During an interview with CBR, Gotham Knights director Patrick Redding joked that fans can expect a number of Batman villains to appear.
Gotham Knights The director has teased out details about additional members of the rogue Batman gallery who appear in the game.
In an exclusive interview with CBR’s Sam Stone, director Patrick Redding revealed that fans can expect more classic villains in the game than previously revealed. When asked what the villains symbolize for the Bat family, Reading carefully explained, “I can say we’ve only really talked about a specific member of the Batman Rogues Show – Mr. Freeze, who made our debut. There will be some additional discoveries about that in the coming weeks.”
Not only can fans expect to face the most famous villains from the comics, but Redding provoked an existential crisis of sorts for them, similar to those faced by Bruce Wayne’s patrons after Batman’s death. “What I can tell you broadly is that all of the villains we chose to include have a very specific history and relationship to Batman that goes beyond just the hostile aspect of him,” Redding said. “And like our heroes, these are the miscreants who now have to re-evaluate their job, sitting in the ecosystem when their main opponent isn’t around anymore.” Reading concluded with an interesting question: “How will they redefine themselves?”
While it’s likely that more classic crooks will appear from Batman’s long list of foes in the title’s comics, the primary antagonists are the fan-favorite Court of Owls. Not yet explored in a game, making Gotham Knights Their debut for new fans. The Court of Owls is a secret society and organized crime group that emerged in the year 2011. Batman Caricature directed by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capolo. Although they were inspired by the comics, the developers previously noted that they would not base the story on that particular series.
Redding’s description of the villains seems to be in line with previous comments about the depth and detail of the game’s hilarious writing. WB Games Narrative Director Montréal Lemay previously spoke about how the team is writing Gotham Knights As four different stories, with whom players choose to play through the different levels and stories that affect the gameplay. The developers have also described Gotham City as its own character, and it grows and changes throughout the game as Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Robin try to protect it and find their way after the death of their mentor.
A 2021 release is tentatively planned, Gotham Knights Released October 25th for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S and PC.