Gotham Knights, the new Batman game was announced at DC Fandome this morning, but it appears that WB Montreal’s new Batman game won’t be connected to the Arkham games at all.
In a statement to Comicbook.com, WB Montreal confirmed that “Gotham Knights is an original story set in DC’s Batman Universe and not connected to the Arkham series.” It’s a bit of an odd one because going off Gotham Knight’s synopsis, which confirms that Batman is dead, it actually does seem like it picks up at a similar note to where Arkham Knight ended.
Gotham Knights will see you play as four characters from the Bat Family when it releases in 2021. Here are the character bios that we’ve got from WB Montreal.
Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past. Now, after years of recovery and preparation, she is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira, and jiu-jitsu.
Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.
Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.
Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting and hopes to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff and skilled in a variety of stealth techniques, Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.