With the announcement of the new Batman game, Gotham Knights, fans have speculated that the game could take place in the same continuity of the Batman: Arkham games.
Recently Comicbook.com reached out to WB Games Montreal to settle the rumors of a possible connection to the Batman: Arkham games in Gotham Knights.
WB Games Montreal had the following to say regarding the rumors:
“Gotham Knights is an original story set in DC’s Batman Universe and not connected to the Arkham series.”
So it seems the developer has made it very clear that there will be no story connection from this game to the previous games in the Batman: Arkham series.
It has been confirmed however that another game announced at the event, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, will directly connect to the Batman: Arkham series and will serve as a spin-off.
Also confirmed recently was the fact that the game will feature online 2 player co-op so people will be able to fight crime on the streets of Gotham with their online friends.
Gotham Knights Official Synopsis
The game is set in Gotham City, after the apparent death of Bruce Wayne / Batman and that of Police Commissioner James Gordon, which has resulted in a rise of crime and lawlessness. Players assume the role of Batman’s allies – Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Barbara Gordon / Batgirl, Tim Drake / Robin, and Jason Todd / Red Hood – as they attempt to continue his legacy by protecting Gotham. During the game, the heroes come into conflict with several supervillains, including the Court of Owls and Mr. Freeze. Supporting characters include Bruce’s former butler Alfred Pennyworth and Police Captain Renee Montoya, one of the few honest cops left in the city.
What are your thoughts on Gotham Knights not being connected to the Batman: Arkham series? Does this surprise you? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to come back to The Illuminerdi for more news and updates regarding Gotham Knights in the near future!