There were a couple of big announcements about Gotham Knights, the latest game in the Batman universe, on the opening night of Gamescom as well as a brand-new trailer to get into. Here is all the Gotham Knights news you need to know.
The first big revelation is that the game will be getting an earlier release than was first expected. Originally due to launch on October 25, the game’s release is now being moved forward a few days to October 21.
The other major piece of news about the Batman game, set after the recent demise of Batman himself, will allow you to play as either Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, or Red Hood, relates to the villains you will be battling against. The new trailer, which is called the Official Villains Trailer, added a couple more names to the roster of villains we already know will be coming up in the game. As well as The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, and the Court of Owls, we now know that Harley Quinn and Clayface will also play a big part in the game.
The game is not a part of the Batman Arkham series of games and has a completely redesigned combat system, which should give it a brand-new feel altogether, while maintaining a enough of a connection to the series for fans to feel at home. Warner Bros. Montreal who are behind the game have said:
“We have entirely redesigned the combat system in order for it to work well in co-op. […] Of course, we’re still a brawler, and some of the mechanics won’t feel totally alien for people who played and enjoyed the Arkham series, but it is in many ways very different.”
Co-op play will also be big a part of the game, with the team of protagonists offering several different co-op combinations.
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