This new IP is set in a timeline where Batman is actually already dead and it falls upon four other characters in the DC universe to save Gotham from marauding thugs, villains and crazy people.
Warner Bros. Games and DC announced Gotham Knights at DC FanDome over the weekend, calling it an open-world, third-person action RPG, which is in development from Warner Bros. Games Montréal.
In this game, you'll get to choose between four different characters to play as, including Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and boy wonder himself, Robin.
— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights)August 22, 2020
It's up to these DC Super Heroes to rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman’s death.
As revealed in a trailer over the weekend, the entire game can be played completely in co-op with a friend, which we think is an excellent move.
In Gotham Knights, players can explore Gotham with freedom and patrol the dark streets of the city’s five distinct boroughs using a variety of abilities and combat moves.
Each of the playable heroes seems to have a different playstyle, which will obviously evolve and expand as you progress through the game.
Revealed in the Gameplay Walkthrough video, Gotham Knights features rich storylines for players to investigate, including face-offs against some infamous DC Super-Villains, such as Mr. Freeze, who is, unsurprisingly, set on engulfing Gotham City in ice.
Playable characters in Gotham Knights:
Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past.
Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero.
Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero. Like any self-respecting comic series, Todd has died before and been resurrected, giving him something of a hostile edge.
Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning.
Gotham Knights has only just been announced as in development, and the release date is set for 2021, coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox and PC.