After multiple hints, followed by long stretches of relative silence, WB Montreal's new Batman game was revealed as Gotham Knights. Gotham Knights will be loosely based on the Court of Owls story, following Batman's old apprentices take on the challenges for themselves after the Caped Crusader's death – and it'll offer co-op, too.
In this hub, we'll run through all the latest news when it comes to Gotham Knights. That includes its release date, the platforms it'll come out on, and how the story will likely pan out. As the game's release edges closer and closer, there's only going to be more hot scoops to come!
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Warner Bros. has now released the Gotham Knights villains trailer, which features Harley Quinn and Scarecrow. Check out the trailer below:
3 August 2022 -
The first 16 minutes of gameplay have now been released online, via IGN. It shows off the character selection and the start of a Batgirl mission. Check it out below.
15 July 2022 -
WB Games has released a new trailer which shows off Robin, one of the characters in the game. Check it out below:
9 June 2022 -
Summer Game Fest takes place today! Geoff Keighley has confirmed that Gotham Knights will make an appearance at the event, so expect some new gameplay and a trailer. We'll update this hub once those details go live!
11 May 2022 -
A new gameplay preview released today showed off Nightwing and Red Hood in action. It also announced that previous-gen versions of the game on PS4 and Xbox One have been cancelled, meaning it'll be next-gen and PC only.
9 March 2022 -
Gotham Knights has a confirmed release date, now launching on October 25, 2022.
What Is Gotham Knights?
Gotham Knights is a new title that's separate from the Arkham Universe of Batman games.
Players take on the role of Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood or Batgirl following the death of the caped crusader. The game offers co-op gameplay but is NOT a live-service title – and WB Games Montreal have been quick to clarify the game can be played entirely solo.
Expect skill trees and unique ability combinations between the characters, although there's only two-player co-op available, despite four crimefighters to choose from.
Gotham Knights was originally meant to be released at some point in 2021. However, it was announced during in March 2021 that the game has been delayed to an unspecified point in 2022.
"We are giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players," Warner Bros. stated in its delay announcement. "Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months."
Right now, Gotham Knights is scheduled to launch on October 25, 2022.
The game was initially also slated to release on PS4 and Xbox One, but these previous-gen versions were cancelled in May 2022.
Following a year-long hiatus, Warner Bros unveiled a new story trailer at DC Fandome 2021. Best of all, it gives fans a better understanding of how the game intends to adapt the famous Court of Owls storyline. Give it a watch below:
Trailer and gameplay
Co-Op focus and team levelling
In an interview with GamesRadar, Fleur Marty has noted that they have taken a new approach when developing the game and there is more of an emphasis on co-op.
We have entirely redesigned the combat system in order for it to work well in co-op.
Of course, we’re still a brawler, and some of the mechanics won’t feel totally alien for people who played and enjoyed the Arkham series, but it is in many ways very different.
As well, another member of the developing team, Patrick Redding; who is the creative director behind Gotham Knights has noted the following in the same interview:
"The two-player dynamic fits the fantasy and the Gotham City setting."
We also know that the game will level heroes even when you aren't using them, so you don't feel locked into any particular character.