So, Batman is dead. Luckily for us, that is the exact picture WB Games want us all to see. The activities of the local vigilante were swept under the radar in the latest all-immersive WB game. Though still questionable, for so many of us who has grown used to the local vigilante’s unique character in games, the introduction of the new homegrown heroes might somewhat take some time adjusting to.
The departure of the Dark Knight in the new release led to the emergence of new protegees, who have grown to become elite protectors over the crime-infested city. The new Gotham Knights hold a lot of scintillating promises and awe-inspiring textures.
And while we wait, thousands of game crooners worldwide are already raving about whether the game will deliver much more this time, or offer the usual sequel suspense.
WHEN WILL THE GAME BE RELEASED?
As confirmed via a tweet from WB Games developer, Montreal. The long awaiting Gotham Knight game will be fully launched worldwide on the 25th of October this year before the original release date in 2021 which was delayed due to the global pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances.
According to the statement released on their Twitter page, the delay experienced was intended in other to bring better experiences to their fans and improved gameplay for all players.
WHAT PLATFORMS WILL THE NEW GAME FEATURE ON?
It happens WB Games has taken a cue from the issues surrounding the release of Cyberpunk 2077 on previous-gen versions. The gameplay will now feature only on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. The cancellation of the PS4 and Xbox One versions as announced by WB on May 10, 2022, still boils down to the previous explanation given by the game developer — a focus on providing a better-improved experience for players across the globe.
HAVE THERE BEEN NEW TRAILERS?
There have been few trailers, the latest was on May 10, 2022. The new Gotham Knights trailer focused primarily on Nightwing and Red Hood, with the gameplay covering a detailed explanation of the city activities and unique characters of both vigilantes.
One other trailer released in 2021 emphasizes the background elements. It centers mainly on a deadly group of criminals in Gotham City known as the Court of Owls. This set of highly dangerous personalities serves as the game’s main antagonists as seen as well in the lead story of Batman’s transformation from the spoilt little to a local and renowned vigilante. It depicts our four heroes, Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin, in action. Tim Drake’s Robin, despite the hooded appearance.
The Penguin also makes an appearance in this one, but not as the usual villain this time. The trailer was packed with a flurry of action sequences as well as pointers at the mystery underlying the game’s storyline.
Back in August 2020, a seven-minute gameplay trailer also showcasing all of the characters was also released. It appears to be a mix of old and new, with different scenarios aimed to showcase each knight’s unique traits and strengths.
HOW DOES THE NEW GOTHAM KNIGHTS STORYLINE GO?
The death of Batman brought an open floor to high criminal activities, drug lords, and dangerous personalities to flaunt their cruelty all over the city once more. And at the helm of things more devious and evil plunging themselves into every corner of the streets and news story, the redemption of Gotham city once again will rest on the shoulders of young emerging and strong-willed characters. And this time, it requires more than the might of one of the grits of local authorities.
The new Werner Bros game featured numerous elite protectors in the persons of Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin against the ill activities of one of the deadliest criminal cults across the city (Court of Owls). Although WB Games is still keeping the list of villains in their new Gotham Knights game in the suspense box, the likeliness of going against other heinous antagonists such as Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Hush, etc is possible. The storyline as described in the reading list published by WB says we might be in for another showpiece encounter. And this time, it seems it might be worth the wait.
LIST OF VOICE ACTORS AND CHARACTERS
Christopher Sean: Nightwing. Plays the role of Kazuda Xiono in Star Wars: Resistance.
America Young: Batgirl. Popular for her role where she portrayed Barbie in Barbie Dreamhouse Adventure.
Sloan Mogan Siegel: Robin. Plays the leading role in Dwight in Shining Armor.
Stephen Young: Red Hood. known in Marvel’s Spider-Man, where he portrayed Mr. Negative.
Michael Antonakos: Batman. Played the male protagonist Alexios in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Gildart Jackson: Alfred. Popular for narrating audiobooks.