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Gotham Knights delayed to 2022

Warner Bros. follow-up to the Batman Arkham series needs more time, team says

Robin from Gotham Knights Image: WB Games Montreal/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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Gotham Knights, the open-world cooperative action game starring Red Hood, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Robin (but not Batman), won’t make its previously scheduled 2021 release date. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced a delay for the game on Friday, pushing the title to 2022.

“We are giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players,” Warner Bros. said in a statement posted to the game’s official Twitter account. “Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”

WBIE announced Gotham Knights last summer at the DC Fandome event. The game was pitched as a co-op action-adventure set in Gotham City, which no longer has its famous protector, Batman. In the game, Bruce Wayne has supposedly perished in a massive explosion, but in a message to his surviving comrades, he tells them how to carry on in his absence. The game’s antagonists will be the Court of Owls, a generations-long secret society made up of Gotham’s wealthiest families.

Developer WB Games Montreal, responsible for Batman: Arkham Origins, is behind Gotham Knights. Batman: Arkham developer Rocksteady Studios is currently working on a new Suicide Squad game titled Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which is also scheduled for 2022.

Gotham Knights is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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