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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