Gotham Knights Features Arkham-Style Combat Redesigned for Co-Op

Posted: January 11, 2021 in Game Articles, Industry

“It is in many ways very different”

by Stephen Tailby, Push Square

Warner Bros. Montreal’s long-teased game turned out to be Gotham Knights, a co-op superhero action game starring the extended Bat-family of vigilantes. Instead of the Caped Crusader himself, you’ll be playing as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood in an adventure designed to be played with others. You can tackle it solo, of course, but it’s clear there’s an emphasis on co-op.

That extends to the combat system too, as you might expect. The studio, which previously brought us Batman: Arkham Origins, is familiar with the series’ “Freeflow” brawling, but it’s had to make some changes to account for two players. Speaking with GamesRadar, executive producer Fleur Marty explains the team has “entirely redesigned the combat system in order for it to work well in co-op”. Those who played the Arkham games should still feel at home, but the combat is “in many ways very different”, Marty says.

We’re certainly interested to see how it plays in co-op. From what little we’ve seen so far, it’s looking good, with each hero equipped with their own abilities and strengths. Gotham Knights is due for PS5 and PS4 some time this year. Will you be playing it alone or with a friend? Drop into the comments section below.

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