Gotham Knights unveiled a brand new story trailer at the DC Fandome on October 16th. More than a year after the previous DC fandom, the upcoming co-op action RPG took a deeper look at its overall storyline. Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and the Red Hood will take on the sinister Court of the Owls, an evil organization that oversees nearly every nefarious activity that takes place in Gotham City. With Batman dead, it is up to the rest of the Bat family to take charge of the Dark Knight, this time.
The new Gotham Knights trailer begins with an ominous voiceover from Penguin, making it clear that Batman or even Commissioner Jim Gordon is no longer around. The audience is soon introduced to the Court of Owls. DC Comics fans may know the Court of Owls as a shoddy organization that kidnaps child actors from the circus and trains them as vicious killers called the Talons. This is followed by a montage of four heroes who explore the dens of the secret Court of Owls, while being watched by the Court the entire time.
For a while, we catch a glimpse of an old man sitting in front of what appears to be a Batcomputer. Could it be Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler Alfred? Or could it be an aging Bruce Wayne, who has been known to fake his death more than once in comic books? Fans will have to wait to know this.
“If you really want to go down this rabbit hole you have to know that there’s no coming back from it,” the trailer tells Nightwing with Penguin. The release date of Gotham Knights is set for 2022, the specific date has not been announced yet.
Gotham Knights is developed by WB Games Montreal, the studio that brought out the lackluster Batman: Arkham Origins (2013). Known as a part of Batman: Arkham franchise, the game failed to impress fans and critics alike. Developer Rocksteady – the studio behind the official Batman: Arkham Trilogy which includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight – also released a gameplay trailer for its upcoming DC Universe release, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, this year in the DC fandom.
Gotham Knights is set to release in 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.