After the teases, rumors, leaks and speculation, the DC FanDome event has finally lifted the shroud surrounding WB Games Montreal new game. The next chapter in Batman’s video game saga, which won’t even have the heroes name in the title, will simply be titled called Gotham Knights. In the debut trailer trailer, that looks to build upon the ending of Batman: Arkham Knight, though it could also serve as a reboot of sorts, Bruce Wayne has been confirmed dead. A pre-recorded message, not featuring the voice of Kevin Conroy, from Wayne is sent out to Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, who Bruce has now charged with keeping the streets safe with the absence of Batman. A newly redesigned Mr. Freeze is shown in the trailer, and it concludes with a tease of the Court of Owls which looks like something straight out of a horror movie. It’s truly a haunting debut for what will more than likely be the looming threat over this entire game.
Along with the trailer was a seven minute gameplay demo shown off by Gotham Knight’s Creative Director. At a glance, it very much looks like it’s taking the foundation of what Rocksteady built but expanding on it significantly. An apt comparison from the talk of levels, skill trees and builds would be how the early Assassin’s Creed games evolved into games like Origins and Odyssey. A nice Easter Egg is Robin using the Justice League satellite to teleport, indicating the presence of the larger DC Universe and showing off a skill never before seen in the last few Batman games.Knights will allow you to play on your own, but you can also team up with a friend for two-player online co-op. A new Bat-Cycle will be your new mode of transportation and the cast will have slick new costume redesigns – Batgirl’s costume in particular looks incredible. The demo concluded with a Mr. Freeze boss battle that looked less like something from the Arkham games and more like it was taking a page out of Marvel’s Avengers, but this is also a pre-alpha build.
It has since been confirmed that Gotham Knights is arriving both on the current and next-generation consoles as well as PC.
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