23 August 2020 00:30
Games Montreal debuted its new game set within Batman's world, Gotham Knights, at DC Comics' FanDome today, and the developers brought nearly eight minutes of gameplay footage for fans to watch. The open world game is set within Gotham City. The gameplay footage in particular sees Batgirl and Robin team up to take on classic Batman villain Mr. Freeze. This is just one of several villain encounters that the vigilantes-turned-heroes will happen upon in the game, according to Warner Bros. Both Robin and Batgirl will "use a variety of abilities, weapons, and unique combat moves to neutralize their foes," the description reads.
Games Montreal has experience with Batman games, picking up the Arkham series that was started by Rocksteady Studio in 2013 with Arkham Origins. WB Games Montreal has been teasing Gotham Knights for more than a year, but didn't reveal the name until today. More information about that game is set to debut today at FanDome. BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Games and DC today announced Gotham Knights, a brand-new open-world, third-person action RPG videogame in development from Warner Bros.
Games Montréal is bringing the Batman Family of characters to life in a unique way to delight both fans and new players," said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. "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. "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." In Gotham Knights, players can explore the open-world action of Gotham and patrol the dark streets of the city's five distinct boroughs using a variety of traversal abilities and heroic combat moves, as well as the iconic Batcycle. As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin progress, their distinctive gameplay skills will evolve, along with a growing arsenal of weaponry and gear. Revealed in the Gameplay Walkthrough video, Gotham Knights features rich storylines for players to investigate, including face-offs against some of the most infamous DC Super-Villains, such as Mr. Freeze, who is set on engulfing Gotham City in ice.
The playable characters in Gotham Knights include: Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman's protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. 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. As a true believer in Batman's mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting and hopes to be the type of hero Batman personified. To learn more about Gotham Knights, visit gothamknightsgame.com or join the community conversation on Twitter (@GothamKnights), YouTube (GothamKnights), Instagram (@GothamKnights), Facebook (GothamKnights), Discord (GothamKnights). All assets can also be found on the Warner Bros. Games, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles. Additional information can be found at www.wbgames.com. Established in 2010, Warner Bros. Games Montréal, a Warner Bros. Games development studio, designs AAA videogame experiences for players globally. Working with some of Warner Bros. Studios' biggest brands, including DC Entertainment, the studio previously developed Batman: Arkham Origins™ and is currently working on Gotham Knights, a new open-world, action RPG set in the DC Universe. Additional information about Warner Bros. Games Montréal can be found at. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. GOTHAM KNIGHTS software © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Warner Bros. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC. GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Today's DC Fandome event brought the long-anticipated full-fat reveal of the Warner Bros. Batman game, now officially titled Batman: Gotham Knights. The cinematic trailer set a rather bleak tone for Gotham Knights, consistent with the Arkham series, beginning with news coverage surrounding the death of Batman and related events. You'll see the fabled superheroes assemble to protect Gotham and continue Batman's legacy, until Mr. Freeze is introduced toward the end of the trailer, presumably revealing at least one major villain. The gameplay footage centered around Batgirl, and rightfully so, because she looks like an absolute blast to control. The combat is an obvious evolution of the Arkham series' punchy, fluid battling, but it sounds like each superhero will have their own set of moves and stats to work with. Batgirl's grappling hook, which she uses at one point in the gameplay footage to execute a devastating kill from above, looks especially satisfying. We know now that Warner Bros' new Batman game isn't just a Batman game - we learned in a post-reveal interview with creative director Patrick Redding and senior producer Fleur Marty that Gotham Knights features "a whole host of playable characters." We also know those playable characters will have every chance to work together in co-op play, which was briefly demonstrated in the gameplay with some slick-looking co-op takedowns between Batgirl and Robin. Finally, the trailer revealed a 2021 release window for Batman: Gotham Knights. Given the widespread development complications caused by the pandemic, it's encouraging to know Warner Bros. plans on releasing their next Batman game as early as next year, although release dates are always subject to delays these days. We're also looking forward to the reveal of Rocksteady's Suicide Squad game during today's DC Fandome event. has announced Gotham Knights for 2021. Games Montreal-developed title is an open-world single-player and co-op action role-playing game starring playable Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin. Warner Bros. revealed the game's debut trailer during its DC Fandome online event. And here's over seven minutes of pre-alpha gameplay, showing Batgirl a dozen or so hours into her character progression. Batgirl fights in a familiar Batman melee style (grapple hook included).