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Red Hood & Nightwing Take Center Stage With New Gotham Knights’ Update Incoming

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Red Hood & Nightwing Take Center Stage With New Gotham Knights’ Update Incoming

With Warner Bros. Games deciding to push Gotham Knights back to an Oct. 25 release date this year, fans are hoping that the additional time for development is being put to good use, with the Court of Owls set to transform Gotham City into their own. In a new tease, it appears that we will see more of Gotham Knights really soon, with an update to be shared on May 10 at 6 a.m PST / 9 a.m EST.

This comes via the official Gotham Knights Twitter account, which brings the focus to two of the heroes that players will get to play as – Nightwing and Red Hood. There could be gameplay being shown off, specifically about their choice of weapons as well as the powers associated with them. That leaves more to come in regards to the other two playable characters of Batgirl and Robin.

It might also be a good time to share more details about the co-op play in Gotham Knights. So far, online play has been confirmed to allow for up to two players to join in the fun, but with rumors circulating that four-player co-op is a possibility, WB Games can take the opportunity to clear the air and get fans excited or nip the rumors in the bud.

Either way, with just five months to go before the launch of the game, new details will always be appreciated by the fan base. You can check out the official description of the game below:

“In Gotham Knights, players can explore the open-world action of Gotham and patrol the dark streets of the city’s five distinct boroughs using a variety of traversal abilities and heroic combat moves, as well as the iconic Batcycle. As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin progress, their distinctive gameplay skills will evolve, along with a growing arsenal of weaponry and gear. Revealed in the Gameplay Walkthrough video, Gotham Knights features rich storylines for players to investigate, including face-offs against some of the most infamous DC Super-Villains, such as Mr. Freeze, who is set on engulfing Gotham City in ice.

The playable characters in Gotham Knights include:

Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past. Now, after years of recovery and preparation, she is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira and jiu-jitsu.

Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.

Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.

Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting and hopes to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff and skilled in a variety of stealth techniques, Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.”

Gotham Knights is set to be released for PC and consoles on Oct. 25.

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