It’s been a long time coming, but today Warner Bros. Games and DC revealed the first official gameplay for Nightwing and Red Hood Gotham Knightsshowing some of the action we can expect in the upcoming open-world third-person action-RPG from the team at Warner Bros Games Montréal.
We’ve known for a while that the game will begin with Batman’s bat signal sending a distress call to his four charges, warning them that all hell is likely to break loose in Gotham after he’s taken care of. Possibly from the Mysterious Court of Owls.
But we didn’t know how the game was going to play. Not really – we got a few glimpses of the title, but the meat of the gameplay has remained in the dark since the game was pushed back from its original 2021 release date.
The new trailer – embedded above – is narrated by Game Director Geoff Ellenor, who takes us through the gameplay as the resurrected Red Hood and the acrobatic Nightwing. The duo (whom you may know better as Jason Todd and Dick Grayson respectively) are remarkably different; The former uses energy bursts to aggressively dive around, fires volley shots from his weapons, and can plant grenades and explosives at enemies that can be detonated on a whim to deal more damage to groups of thugs on the streets of Gotham.
Nightwing, on the other hand, is a more nimble and practical fighter – he looks a bit more like Batman in the Arkham trilogy of games. Ping-ponging through the arena, Nightwing uses nightsticks, gadgets, and flexibility to take on multiple enemies at once. Also making an appearance is his airspeeder, which allows him to get around with ease and navigate the murky streets of Gotham on a whim.
The game looks decidedly more RPG than we expected; There are more ways to play and customize your experience. This is the biggest departure from the template the Batman Arkham series has set up to date – and perhaps the most interesting part of the game at this stage.
We recently asked if you should care about the DC game that doesn’t star Batman – and this gameplay makes us think you should. If Batgirl and Robin end up looking good too, this could definitely be a game to watch out for.
Gotham Knights is currently scheduled for release on October 25th, 2022 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC.
https://www.vg247.com/gotham-knights-red-hood-nightwing-gameplay Gotham Knights looks sharp in 13 minutes of new gameplay