Get Ready for Some Super Outfits
We haven’t heard all that much about Gotham Knights since the official reveal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a good reason to be excited. Although Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the only one of the two upcoming “Batman” games which is set within the Arkhamverse, Gotham Knights seems to be doing its own thing by implementing RPG elements, right down to each of the different playable heroes having a different playstyle.
For those who are wondering:
The mysterious shadowy figures are simply the other heroes that were included in the background of each picture. I don’t want to start some kind of treasure hunt ☠️
— Andy Gagnon #GothamKnights (@agagnondev) December 19, 2020
The game lets you control four different heroes – Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Batgirl – but it’s worth noting that these characters have decades of source material, with everything that implies. For example, Nightwing and Red Hood both began their crime-fighting careers under the moniker of Robin, and Batgirl eventually took more of a support role after being injured by The Joker, taking on the moniker Oracle and using her genius-level intellect and tech skills to help Batman over and over again. With such a long history, it’s only natural that we’re seemingly getting alternate cosmetics for the characters – after all, if you only wore one outfit for decades at a time, you’d be begging for a change of clothes.
Batgirl’s cosmetic looks much the same as it does in the footage we’ve seen so far – perhaps a bit more purple (see below for comparison) but Robin and Red Hood definitely look different. Robin’s outfit in particular is a stark update, accentuating the more campy and colorful outfit he’s best known for with a red hoodie.
As a nice touch to the fact that the game will feature a team of heroes and drop-in multiplayer, each image features a silhouette in the background of another hero. After all, they’re not called the Batfamily for nothing.