Rumors of a Damian Wayne game swirled before Gotham Knights' marketing began, where cryptic teases of the Court of Owls' secret society started to infrequently pop up. Since Gotham Knights' official announcement, fans have been excited to branch out from Batman's shadow and instead play as other members of the Caped Crusader's vigilante crime-fighting family.
Last year, gameplay was shown for Gotham Knights that highlighted the introduction to a boss battle against Mr. Freeze. Gotham Knights' gameplay seems focused on cooperative play and RPG features with a combat style representative of previous Batman: Arkham titles. Lately, WB Games Montreal has announced that Gotham Knights will be sharing more information at a landmark date, and a new video animation today has revealed a look at the game's official key art.
Front and center, the key art features Gotham Knights' playable protagonists: Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood. Gotham Knights' signature neon purple pops distinctly in the game's key art, reflecting from every surface and light source. Indeed, Gotham Knights is much more colorful than Batman-related video game installments in the past, with perhaps an emphasis on making each character stand out from one another. Batman's inverted silhouette can also be seen in a puddle at the protagonists' feet, and fans consider if this insinuates that his role may be larger than previously addressed.
Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood offer a variety of differences in gameplay and combat, and are also distinguishable in eye-catching colors that individuate them further. Particularly, Gotham Knights features three characters who have each taken on the mantle of Robin, but their roles as characters are vastly different at their respective, present points in life. Minor narrative details have been hinted at, such as the Court of Owls being featured as antagonists and Bruce Wayne presumably being taken out of the picture, but not much else has been shared about Gotham Knights' plot.
However, more information about its story or the game in general may be on its way soon. Unlike Gotham Knights' pre-announcement marketing, which fell short of fans' expectations and was ultimately drawn out further than fans would have liked, there has been concrete evidence to support that Gotham Knights will have something substantial to show soon. Gotham Knights is set to return to DC FanDome for its 2021 convention next month, alongside another hotly anticipated game in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
Gotham Knights is scheduled to release in 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.