Gotham Knights took the gaming scene by storm when it was revealed during the DC FanDome virtual event in Aug. 2020. Headed by WB Games Montréal, makers of Batman: Arkham Origins, fans were quick to question this game’s correlation to the universe Rocksteady established with the studio’s Arkham trilogy. With Gotham Knights available worldwide, the question is more prevalent than ever, is Gotham Knights a sequel to Arkham Knight? Here’s what you need to know.
**This post will contain story spoilers for Batman Arkham Knight. If you have not played it, please come back when you have.**
Is Gotham Knights a Sequel to Arkham Knight?
The answer to the question is short and sweet; No, Gotham Knights is not a sequel to Arkham Knight. When the game was revealed in 2020, WB Games Montréal was quick to announce that the game’s story is separate from what Rocksteady created.
Despite the confirmation that both stories would be separate, it’s easy to see where the confusion arises. The end of the Arkham series saw Batman “perish” during the Knightfall Protocol, which was his means of wrapping up his time protecting Gotham. Gotham Knights presented itself with a nearly identical build-up with Batman dying, leading to many thinking Gotham Knights picked up where Arkham Knight left off. However, WB Games stated this game presents its own story as players take on the role of the Bat Family.
That’s all you need to know if Gotham Knights is a sequel to Arkham Knight. Gotham Knights is available worldwide, and we have plenty of related content to help you in your journey of defending Gotham City. If you’re interested in Batman’s death in this game, check out our guide on his cause of death, or read our official review of the game, as well as what’s new in Gotham Knights after your playthrough is over.