Gotham Knights is shaping up to be a true spiritual successor to the Arkham games. That much has been evident in the two gameplay deep-dives released by WB Games Montreal over the past year (I mean, look at the combat, camera angles, and detective mechanics!). But a new character-focused trailer shared during Summer Games Fest 2022 centers on Nightwing, showing off his skills, while introducing the man behind the mask, Dick Grayson.
Likely the first in a line of videos to come highlighting each of the playable characters in Gotham Knights, the Nightwing character trailer underscores his parkour abilities and martial arts prowess. It also shows off his glider, grappling hook, escrima sticks and wrist darts, and the various outfits and looks (at least three) he’ll have in the game. It also gives fans insight into his motivations for protecting Gotham.
We also get a closer look at some of the enemies and brutes (though no Talons) tearing the streets apart after the deaths of Batman and Jim Gordon. Near the end, there are a few glimpses of Nightwing fighting alongside Batgirl and later Robin, displaying the game’s 2-player co-op system.
Originally slated to release in 2021, Gotham Knights was delayed into 2022 so that the developers could “deliver the best possible experience for players.” It will now launch on October 25, 2022, for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, with its last-gen versions having been canceled. It follows Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin (Tim Drake) as they take on the Court of Owls.
Gotham Knights is available for pre-order now in Standard, Special Edition, Deluxe, and Collector’s editions. Those who pre-order will get the 233 Kustom Batcycle skin. To see more of Gotham Knights in action, check out this gameplay video of Nightwing and Red Hood, and this one featuring Batgirl taking on Mr. Freeze. We’re excited to learn more about this one, so stay tuned.