During the Opening Night Live broadcasthost Geoff Keighley introduced a new trailer for Gotham Knightsthe third-person action-adventure game developed by WB Games Montreal coming sooner – a small amount earlier than expected.
The trailer shows Batgirl – or as Harley Quinn calls her, “Bratgirl” – as she rampages through Gotham City destroying notable villains like Clayface. It seems that Batgirl is hesitant to ask for help from other members of the Bat family. However, as the villains “make their move”, Batgirl recognizes that the city that Batman used to watch over needs a new set of heroes. And they are.
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The end of the trailer comes with a release date update. Instead of falling on October 25, WB Games Montreal has pushed the launch by four days. So you’ll be able to get your hands on Gotham Knights on October 21.
Gotham Knights lives lowkey in people’s minds rent-free since it was announced in 2020. Set after Batman’s death (and is not part of the multiple games that make up the Arkhamverse), Gotham Knights sees the Batman family – Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin – team up to protect the troubled streets of Gotham City from the usual villainy happenings. Although you are not part of the Arkham story, knights clearly takes some cues from that series, with its crunchy battle and crime scene investigation sequences.
However, what makes this one different is that there are four characters to choose from instead of just one. Every fighter is different from each other. Robin is for example acrobatic and can teleport short distances like Nightcrawler, while Red Hood is much slower and hits much harder than the others. There’s also online co-op where you can pair up with up to three friends or random players to beat the ass while drifting around in various vehicles like the Batcycle. It was also previously announced that Gotham Knights includes gear with all kinds of stat bonuses and mod slots, which dampened the enthusiasm among some fans earlier this year.
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Gotham Knights launching now on October 21 for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Unfortunately, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game were scrapped earlier this yearwith WB Games Montreal citing quality reasons why those lost-gen versions were done.