The first portion of the DC FanDome event kicked off today (Saturday, August 22) and showcased a bevy of new footage for DC’s slate of upcoming films, TV shows, animated movies, and so much more. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment also showed up to give gamers a glimpse into the future of DC’s video game lineup. WB Games Montréal debuted a pretty amazing reveal trailer for their upcoming project, Gotham Knights. Even though this game doesn’t take place within the Arkham universe, it does follow up the true ending of Arkham Knight with Bruce Wayne’s alleged demise being put front and center here.
Gotham Knights puts the rest of the Bat Family in the spotlight for a brand new adventure within the confines of Gotham City. Players will get the chance to wield the signature abilities of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Robin (Tim Drake), Nightwing (Dick Grayson), and Red Hood (Jason Todd). Along with solo play, co-op mechanics were put on display during the game’s reveal trailer – Batgirl and Robin could be seen combining their attacks against an unlucky thug. Short-range transporting looks to be the way that an extra player can drop into anyone’s game.
Soon after Gotham Knights’ reveal trailer, we also got a good look at an in-depth gameplay trailer. Batgirl could be seen on the move with her Bat-Cycle in tow to a frozen locale that had all the markings of Mr. Freeze’s dirty work. The combat sequences and rooftop maneuvering put on display during this piece of footage looked to be an evolved version of the gameplay featured in past Arkham games. Numbers popped up onscreen as enemies took damage, which points to Gotham Knights’ RPG leveling system. At the end of the gameplay demo, we got a glimpse at some more co-op gameplay as Batgirl and Robin engaged in an intense battle with Mr. Freeze himself.
Mr. Freeze won’t be the only Batman archenemy appearing in Gotham Knights. This time, the rest of the Bat Family will have to contend with The Court of Owls and their legion of Talon assassins. Gamers can look forward to exploring Gotham Knights’ expansive world in 2021 on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.