Warner Bros. Games has released a good chunk of gameplay from its upcoming game Gotham Knights, with IGN begin the first 16 minutes of the action RPG. While players will be able to choose between four of Batman’s proteges including Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, the video puts Batgirl in the spotlight.
The investigation scene featured in IGN’s video functions as a kind of tutorial level, guiding the player through the basic mechanics and scenarios that will appear later in the game. While the video shows the first 16 minutes of actual play, she skips a narrative-centric prologue that Warner Bros. chooses to keep secret for the time being.
In an accompaniment article on IGN, Gotham Knights creative director Patrick Redding explains that the game won’t require players to start out as undernourished weaklings, as can be traditional in the RPG genre. Each of the playable characters is “effectively a graduate of the Batman School of Crime Fighting,” says Redding, meaning they’ll have no problem taking down your average thug.
Where the RPG leveling elements come into play is where each character becomes more distinct. At first, all the characters have a pretty similar moveset of “Batman stuff,” Redding says, having all received similar training. As the game progresses, each knight will hone their own distinct skills and strengths, as they diverge completely in their own flavor from what a Gotham City Dark Knight should be.”
Gotham Knights launches October 25 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
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