Gotham Knights revealed a new trailer at the Summer Game Fest Live presentation, featuring Nightwing in the newest character.
The Gotham Knights trailer covers Nightwing, the adult version of the first Robin, Dick Grayson. The game takes place in Gotham without Batman, and while he has the support of his Bat-Family, Nightwing finds himself carrying the burden of being Gotham’s protector.
The trailer shows off a ton of moves and customization and is a great starting point if you’re not familiar with the character. It’s clear that Nightwing will act as a leader for the gang.
Pay special attention to how many haircuts you can give him too, from your regular bangs, to a long ponytail, to… an interesting cut. It certainly looks like you’ll have plenty of ways to customize your Nightwing in-game. You can check out the trailer here:
During the presentation, it was established that this is the first trailer for an upcoming series of character features, with three more showcasing the other playable characters – Batgirl, Redhood, and Tim Drake’s Robin – yet to come.
Gotham Knights is a fascinating premise, putting the focus on characters who are often supporting players in the world of Batman. The game sees the four of them trying to navigate Bruce Wayne’s death (supposedly anyway – this is comic book-based, after all). It’s up to them to fill those big shoes, banding together to keep their city safe.
While WB Games Montreal previously worked on the Arkham universe with Arkham Origins, this title attempted to distance itself from that series and act as a separate story for that world. That said, gameplay appears to be heavily influenced by that franchise, and there will be special attention to four-player co-op combat in Gotham Knights, with each player able to take on a member of the wider Bat people.
Gotham Knights launches on October 25th for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.