Gotham Knights officially announced, new trailer and gameplay revealed

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Aug 23, 2020 11:00 AM
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Well, it’s official! The new game by WB Games Montreal was officially announced last night at the Warner Brothers DC FanDome event, and it certainly looks interesting. Gotham Knights notably ditches the Batman prefix, for very obvious reasons you’ll see in a bit, but thankfully we got an official trailer as well as some gameplay.

Gotham Knights takes place in, well, Gotham City (who could’ve seen that coming), however a certain Bat-caped crusader is no longer with us. Play as either Robin, Batgirl, Red Hood, or Nightwing in an open world city and take down the numerous super villains who have taken root across the cityscape. Check out the new trailer below:

So yeah, Batman’s dead, but not really though, or at least probably not, I think. It’s certainly an interesting premise, but we’ll see if that is enough to keep everyone interested in the story as the previous Rocksteady-led games focused heavily on Batman, and if we’re able to play as 4 different characters at any given time that doesn’t exactly give a lot of room for a more niche and focused story.

Still, we haven’t heard everything about the game yet, but some new gameplay was shown as well giving us a glimpse at what the iconic combat and stealth mechanics will be like in Gotham Knights when it launches in 2021, check it out:

Warner Brothers Games Montreal haven’t confirmed whether Gotham Knights will be a multiplayer game yet, but it almost certainly will be considering the glaring “Robin joined the session” notification that popped up at the start. I’m sure Gotham Knights will also be available in single player, hence the “Robin” name rather than some “xX69Xx” username.

WB Games Montreal also seems to have taken more of a Looter-shooter approach, with floating damage numbers, enemy health bars etc., so I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some Bat-chests waiting to be looted after missions for better gear and items.

There is certainly more to be revealed later down the line, but right now we at least know of a 2021 release period. Oh, and all that Court of Owls malarkey? Yeah, that finally got confirmed which is cool, but the developers teased in the livestream that the mysteries run deeper than just the Court of Owls…

So what do you think? Are you excited for Gotham Knights? Is Batman really dead? And which hero will you be playing as? Let us know!

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08:14 Aug-24-2020

This is looking goooood

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04:03 Aug-24-2020

Well, I'm excited that it looks like the awesome combo fighting mechanics from Akrham Knight are present and being expanded upon, but disappointed they kept the godawful driving mechanics that made that game such a pain to play in places. Hopefully it can provide a solid core single-player experience without all the larded-on online bells and whistles I'll never use anyway.

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18:38 Aug-23-2020

Just read somewhere that this game is supposedly DC's answer to Marvel Avengers, headed by Warner Bros. So my excitement and expectations are back down to 0. On the other hand, Rocksteadys Suicide Squad is supposed to be a continuation of Arkham universe so it's not all bad. Yet.

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16:41 Aug-23-2020

I am reserved. I think it can be a great game if done right, and after all Arkham titles I trust Rocksteady to know how to make a fun game with a good story. But we do live in 'Live Service' age of games and I have to be worried knowing Warner Bros is behind this.

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17:04 Aug-23-2020

Rocksteady isn't working on this. WB Montreal is. They gave us the glitchy, low rating Arkham Origins. A game I couldn't finish because Bane would disappear mid-fight. A game that got no post-release patches for anything.

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17:08 Aug-23-2020

As long as Iron Galaxy Studios doesn't handle the port of this, we won't end up with trash like when Arkham Knight came out.

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17:22 Aug-23-2020

I liked Arkham Origins and didn't know it wasn't made by Rocksteady. I also never had problems with that game. Any of them apart from Arkham Knight due to that god awful port.
If this isn't from Rocksteady either then I'm really wary of the game.

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18:48 Aug-23-2020

Iron galaxy handled the pc port from the console work that Rocksteady did. Some of their work is good. That was the laziest port ever. The consoles ran great. Look up the issues with Arkham Origins and how WB would issue a patch for anything. They just let it go and forgot about it. That's why I'm not 100% on board with this game.

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20:32 Aug-23-2020

At one point for Origins there was a gamer that was providing game saves and even altering other players save files, at their request, just so the other players could complete their games, because Origins was that broken.

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14:05 Aug-23-2020

3 things that will ruin this...
1.being online only with no offline.
2.being a service based game similar to that trash Avengers game.
3.Microtransactions.

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13:24 Aug-23-2020

I am disappointed. I wanted a Batman game. Not a Bat-Family one.

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14:07 Aug-23-2020

I bet Bruce Wayne was found in that explosion by the Court of Owls, his body swaped with a corpse, and he was brainwashed to serve them.

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14:09 Aug-23-2020

I'm betting that was Bruce Wayne wearing the Court of Owls outfit in that coffin at the end of the trailer, I would bet my left nut on it lolXD

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14:11 Aug-23-2020

The plot will be taking down the CoO as the Bat family only to realize you've been fighting an Amnesiac Bruce the entire time, the expansion will have Batman.

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12:01 Aug-23-2020

From the first look it kinda sucks. I remember seeing a a number on top of all NPC's (10) which is probably an indicator of their level. Which means this has the potential to go the Assassin's Creed way by not allowing us to visit certain areas in the open world coz the NPC level is higher than yours. And who asked for co-op? I got a bad feeling about both games they announced.

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20:27 Aug-23-2020

They're the Bat-Family so co-op isn't that much of a surprise, but the co-op is merely an option, it's not mandatory to play with others.


It does look like they're getting rid of the old way of progressing in the Arkham games though, where you needed certain equipment to continue and replacing it with the AC style of progression which is disappointing.

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11:47 Aug-23-2020

Since DC and it's Batman, he's not dead. Bat's gonna let the Knights distract the Court of the Owls while he finds a way to infiltrate and dismantle it.

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