First 16 Minutes of Gameplay Revealed

Gotham Knights Developer WB Games Montreal has released the first 16 minutes of gameplay for the upcoming DC-based video game. The new sequence picks up after the initial prologue of Gotham Knightswhich the developer is still keeping under wraps, but gives a good look at what the early sections of tutorial-style gameplay look like when players choose to play as Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, or Red Hood.

Notably, the premise of the game is that Batman is dead and the aforementioned four cohorts must take over to keep Gotham safe. It looks like the gameplay kicks off with the four of them trying to figure out exactly what Batman was investigating before his death. It features traversal, combat, and investigation mechanics in Gotham Knights. Batgirl is played in the footage, but it looks like any of the four can go through this same early mission. You can view the full 16 minutes of Gotham Knights gameplay, published by IGN, embedded below:

“They’re already great at the start of the game,” Gotham Knights creative director Patrick Redding said IGN. “It’s not because they’re ineffective as crime fighters, quite the contrary. They all actually graduated from the Batman School of Crime Fighting. So when they start out, they’re the most similar, in the sense that they have a lot of these basic combat and stealth tools and moving around the world and using their grappling hook and then it’s really over the course of the game that they completely diverge in their own flavor from what should be a dark knight of Gotham City.

In a general way, Gotham Knights is set to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC on October 25. In case you missed it, the title is no longer expected to release on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. There are several different versions available for pre-order from $69.99 to $299.99 wherever such things are sold. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the upcoming DC video game here.

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