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WB Games Montreal, developer of 2013’s Batman Arkham Origins, has announced Gotham Knights for release in 2021.
The game sees players controlling one of four superhero characters – Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood, and Batgirl – following the death of Bruce Wayne.
Gameplay takes place in a “dynamic and interactive” open-world Gotham City where players take on villains such as Mr. Freeze. They’ll use a variety of abilities, weapons, and unique combat moves to neutralize their foes, Warner said.
“With the Belfry as their base of operations, this new era of heroes will solve mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history and must defeat notorious villains in epic confrontations.”
Development is being led by creative director Patrick Redding, who previously directed Splinter Cell titles Conviction and Blacklist.
“You’re not trying to become the new Batman, you’re becoming your own badass superhero,” said senior producer Fleur Marty during a live stream on Saturday.
“With Gotham Knights, the team at Warner Bros. Games Montréal is bringing the Batman Family of characters to life in a unique way to delight both fans and new players,” said WB Games president David Haddad in a prepared statement.
“As we embark on a new era of interactive storytelling, our development team has been diligently working to create a new, in-depth experience within DC’s Batman Universe.”
“The team is thrilled to announce Gotham Knights and share our work in bringing a different story of the DC Super Heroes to the forefront,” added Patrick Redding, creative director.
“We’re looking forward to fans playing and enjoying a lot of action as this new guard of strong DC Super Heroes in Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, while solving an original mystery set against a living, breathing Gotham City.”
WB Games Montreal had been teasing the new Batman game for much of the past year, starting in September 2019 when it posted Batman-related imagery on its Twitter page.