2022 has had some amazing games so far in less than three months and one of the highly anticipated games releasing this year is the upcoming Batman-centric title from WB Games Montreal Gotham Knights. While many fans feared the game wouldn’t make its 2022 window as it was delayed multiple times before, the action-RPG finally has a confirmed release date of October 25, 2022.
WB Games Montreal made the announcement on Gotham Knights Twitter with a new look at the hideout of the clock tower, the “Belfry”. The image is accompanied by the following quote: “Gotham will always need its heroes. Prepare for an all-new adventure on 10.25.22″. This references the game’s storyline which sees Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood protect Gotham from the sinister Court of Owls after Bruce Wayne is apparently murdered and the Batcave is destroyed.
There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the game despite the many trailers we’ve gotten so far. That being said, this is a story driven adventure that sees you playing as one of four heroes in an open world Gotham City and there are co-op elements as well as light RPG elements. The combat, from the various previews, appears to have similar stealth mechanics and combat styles to the popular Arkham series of games with one of the coolest new editions being customizable costumes for each hero. Other confirmed villains besides the Court of Owls include Mr. Freeze and Penguin.
Gotham Knights was revealed at the DC FanDome in 2020 and was supposed to be released in 2021, but as reported was ultimately delayed until this year. From Rocksteady Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was recently delayed to next year, it seemed inevitable that this new version of Batman’s Mythos would share the same fate, but thankfully it didn’t. WB Montreal hasn’t created a game since 2013 when they released the highly underrated Arkham prequel Batman: Arkham Origins. This game was criticized at the time for being more or less the same in terms of gameplay, but it has since become cult due to its well-written story.
With a bit of luck Gotham Knights will feature the same excellent writing, and it will be interesting to see what WB Games Montreal’s own take on Batman will be now that the Arkham the chains have been removed. We will all know when Gotham Knights finally releases on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on October 25, 2022. You can watch the latest trailer for the game from last year’s DC FanDome below.
This is going to be a wild series.
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