growing arsenal of weaponry and gear.

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WB Games also told Kotaku that Gotham Knights is an original story and not connected to the Arkham games.

Gotham Knights is coming out sometime in 2021 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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staticjak
Static Jak

I could be wrong but it seems like yet another “games as a service” attempt like the Avengers game. Even when playing it pops up with “Robin has joined this session” from what I saw of the gameplay.

If I had to guess, the Belfry will be the hub you’ll use to pick your mission, customize your character with gear, etc. There’s definitely different gear as I’ve seen some variations of the costumes in what they’ve shown see far.

Very disappointed that they’re using the Court Of Owls for this rather than an actual Batman game. They should be in a solid single player game not a “live service game”.