Gotham Knights have been developed by the same studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins, WB Games Montréal.
DC FanDome Adds new Story
Gotham Knights unveiled a new story trailer at the DC FanDome on October 16. After more than a year since the last DC FanDome, the upcoming co-op action RPG offered a deeper look at its overall plot. Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood take on the sinister Court of Owls, an evil organization that oversees nearly every nefarious activity that occurs in Gotham City. With Batman dead, it’s up to the remaining Bat-family to take up the Dark Knight’s mantle this time.
Startup with Penguin voice
The new Gotham Knights trailer begins with a sinister voice-over from Penguin, making it clear that Batman or even Commissioner Jim Gordon is no longer around. The audience is soon introduced to the Court of Owls.
DC Comics fans would know Court of Owls as a vile organization that kidnaps child circus performers and trains them to be vicious killers called Talons. This is followed by a montage of the four heroes exploring the secret lairs of the Court of Owls while being watched by the Court itself.
Who is this old man?
For a brief second, we see a flash of an old man sitting in front of what appears to be the Batcomputer. Could it be Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler? Or could it be an elderly Bruce Wayne, who has been known to fake his death more than once in the comics? Fans will have to wait to find out.
The trailer concludes with Penguin telling Nightwing, “If you really want to go to this rabbit hole, you should know that there is no going back.” The Gotham Knights release date is set for 2022, and a specific date has yet to be announced.
Studio Working for Game
Gotham Knights were developed by WB Games Montréal, the studio that brought you the lackluster Batman: Arkham Origins (2013). Promoted as part of the Batman: Arkham franchise back then, the game failed to impress both fans and critics.
Developer Rocksteady, the studio behind the official Batman: Arkham trilogy that included Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight, also released a game trailer for its own DC universe release, Suicide Squad. : Kill the Justice League. , at DC FanDome this year.
Gotham Knights will launch on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / X in 2022.