Gotham Knights is nearing its October 21 release across all major platforms and ahead of its release, we got a new trailer for the game. In the latest trailer about Gotham Knights, we see more about the playable characters as the devs explain the central theme of the game.
The trailer focuses on the Batman Family consisting of the Knights. Players have the freedom to choose which character to use as the devs give us a breakdown of what Gotham Knights is all about.
We get to see more of the playable characters in the latest trailer for Gotham Knights
Although upcoming releases usually give players a gameplay trailer, Warner Bros. Games and WB Games Montreal decided to head on a different path for Gotham Knights.
The latest trailer is more of a behind-the-scenes look at the game releasing this October. Moreover, the team behind Gotham Knights had the chance to explain what they were going after while creating this game.
So far, the playable characters are the Gotham Knights themselves: Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin. They are tasked to get rid of the villains plaguing Gotham after Batman met his untimely demise. However, Alfred is still there and he is now responsible for looking after the Knights.
The trailer also confirmed that Batman is actually dead in the game. Previously, fans thought that it was just a marketing strategy from Warner Bros. Games. However, the devs themselves have confirmed that Batman is MIA in the game as they will focus solely on the Gotham Knights.
The devs also shared how they came up with the character designs of the Knights. According to a few of the devs in the trailer, they got most of their inspiration from the comics they’ve read. Additionally, the game features a completely original storyline from WB Games Montreal.
Warner Bros. Games aims to make Gotham Knights different from the previous Batman games
Despite speculations of the game being a continuation of the Arkham games which featured Batman as the main protagonist, Gotham Knights is a game of its own. This is also an attempt from the devs to make the players relate to a new set of characters in a Batman game.
Obviously, it’s going to be hard trying to get players to relate to the Gotham Knights since they already have an attachment to Bruce Wayne. However, they are hopeful that this game will live up to its potential.
By making the characters more relatable, they hope that Gotham Knights players will find that connection to their characters as they did with Bruce Wayne in previous Arkham titles.
Another interesting detail they mentioned in the trailer is that the devs used trauma as a way for the characters to bond. From the get-go, the Knights aren’t that fond of each other. The trailer was able to showcase one scene where Red Hood and Nightwing were close to a fistfight.
But since the Knights are grieving and possibly have trauma from losing an important figure like Batman, they somehow bond. And along the way, they find that they are similar in more ways than one.
“One thing we delve into is how trauma can affect memory,” said narrative director Ann Lemay. “How grief can linger and isn’t just resolved in a single moment or even might not be about just a single loss.”
We can finally play as the Batman family once the game releases in October this year
After that behind-the-scenes trailer, it’s hard to deny that we aren’t dying to get our hands on the game. It’s rare to get a glimpse of what goes on in making a game as iconic as Gotham Knights.
We’re certainly looking forward to how Warner Bros. Games pulls this off since it’ll be hard to follow up the previous Arkham titles we got over the past years. But from what we know so far, Gotham Knights is shaping up to be an amazing game.
Moreover, there’s a chance we’ll get emotional a couple of times while playing through this game. So get your tissues ready as Gotham Knights releases on all major platforms later this year on October 21.
Gotham Knights will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and the PC. If you pre-order the game, you get the 233 Kustom Batcycle Skin.
From the latest trailer, what do you think of the game so far? Will you be getting your hands on it or are you sticking to the traditional Arkham games? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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