Our first look at the recently teased Batman-verse game from Warner Bros. Montreal is… maybe not what you were expecting?
The studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins is set to return to Gotham City in Gotham Knights, announced in a trailer at DC FanDome. In a first, cinematic look at the game, we learn that Batman is dead and four of his fellow Gotham City crimefighters are picking up the mantle: Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood.
The first look at the Gotham Knights gameplay hints at an action game that’s similar in style and pace to the Arkham games, though perhaps with more of an RPG-style twist. Batwoman and Robin (wearing some funky-looking armor, it’s worth noting) take on a series of enemies that eventually lead to a Mr. Freeze boss fight. The RPG vibes come from the enemy health bars and damage numbers that are visible on screen as Gotham’s defenders beat down their foes.
There’s plenty of time for WB Games to reveal more. Gotham Knights will be out sometime in 2021.