Gotham Knights will not be a part of the Batman: Arkham series24th August 2020
WB Games Montréal finally unveiled its next Batman-inspired video game called Gotham Knights; however, it will not be a part of the Arkham series.
For months and months now, DC fans have been speculating on what the next game based on the beloved caped crusader would be.
While some of the characters and features – such as the Court of Owls – were all but confirmed, nobody truly knew what the project would entail.
One of the popular theories was that players would get to don the role of the entire Bat family although, this is not quite true.
WB Games Montréal’s Gotham Knights will enable people to assume control of Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin and Red Hood; however, Batman himself appears to be missing.
At the moment, it would seem Bruce Wayne is dead and in his absence, the criminals of Gotham City have run amok causing chaos.
The game itself will be separate from the Batman: Arkham series – in which the titular character dies during the final entry – and instead will be a part of its own continuity.
This is further echoed by the fact that in the Arkham series, Batgirl was not playable because she was crippled by the Joker and became the Oracle.
Similarly, in Gotham Knights, the Red Hood is killed and subsequently revived – something that does not occur in the other series.
Interestingly, there will be options for people to play alone or with friends, meaning others can drop-in and drop-out as members of the Bat family.
Gotham Knights was unveiled during the 24-hour DC Fandome live stream in which the Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League video game was also announced.
Unlike WB Games Montréal’s upcoming project, the Suicide Squad title is being developed by Rocksteady and it will be part of the same continuity as the Arkham series.
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