Gotham Knights’ Batfamily Matters Much More Than Its Gear Does

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Gotham Knights’ Batfamily Matters Much More Than Its Gear Does
Box art of Gotham Knights, showing the game's main characters walking down a street.
Image: WB Games Montreal/WB Games

Earlier in the week, game developer Warner Bros. Montreal revealed a new look at their upcoming superhero action-RPG, Gotham Knights. Where the game’s debut back in 2020 featured footage focusing on Tim Drake’s Robin and Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl, this 13-minute presentation was all about the game’s other two leads, acrobatic Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing; and once dead Robin Jason Todd, now Red Hood. With Batman seemingly dead, it falls to Dick, Jason, Tim, and Barbara to protect Gotham from villains looking to take advantage of the Dark Knight‘s absence, including the Court of Owls.

Knights’ footage didn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know back in 2020—it’s a third-person superhero game in 2022, so of course it’ll have RPG elements, gear, and flashy combos. Whether Knights is intended as a live service game or will have an actual fixed end, WB Montreal doesn’t really need to sell gamers on the game’s combat or loot system. If you’ve played any western RPG in the last five years, you already know how Knights’ RPG mechanics will basically go, just include a fighting and stealth system similar to Rocksteady’s Arkham games. What’ll make or break the game, and what needs to be showcased more, are its titular Gotham Knights and the dynamic they have with one another.

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