here is why gotham knights is not set in the same universe as the batman arkham games.
gotham Knights, a new video game from Warner Bros. Games Montreal is the latest to take on the Dark Knight’s legacy. What sets it apart from games like batman arkham The series is how it takes Bruce Wayne out of the picture and instead focuses on a few key figures in the bat family.
Given the popularity of batman arkham games, some have wondered why gotham knights it is not set in the same universe. Well, Patrick Redding, creative director at Warner Bros. Games Montreal shared why this story is separate, even though the studio developed Arkham Origins, which was released in 2013. You can read their comments below on the official Discord for the upcoming game, via TheDirect.com:
“The rich mythology of the Batman universe itself. We wanted to be able to interpret and adapt the characters, both the heroes and their rogues’ gallery, in new ways that would support a new player experience and progression. We wanted to be able to write the story of these characters with an original story without being tied to a particular continuity or feature set.”
gotham knights seeks to tell its own original story that is based on the story of the Caped Crusader, although it is separate from the established canon of the popular batman arkham games. Part of this is due to the fact that he is dead in this upcoming game, which would be a disappointing development for fans of that particular video game series.
Whether through video games, television series, or movies, the Batman story provides some of the most versatile storytelling opportunities given its history spanning more than 80 years. So much so, that with their current slate, Warner Bros. seems to rely heavily on the popularity of the character which is allowing for multiple different versions of the character to be featured in upcoming movies, whether it be Robert Pattinson’s ongoing film series or DC Extended. Universe looking to bring back the Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton versions of the character for the next film, The flash.
Here is the synopsis of gotham knights:
Batman is dead. Now it’s up to the Batman family (Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin) to protect Gotham City, bring hope to its citizens, discipline its police and fear its criminals. You must become the new Dark Knight and save Gotham from chaos.
gotham knights It will be released on October 25, 2022 and will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. Stay tuned for the latest news on all upcoming DC games, including those set in the batman arkham universe, and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.