Gotham Knights release date has been pushed forward four days to October 21st. WB Games Montreal confirmed the news during the Geoff Keighley-hosted Gamescom Opening Night Live, releasing a new trailer highlighting Harley Quinn and the infamous Rogues Gallery featured. Clayface. The open-world RPG set in the Batman universe was originally scheduled for an October 25 release. Gotham Knights will be out on PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC.
The Gotham Knights trailer opens with Detective Renee Montoya pouring for Jim Gordon, who died before the events of the game. In a universe where billionaire playboy and philanthropist Bruce Wayne has died in an explosion, it’s up to the remaining members of the Bat-Family to restore order to the streets of Gotham, known for its corruption and high crime rate. We see Montoya following in her boss’s footsteps as she approaches the belfry to reunite with our four heroes.
As Gotham is divided into criminal facts, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and the Red Hood rise to the occasion. The new Gotham Knights trailer gives a glimpse of Harley Quinn, who appears to be locked in a cell before her predictable escape. While the game lets you play with any of the four characters provided, Batgirl seems destined to be Quinn’s arch-nemesis, as we see dedicated dialogue and fight sequences where she wastes armor with graffiti painted on thugs.
Gooey villain Clayface aka Basil Carlow also makes an appearance, sending slimy minions around Gotham City and wreaking havoc. It seems that his base of operations is set up in the sewers, allowing him to freely navigate around the city and attack unsuspecting citizens. Mr. The Gotham Nights Gamescom trailer also got some new footage of Freeze, which shows him transforming into a six-legged mechanical robot – similar to the AIM Machine in Marvel’s Avengers. There is a minor tease of serial killer Professor Pig floating around, although he looks skinny – he could be one of his thugs.
The primary antagonist, however, is the mysterious Court of Owls, lurking in the shadows and watching over the kingdom of Gotham from their hidden headquarters. Known to send their ninja-like foot soldiers called Talons, these high-profile criminals have complete control over the aforementioned facts.
You can play Gotham Knights solo or in two-player co-op mode and features an RPG-like leveling and slow combat system that relies heavily on XP progression. The infamous free-flow combat, reminiscent of Batman: Arkham as the game, has been discontinued and now introduces new powers tailored to each character’s lore.
Gotham Knights launches on October 21st on all major platforms — PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. It won’t release on last-gen consoles — PS4 and Xbox One.