Gotham Knights, the new video game from Warner Bros. Games Montreal, was officially revealed today as part of a panel at DC FanDome, DC's digital event showing off announcements and trailers and the like that would have normally appeared at the likes of San Diego Comic-Con. The video game appears to be set in the aftermath of the most recent Batman video game, Batman: Arkham Knight. And folks are absolutely losing it online.
In case you didn't play Arkham Knight, Bruce Wayne/Batman is dead, and it would seem that he has alerted the rest of his family in order to help provide some semblance of order to Gotham. It appears to include playable characters like Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and even Jason Todd in his Red Hood persona.
The first gameplay for the upcoming video game largely focused on Batgirl and introduced Mr. Freeze as one of the game's villains. There is no telling just how much of a role he will play, however, as it would appear that the Court of Owls also has a presence in the video game. It seems fair to assume that the Talons will play some kind of major role.
Here's the official description for the upcoming video game:
"Gotham Knights is a brand-new open world, third-person action RPG featuring the Batman Family as players step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman’s death. An expansive, criminal underworld has swept through the streets of Gotham, and it is now up to these new heroes to protect the city, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops and fear to its criminals. Players must save Gotham from descent into chaos and reinvent themselves into their own version of the Dark Knight."
The panel itself was only announced last Friday, August 14th, but had long been assumed to feature there ever since DC FanDome was first announced. All this past week, the developer has been teasing cryptic puzzles and images leading up to today's official reveal, so things had already been whipped into something of a frenzy already.
Gotham Knights is set to release in 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. Keep reading to check out what people are saying about the new video game!
Folks are already hoping for specific suitsprevnext
More outfits = more good
Gotham Knights looks good and I’m glad they showed us different outfits.
I can’t wait to play with Burnside Batgirl and Classic Red Hood design. pic.twitter.com/ID9qCaY1WJ— Killafoe @ Home (@Killafoe1) August 22, 2020
And in general, seem excited to learn more
Gotham Knights looks solid. It's definitely a game I will check out, but I need to see a bit more story because I'm a story mode first player. pic.twitter.com/DK1ToKx9xF— Walt (@UberKryptonian) August 22, 2020
The variety of playable characters has folks hyped
Can't wait to play as Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood in Gotham Knights. The trailer and gameplay were amazing. Also, I'm really interested with the story especially with how they said that the mystery is more than just the Court of Owls.#DCFanDome #GothamKnights pic.twitter.com/ULXj41HEwU— Matt 🇳🇴 || #DCFanDome (@thcfastestman) August 22, 2020
RED HOOD!!!! NIGHTWING!!! BATGIRL!!!!! ROBIN!!!!! GOTHAM KNIGHTS!!!! pic.twitter.com/EowERqA2fy— David Cage🍥 (@unCAGEDgamez) August 22, 2020
...even if folks already have their favorites
Aight but imagine playing anyone other than Grayson in Gotham Knights lmaooo— Mr. Undead (@_mrundead_) August 22, 2020
There are even people willing to replay Arkham Knight
Gotham Knights looks so good that I will play Arkham Knight when it launches. pic.twitter.com/G72ul2BvT8— Spider-Clunk (@ClunkSpider) August 22, 2020
Marvel vs. DC may never dieprevnext
It helps that the Court of Owls looks genuinely terrifying
GOTHAM KNIGHTS LOOKS SICK!!!! AND COURT OF OWLS SOUND TERRIFYING! pic.twitter.com/xD5flMVeaK— DC Chambers (@dceu_chambers) August 22, 2020