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Gotham Knights

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: WB Games Montréal
Release Date: Oct. 25, 2022

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12. 'Gotham Knights' (PS5/PS4/XSX/XOne/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 18, 2022 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Gotham Knights is an open world, third-person action RPG featuring the Batman Family as players step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman's death.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: Gotham Knights may not be the Arkham Knight sequel some had hoped for, but it sure looks darn interesting. In a world where the Batman has died, you control his supporting cast and fight the great evils of the world as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin. Combining Arkham-style gameplay with multiplayer co-op, it seems like a natural evolution of the multiplayer in Arkham Origins. Assuming the final version can maintain the great feel of Arkham's combat system, there should be a lot to get excited about. If nothing else, there's something undeniably cool about taking on the ultimate challenge: Replacing the Batman.

Rhi "StormyDawn" Mitera: I've said for years that Batman media should pay more attention to the rest of the Batfamily. The Robins have so much potential for storytelling outside of the Bat himself. I'm glad someone out there was listening because Gotham Knights looks like it's going to everything that I've always wanted in a Batman game. The only way it could have been better is if we could have more than two-player co-op, but at least I can still play it with my sister. (I call dibs on Red Hood!)

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: It's another game in the pedigree of the Batman: Arkham games, only this time it features characters such as Nightwing and Batgirl, and it will be two-player co-op. That sentence alone sells it on its own, but it will be nice to have Batman out of the way and let a story be told about a post-Bruce Wayne Gotham City. The place is apparently falling apart, and it's up to the player to hold things together while investigating the death of Batman and battling the Court of Owls.

Andreas Salmen: Gotham Knights looks great, it's not afraid to tell a different story from previous games in the Batman universe, and it's built around co-op. On the other hand, it looks like the prime opportunity for WB Games to cash in big on in-game transactions. I want to say that Marvel's Avengers was surely a big enough warning sign that these projects can fail, but I wouldn't put it past them to give it a cheeky try. I am very curious but reserved with my expectations on this one.



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