Gotham Knights is out on October 25, 2022
This morning, as promised, WB Games has unveiled more info on Gotham Knights, and we finally have a release date folks! October 25, 2022. So here’s a particularly interesting tidbit: a WB Games rep has informed Destructoid that “in order to provide players with the best possible gameplay experience, the game will release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and will not be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Yep, that’s the Gotham Knights current gen situation, and every single era elicits its own set of polarizing responses to the news depending on the timing.
On one hand, this is a way for WB to “cleverly” charge $70 for the standard edition since it’s current gen only. On the other, a lot of folks who actually own a PS5 and Xbox Series X have been waiting for the “next gen” to actually arrive outside of a select few PS5 exclusives. That time has come: at least for Gotham Knights. Today, the big reveal is gameplay of Nightwing and Red Hood — a regular old set of Robins — as they take on the Court of Owls, one of the more semi-recent (as far as Batman has been around) popular rogue groups in Batman’s gallery. You can watch that below!
The 13-minute video is a pure walkthrough, complete with voiceover. It showcases Nightwing and Red Hood’s abilities: the latter of which uses “non-lethal rounds,” which still lets the creators get away with having a hero who dual-wields pistols. The best part of the video is that it’s two-player co-op, so you can see how multiplayer will flow, as well as the team-up system. The UI will be customizable, and we get to see a bit of Belfry (hub) gameplay, where you’ll choose story missions (you can fast travel into the open world from it), upgrade loadouts (through the workbench), and watch some cutscenes play out.
And of course, the price tags are public knowledge now too:
- Gotham Knights Standard Edition ($69.99)
- Gotham Knights Deluxe Edition ($89.99 – with the base game, the Visionary Pack DLC, “exclusive gear and cosmetics,” Beyond Suitstyle character skins inspired by the animated series, “and more”)
- Gotham Knights Collector’s Edition ($299.99 – Deluxe Edition + an augmented reality pin, a 16-page media book, “exclusive Gotham City map,” a four-character statue diorama “and more”
- Pre-orders will get the “233 Kustom Batcycle skin” at launch