After nearly a year of teasing a new Batman project, WB Games Montreal has finally revealed what they’ve been working on.
During Saturday’s DC FanDome event we got our first look at the new Batman game “Gotham Knights” for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC which is set to be released sometime in 2021.
According to the description of the game, Batman is dead and Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin are forced “to protect Gotham City, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals.”
A press release from WB Games Montreal details all the playable characters in the game.
Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past. Now, after years of recovery and preparation, she is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira and jiu-jitsu.
Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.
Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.
Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting and hopes to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff and skilled in a variety of stealth techniques, Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.
WB Montreal also showed seven minutes of gameplay focusing on Batgirl taking on Mister Freeze which included some co-op gameplay as well.
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2021 can’t come soon enough.