Gotham Knights Reveal Impressions

A look at the newly revealed Batman game (without Batman).

Well, I’ll be damned, the rumours and leaks were true! We are getting a new ‘Batman’ game that will be co-op, except Batman isn’t really in this one.

No, we play as members of the Bat-family; namely Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood and Nightwing as they take Batman’s place after his apparent ‘death’ (heard this one before).

Officially revealed at DC Fandome, the cinematic trailer was flashy and nice but that’s true of all cinematic trailers. I was really surprised when actual gameplay was shown off.

The game looks like it can be a lot of fun especially since it can be played as a two-player co-op game. At first, I was confused; there are four characters yet only two-player co-op?

But as a friend who was watching the stream with me pointed out, having four powerful players jumping in and out of shadows and beating up goons may prove to be heavily unbalanced and too easy.

The gameplay still had a sense of danger for the two characters, and trust me, that gameplay trailer looked good.

The Cinematic Trailer

There is a lot to unpack from this. Batman is seemingly dead and the Bat-Family takes his place. Then the surprise Court of Owls reveal at the end… ah, I see what’s going on here and I’m not alone.

Many fans who know a thing or two about stuff involving Batman were quick to assume that no, Batman is in fact not dead but rather faked his death to infiltrate the Court of Owls.

Though this is just speculation, when it came to Arkham Knight people speculated that *SPOILER ALERT* The Arkham Knight was Red Hood as they were right.

The Court of Owls storyline is an interesting one and I’m glad to see it getting some much-needed love.

The Gameplay

First thing I noticed during the gameplay reel (other than stunning graphics) was that enemies have numbers above their heads.

They didn’t go into this much but it does seem like loot, levels and gear score will play a factor if there are levelled, enemies.

The game will apparently let players explore Gotham so that is exciting too.

Other than that we have nothing else to go on. Hopefully, we will get to see more later this year.