Shown at DC FanDome 2021, the story trailer shows Nightwing talking to supervillain The Penguin, who explains that the Batfamily – Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood – don’t stand a chance in a Gotham ruled by the deadly secret society, Courtyard of the Owls.
The trailer features action scenes featuring the entire Bat family, multiple Talons (the assassins of the Court of Owls), and intriguing locations featuring dungeon-like traps, scattered bones, and even a signal. mysteriously placed bat figure.
A separate behind-the-scenes featurette included game developers, Court of Owls co-creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, and DC CCO Jim Lee discussing the game and its inspirations.
Snyder explains what he saw of the game, saying, “I was blown away. It took what we had done with Court of Owls, but it just lifted it beyond a lot of boundaries that we had. The result is that this is an extended version of the court as fans already know.
Gotham Knights Creative Director Patrick Redding explains that Talons were designed in very different ways, designed to get players to choose different equipment to beat them more effectively. “So like any good RPG,” he explains, “we present you with a problem, then we present you with a range of potential solutions, and then players will have a chance to maximize that according to their own style. “
Announced last year, Gotham Knights is set in a universe where Bruce Wayne / Batman has passed away. Now the Wayne family, including Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood, must work together to protect Gotham City in his absence.
As part of the premise, Gotham Knights supports two-player co-op, letting you play with a friend or solo while battling villains like Mr. Freeze and Court of Owls. We had many of our biggest gaming questions answered last year.
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