Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at Warner Bros. Games Montreal’s Gotham Knights, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
Developed by WB Games Montreal and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Gotham Knights, first revealed at DC FanDome in August 2020, is an upcoming action role-playing video game based on the DC Comics character Batman and his supporting cast.
Gotham Knights is set to be released in 2021 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
Gotham Knights’ story takes place in Gotham City, sometime after Batman’s apparent death (voiced by Michael Antonakos) and Police Commissioner James Gordon, which has resulted in a rise of crime and lawlessness with the GCPD having grown corrupt.
With this, Batman’s allies – Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood – will try to restore justice to Gotham and prevent it from descending into chaos.
At some point during the game, the heroes will come into conflict with the Court of Owls, a secret criminal society that is as old as Gotham itself, and their legion of brainwashed assassins called Talons.
Developer: WB Games Montreal
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Director: Patrick Redding
Producer: Fleur Marty
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Genre: Action role-playing
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Gotham Knights is an action role-playing game set in an open-world Gotham City.
The game features four playable characters: Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood; each character has their own unique playstyle and abilities, such as Robin being able to teleport via the Justice League’s satellite.
While it can be played solo, the game also features a two-player cooperative multiplayer mode, wherein the second player can drop in and out at any time without affecting the other one.
Players can level up their characters, but enemies will be automatically leveled up as well. They can also use the Batcycle to explore the city.
Players assume the role of Batman’s former proteges – Dick Grayson/Nightwing (Christopher Sean), Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (America Young), Tim Drake/Robin (Sloane Morgan Siegel), and Jason Todd/Red Hood (Stephen Oyoung) – as they attempt to continue his legacy by protecting Gotham upon receiving a pre-recorded message from Batman.
During the game, the heroes encounter several supervillains, including the Court of Owls and Mr. Freeze.
Supporting characters include Bruce’s former butler Alfred Pennyworth (Gildart Jackson) and Police Captain Renee Montoya, one of the few honest cops left in the city.
Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Gotham Knight: