Canadian game developer WB Games Montreal has officially unveiled its latest game, Knights of Gotham, Based on the DC Batman comics.
In a trailer shown during the DC Fandome virtual event, Bruce Wayne is said to have passed away, with a pre-recorded message from Wayne entrusting the Batfamily to protect Gotham in his place.
– Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) August 22, 2020
That means Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood are the playable characters in the game. In the gameplay footage, it appears that the game will feature direct cooperative play between all four characters.
Also, as rumored, the game’s villains will be the Court of Owls, a mysterious criminal group that has operated in the shadows of Gotham for generations. The Court especially disagreed with Bruce Wayne’s parents, given their opposition to the organization. Freeze has also been confirmed as a villain.
Knights of gotham It will launch sometime in 2021, although specific platforms have yet to be mentioned.
It’s worth noting that WB Games Montreal is no stranger to Batman. The studio is best known for developing 2013 Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel from developer Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham trilogy. WB Games Montreal also worked on Batgirl A question of family Downloadable add-on for Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight.
Notably, the Canadian developer has now taken over the reins of Rocksteady’s Batman games entirely, as the latter studio moved to a new DC Comics game called Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
Overall, it’s been a long time for the latest Montreal Studio game. In December 2018, an employee of WB Games Montreal posted a photo of a T-shirt with the insignia of the Court of Owls, fueling speculation that this was the developer’s last game.
The following September, the official WB Games Montreal Twitter account teased what appeared to be a Batman game on Batman Day. Batman comic book writer Scott Snyder, who wrote the original Court of Owls story, quote tweeted the developer’s batman day tweet to apparently poke fun at his participation in the game.
Finally, though, fans now have a better idea of what the game is really about.