Gotham Knights is the new WB Games Montreal Batman, and Batman is dead

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Bruce Wayne is dead. The Batcave has detonated as a precaution. Jim Gordon has been dead for a while, and the Gotham City Police Department doesn’t trust vigilante heroes anymore. In WB Games Montreal‘s Gotham Knights, it is up to Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, and Red Hood to pick up the pieces and defend Gotham City from the forces of evil that continue to plague it — including the Court of Owls and Talon. This is one of the biggest revelations of DC FanDome so far. The (non-)Batman game has no announced platforms yet, but it will release in 2021. Honestly, judging by these graphics and recent rumors, a Nintendo Switch release seems unlikely, but who knows?

Update: The title will indeed not come to Nintendo Switch. It will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

In Gotham Knights, you will be switching among the different gameplay styles of Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, and Red Hood. WB Games Montreal Senior Producer Fleur Marty said that you can grow these characters as you see fit, and “You’re not trying to become the new Batman. You’re becoming your own badass superhero.”

In the Gotham Knights gameplay trailer below, you can see numbers actually appear on screen during damage, suggesting some light RPG elements. Subsequent press release details obtained confirm the game will feature two-player online co-op and is indeed being described as a “third-person action RPG.” Despite all the footage though, it’s clear this is all still a tease and we will learn much more in the months to come.

It’s also pretty safe to assume that the Court of Owls will be the major threat of the game.

What do you think of Gotham Knights, the game that dares to kill off Batman? (Maybe. There is a high likelihood ol’ Bruce is actually alive somewhere.)

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!