Gotham Knights Release Window Leaked
Na, na, na, na, na, na, Bat-fans. After what seems like an eternity of waiting, the Bat Family is climbing to the top of the belfry and spreading its wings for Warner Bros. Montreal's Gotham Knights release date. While the history of Batman in video games is as chequered as Spider-Man, we've come a long way from 1997's Batman & Robin tie-in game.
For many, Rocksteady set the precedent about how open-world superhero games should work, with the acclaimed Arkham trilogy giving us the keys to the Batmobile. Following Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, many consider 2011's Arkham City the peak of the franchise, with things rounding off in 2015 thanks to Arkham Knight. But, what about WB Montreal's underappreciated Arkham Origins?
What Is The Gotham Knights Release Window?
There was a lot to love in Arkham Origins, and although it fell short of Rocksteady's benchmark, WB Montreal is back in the Batverse with Gotham Knights. Set in a separate continuity to Rocksteady's trilogy, you'd be forgiven for thinking the story is a continuation of the Arkham Knight arc.
There's a lot riding on WB Montreal to prove it's not destined to live in Rocksteady's shadow, and now, we're ready to give the developer a pat on the back. Apart from a generic release date of 2022, players don't know when Gotham Knights is lighting up the sky with the Bat Signal. Thankfully, one Twitter snooper has given us a more concrete Gotham Knights release window of Spring 2022. It's not an exact date, but it's better than nothing.
They tracked down the site of designer Jin Park, who has done some of the branding for Gotham Knights. Using their own Bruce Wayne-inspired detective skills, the OP found some legit-looking artwork that confirms "2022 Spring". We'd like an actual date to look forward to, but still, Spring 2022 is closer than we first thought. The fact Park has now taken down this section of his site suggests this is the real deal.
What Else Do We Know About Gotham Knights?
Last month's DC FanDome seemed like the perfect place to give Gotham Knights a solid release date, but instead, we were left with a pretty impressive trailer. It was a similar story for Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which also delivered a first proper look at the ensemble but shied away from a release date.
Following the death of Batman, it's up to Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Red Hood (Jason Todd), Nightwing (Dick Grayson), and Robin (Tim Drake) to save a ravaged Gotham City. The death of the Dark Knight has led to a power vacuum where the likes of Mr. Freeze and Penguin have risen to the top. This time, the de facto big bad is the shadowy Court of Owls - which is giving the Joker a rest for once.
Giving us something other than just playing as a grouchy Caped Crusader will hopefully be a big win for Gotham Knights. Remembering the Court of Owls were rumoured for inclusion in a mythical fourth Rocksteady game that never came to pass, many are thinking of this as a spiritual successor to the Arkham games. Either way, we'll mark Spring 2022 in our diaries in pencil - then get ready to rub it out.