Gotham Knights

We all love Batman here at How To Kill An Hour. We know that Batman is a huge fan favorite in the comic book world too. So when we saw the latest Batman game reveal we were so excited. Warner Bros Games and DC have announced a brand-new open-world, third-person action RPG video game from Warner Bros. Games Montreal. It’s called Gotham Knights!

Gotham Knights features the Batman family as playable characters. So you have the ability to step into the roles as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin. They’re a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who rise up as protectors of Gotham City after Batman’s death.

Gotham Knights: St0ry

The story of Gotham Knights is an original one and is set in DC’s Batman Universe. It offers a dynamic and interactive Gotham City where an exploding criminal element has swept through Gotham’s street. Belfry is the main base of operations as the new group of heroes will solve mysteries that connect the dots in the darkest chapters of the city’s history. Defeating the most notorious villains along the way.

Players must save Gotham City from descending into chaos and reinvent themselves into their own versions of the Dark Knight.

Gotham Knights is playable either solo or as a two-player, online cooperative experience and will be available in 2021 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox Series X and Xbox One X and PC.

Gotham Knights: Gameplay

Players can explore Gotham City and patrol the dark streets of the five distinct boroughs. While they can do this easily using a variety of traverse abilities, heroic combat moves and vehicles such as the inconic Batcycle.

As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin progress, their distinctive gameplay skills will also improve. Further more their  arsenal of weapons and gear will also improve. Check out more gameplay walkthrough video below:

What the Dev’s say

“With Gotham Knights, the team at Warner Bros. Games Montréal is bringing the Batman Family of characters to life in a unique way to delight both fans and new players,” 

“As we embark on a new era of interactive storytelling, our development team has been diligently working to create a new, in-depth experience within DC’s Batman Universe.”

“The team is thrilled to announce Gotham Knights and share our work in bringing a different story of the DC Super Heroes to the forefront,” said Patrick Redding, Creative Director, Warner Bros. Games Montréal. “We’re looking forward to fans playing and enjoying a lot of action as this new guard of strong DC Super Heroes in Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, while solving an original mystery set against a living, breathing Gotham City.” David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games.

Playable Characters

The playable characters in Gotham Knights include:

  • 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. Now, after years of recovery and preparation. She is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira and jiu-jitsu.
  • Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.
  • Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.
  • Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting. Hoping to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff. Skilled in a variety of stealth techniques. Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.

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Which Joker Has Committed the Most Crimes?




The Rap Sheet of Every Joker to Ever Appear on the Big Screen

Joker has a pretty bad history when it comes to committing crimes. Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight is the most violent Joker in cinema history. As he racked up over 30 counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, and an additional 16 other serious crimes!

Heath Ledger’s Joker would serve a total of 2,445 years in the US, and 574 years in the UK! Therefore making him the worst criminal incarnation of the Joker in the franchises history!

While Cesar Romero’s Joker in the 1966 Batman film would recieve the shortest prison sentence of them all. With just 314 years served. While the bulk of that sentence would come from 15 counts of kidnapping. Consequently serving 225 years for those crimes alone.

So, to view the full set of crimes committed by each Joker in cinema history, check out the image below!

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For the UK statistics, the prison sentences for each character were calculated using mandatory sentencing guidelines published by The Crown Prosecution Service and The Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

For the US figures, the sentences were calculated using information from Crimes which were committed at a state, rather than federal level, were judged according to New York state law.

For serious crimes, we’ve assumed the Joker will serve consecutive sentences, i.e. 15 counts of X crime at 10 years each would be 150 years served.    

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Joker – Teaser Trailer

The new trailer for the JOKER movie has recently been released and it looks INCREDIBLE! We’re talking one of the best films of the year here too. May be even rival the Batman trilogy for the best DC Movies.

From the short instances of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, it looks like he may have absolutely NAILED it. By doing so putting him right up there with Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. His interpretation of the Joker feels and looks frightening, exciting and absolutely insane. Bat Sh*t Crazy if you must. The stuff of nightmares. We’re all in!

We’re really keen to see the origin Joker story and this teaser trailer has just made us that much more excited.

The trailer to Joker doesn’t give away too much synopsis but what we do know is that it’s based around the origin of the character. It’s a look at how he was birthed into the DC Universe.

As you can tell we’re very excited by this movie and keep an eye on

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Superhero Debt

How Much to be Batman, Superman, Spiderman or Walter White?

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to be a Superhero? Well, there’s some data been collated and apparently it costs a lot! There’s a lot of money being spent and there’s some Superhero Debt! One interesting stat is that James Bond spends 18x his salary on booze, cars and gadgets each year. The infographic looks at the salaries and expenditures of a lot of popular heroes. One of the minimal spenders is Peter Parker. He spends only $1,125 of his superhero lifestyle each year. While Bruce Wayne on the other hand spends $333,886,814 yeeesh! Some of our heroes are in lots of debt however. Ghostbuster Peter Venkma is in $140,000,000 worth of deby because of his proton pack!

Superhero Debt

The guys over at The True Cost of Heroism collated lots of data from each superhero franchise and compared each hero across 6 areas of expertise to figure out their expenditure. Which was:

  • Education Fees
  • Rent
  • Vehicle Cost
  • Specialist Equipment
  • Gadgets
  • Clothing
  • Lifestyle Expenditure.

As stated above Bruce Wayne spends a lot of money on his lavish lifestyle and Peter Parker is sensible and spends well within his means even saving a total of $22,169 each year.

Other’s such as Sherlock Holmes actually outspent his income twice over. Spending twice over $47,725 on his Central London home, specialist equipment and cigars. Walter White’s income cost him 4x his Chemistry Teachers annual salary. Furthermore Buffy Summers spends $69,886 on slaying vampires each year.

All 7 overdrawn fictional characters were able to create a total of $137,485,640 annual debt between them. While suprisingly Batman and not so surprisingly Spider-Man walk away with $8,886,135,355 in profit each year.

Superhero Debit – Fictional characters who overspend the most:

Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters)

$136,146,915 in debt

James Bond

$911,467 in debt

Walter White

$205,264 in debt

The full list of films and TV shows featured include:

  • Spider-Man

  • Batman

  • Breaking Bad

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Stranger Things

  • Ghostbusters

  • James Bond

  • Indiana Jones

  • Sherlock Holmes

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Batman Ninja

Batman Ninja: Batman like you’ve never seen him!

The guys recently went to see a brand new Batman movie from Warner Bro’s! However, this wasn’t just a regular Batman Movie. As this was a Batman movie that was animated and set in Japan! This is Batman Ninja! Batman has been transported from his regular stomping grounds of Gotham to fight crime. Yet he is fighting a familiar old foe. The Joker!

Batman Ninja is an animated movie from DC comics and Warner Bros that’s set in Japan. The movie is classed as an animated martial arts superhero film. While it features a lot of famous Japanese creatives on the movie. Including the creator of Afro Samurai: Takashi Okazaki acting as the character designer for the film.

So how does Batman go from Gotham to Japan? Well, Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports Batman, alongside Japanese versions of Nightwing, Red Hood, Robin, Red Robin, Alfred and Catwoman to Feudal Japan. Alongside these characters Gorilla Grodd also transports many of Batman’s worst enemies! The enemies confirmed to be of Joker’s allies in Batman Ninja are: Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two Face, Clayface, Deathstroke, Bane and Gorilla Grodd himself. So there is some battle taking place in Feudal Japan!

Batman Ninja: Plot

The villains of the story take over forms of the Feudal Lords that divided the land of Feudal Japan. With the Joker, of course, taking the lead among the warring factions. Yet, due to Batman’s hightech weaponry becoming all but depleted immediately. The Batman must rely on his intelligence and the help of his team of allies to restore order to the land and return once again to Gotham City. In the present day of course.


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Batman The Enemy Within

Batman The Enemy Within – Point and Click Game!

Batman The Enemy Within – Your New Point and Click Game!

Batman The Enemy Within is the sequel of the hugely successful “The Telltale Series”. Published by Telltale Games and distributed by Warner Bros, the game follows an episodic format.

Both Bruce Wayne and his alter ego are forced into situations and roles that they have yet to experience. An old foe in The Riddler has returned to wreck havoc on Gotham City, while gruesome his puzzles may be. While is something a lot worse going on within Gotham City.

A players actions by either dialogue and physical effects the story of Batman The Enemy Within immensely. Yet a player will be approaching as Bruce Wayne or Batman, players have to decide what to do to move the story forward.

Batman The Enemy within follows a similar run to that of Netflix TV shows, releasing episodes in monthly intervals.

1 “The Enigma” August 8, 2017
2 “The Pact” October 3, 2017
3 “Fractured Mask” TBA 2017
4 “What Ails You” TBA 2018
5 “Same Stitch” TBA 2018


Bathman The Enemy Within is available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Microsoft Windows, Android and iOS. So you have got no excuse to not check it out!

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Batman Bat-Signal

Bat-Signal Shines in Honour of Batman star Adam West.

LA’s skyline has been lit up with the Bat-Signal to honour Batman star Adam West, who died last week.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Police chief Charlie Beck were expected to be at the public event at City Hall, which started about 21:00 local time (05:00 BST).The signal originated in the DC Comics strip as a sign that the caped crusader was needed to save the day.

Animated comedy Family Guy will also honour West this weekend.

West played the eccentric Mayor West for more than 100 episodes on the hit cartoon show. On Sunday, US TV network Fox will show the episode The Dating Game, which features West winning an auction for the Medieval Castle restaurant.

But Adam West was best known for playing TV’s Batman in the 60’s. Actor Burt Ward, who played Robin alongside Adam West’s Batman in the hit 1960s TV series, also paid tribute to his co-star, telling the BBC that the two had enjoyed “an amazing friendship”, describing the actor as “a lot of fun”.

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Lego Batman


There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. (IMDB)

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