We'll Finally Find Out If WB Montreal Is Making A Batman: Gotham Knights Game Next Week [Update]
WB Montreal has been teasing its upcoming game since before the pandemic began, so roughly 1000 years ago. Now the reveal is just a week away.
Update: WB Montreal has officially confirmed the game, and it's called Gotham Knights. You don't appear to play as Batman, but will control Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood. It comes out for PC, current consoles, and next-gen consoles in 2021.
WB Montreal has been teasing its next game since way back in September 2019. That was before, you know, everything. But the DC Fandome schedule notes we'll finally see its formal unveiling, rumored to be a Batman game called Gotham Knights.
A WB Montreal reveal is slated as one of the first panels for the event on August 22, to take place at 10:30 AM PT. It promises a first look at a new game with a developer Q&A, but it's only scheduled for 20 minutes so the question period will probably be pretty brief.
The teases surrounding the game have used the slogan "Capture the Knight," and based on the imagery many fans have speculated that it will involve the Court of Owls storyline--a 2012 series that revolved around a shadowy cabal of influential Gotham elite. A recent Eurogamer report claimed it will be called Gotham Knights, but that name is unconfirmed.
If it is called Gotham Knights, it would be named after an early 2000s series revolving around the entire Bat-family: Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Oracle, and others. Given how the Batman Arkham games already featured multiple playable characters, this could be a natural next step.
Also at Fandome, Rocksteady will be showing its next game. The panel, set for 5 PM PT on the same day, is called "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League." It's unclear if that's the full title of the game.