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Gotham Knights: Release date, Gameplay details, System requirements and more

Warner Bros. brings back the crime city of Gotham in a brand new game. Read to find out more!

Gotham Knights, the latest game title based on the world of the DC Universe, is all set to be launched in the last quarter of 2022, as stated by the developers at the recent Gamescom ONL 2022 event. Developed by WB Games Montreal and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Gotham Knights was announced back in 2020 during the pandemic phase, at an online event called the DC FanDome in August 2022.

Gotham Knights: Gameplay details

Gotham Knights is classified as an open-world, action-type role-playing game, also known as an RPG. It is set in the city of Gotham, notorious for its crime in the fictional universe of DC Comics. Gotham is home to several iconic characters such as “The Dark Night” Batman and the notorious villain, The Joker. The story is set after the supposed death of Gotham’s great defender Batman, and at a time when acts of crime are rampant all over the city. At such a tumultuous time, the story follows the arc of Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Batman’s protege Robin who are there to fill in the shoes of the great Batman as the defender of the city.

Gotham Knights, Red Hood, gameplay, DC
Image via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

The four characters will be upgradeable, but doing so will also increase the level of the foes opposing them, in order to keep the scales balanced. Each of the four characters will also have a set of abilities unique to them, as a reflection of their comic book selves and a playstyle that revolves around it. Back in May 2022, the developers released a gameplay trailer featuring Red Hood and Nightwing which showcased enough action for players to grasp what the game is all about. The gameplay can be compared to that of the previous Batman Arkham games and also with Marvel’s Spider-Man, which belongs to the franchise of DC’s arch-rival, Marvel Comics.

The heroes will fight against the villainous group known as the “Court of Owls”, featuring the crime lords of Gotham such as Penguin and their trained assassins called the “Talons”. Players will be able to get the resources required for upgrading and buying equipment, suits and other gear by fighting and solving crimes across the city.

When not serving justice, players could also engage in exploring the open world of Gotham, by using the grapple at their disposal or by taking out the iconic Batcycle for a spin. During the day, players will be situated at the Belfry, where everything miscellaneous will be carried out, while they will fight crime at night. The game will also feature a co-op mode in addition to its single-player campaign mode, where the second player can drop in the game or log out, without affecting their teammate who is also playing.

Gotham Knights: System requirements

Platforms supporting the game

Gotham Knights were originally set to be released on all the latest consoles and PC, in addition to the older versions. Later, it was announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One wouldn’t be part of the project anymore. The game will be released only on PC, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox X/S series.

Gotham Knights, Red Hood, gameplay, DC
Image via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

The game looks extremely sophisticated and high end which could be a deal-breaker for many people who do not have a powerful device which could run the game.

Minimum specifications

The minimum specifications of the game are yet to be announced.

The minimum specifications of the game are yet to be announced.

The specifications will be updated here, as soon as it is officially available on a licensed platform.

Gotham Knights: Pre-order details and pricing

There are three editions of the game which are available for pre-order across the platforms on which the game is available, namely the Standard edition, the Deluxe edition and the Collector’s edition. The pricing points of the game are as follows:

Standard edition

  • $59.99 on Steam and Epic Games Store for PC users
  • $69.99 for PlayStation 5
  • $59.99 for the Xbox X/S series

Deluxe edition

  • $79.99 on Steam and Epic Games Store for PC users
  • $89.99 for PlayStation 5
  • $89.99 for the Xbox X/S series

The deluxe edition includes skins and gears exclusive to the edition, such as cosmetics inspired by the Batman Beyond animated series.

Collector’s edition

  • $289.99 for PC users
  • $299.99 for console users

Available at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, and Game UK, it contains goodies exclusive to players who would purchase it. This set of goodies includes:

  • 16-page media book
  • Four-character statue diorama
  • Augmented reality collectable pin
  • Exclusive Gotham City map
  • All items in the Deluxe edition

All listed prices could be variable to change from region to region.

Gotham Knights: Release date

When initially announced in August 2020, the game was scheduled to be released on the platforms of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft’s Windows and their consoles of the Xbox One, and the X/S series of Xbox in the year 2021. But later on, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 projects were cancelled and the release date was pushed to the year 2022. At the most recent Gamescom ONL 2022 event, it was announced that the game will finally be released on the 21st of October, 2022.

Final Thoughts

That is it for all the information which is available to be shared, as of now. Gotham Knights have been cited as being independent and unrelated to all other Batman and DC media. Thus, players are looking at a game that has an identity and story in itself. This could be the making of a great game, and we will know if it is, by the end of this year after the game is released.

We hope that you liked our article on Gotham Knights. Did you find the article helpful? If there’s anything that we missed, let us know in the comments below!

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