During DC FanDome, Warner Bros. Games announced Gotham Knights, a new open-world, third-person action RPG. Gotham Knights sees the Bat family step-up and protect Gotham in the wake of Batman’s death.

Gotham Knights shows Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin team up with the Belfry as their base of operations as they attempt to protect Gotham, Batman’s last request. Gotham Knights is playable either solo or as a two-player online co-op.

Players will be able to explore Gotham and patrol the streets throughout the five boroughs using a variety of vehicles, like the Batcycle. As our heroes progress, their distinct game play skills will progress as well. Gotham Knights features a rich storyline for players to investigate, including face-offs with some of the most infamous DC super villains, such as Mr. Freeze. Players will be able to jump into Gotham Knights in 2021.

The playable characters in Gotham Knights include:

  • Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham police 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.

Watch the reveal trailer below:


Following the trailer, Warner Bros. Games shared almost eight minutes of pre-alpha game play. The game looks incredible for being pre-alpha. The footage shows Batgirl game play and also shows off the online co-op with Robin joining in the fray. Watch the game play trailer below.


By Zachary Lee

Zachary Lee was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Indianapolis. He can be found tweeting at @_Zach_Lee.