DC FanDome ended up being more lit than many people expected it to be and not least among the contributors to that energy were the multiple games set in the vast universe of DC heroes that were introduced.
Of course, what DC convention would be complete without something big and Batman related. For that we get the new Gotham Knights, an open-world role-playing game set in the Batman universe. The game, however, has quite the catch – it looks like the World’s Greatest Detective is dead. That means that you, as either Robin or any number of other characters from the Gotham crime-fighting world, will be picking up the slack left now that Batman is no longer around to fight crime.
Naturally, you’ll be able to partner with other gamers to help bring the streets of Gotham under control.
The premise behind the game pretty much outlines it all:
Batman is dead. A new expansive, criminal underworld has swept the streets of Gotham City. It is now up to the Batman Family; Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin; to protect Gotham, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals. From solving mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history to defeating notorious villains in epic confrontations, you must evolve into the new Dark Knight and save the streets from descent into chaos.
Of course, you can’t have anything good without a few complaints, chief among them that you can’t play as Batman. And now that we know what Rocksteady is up to with their announcement of the Suicide Squad game, it could be a while before we get to don the cape and cowl again in a video game.
The game is going to be multiplatform and for both this generation as well as next-gen consoles.
Inverse got a look at some of the gameplay from the game and their reporting gives hope to gamers looking for an epic console experience in the Batman universe.
After that, we get a close look at four playable characters: Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin. Despite the hooded look, it’s the Tim Drake’s Robin. Bruce Wayne’s posthumous video mentions the Belfry, a fictional secondary hideout for the Bat-Family operated by Tim Drake and used by DC’s fictional Gotham Knights. This will possibly be used as a hub for players to choose missions and objectives in the final game.Inverse
Beyond that, Inverse reported that, “we also get a look at The Court of Owls, likely the villains this time around. The screen flashes with a single Talon ( a Court of Owls elite) jump scaring towards the viewer.”
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