A boxed copy of Gotham Knights has been spotted at an Irish retailer, with a release date sticker hinting that the Batman reboot could be coming soon.
Boxed copies of Gotham Knights have been spotted at retailers, suggesting that WB Montreal’s upcoming superhero action title could be launching sometime in the next couple of weeks. Gotham Knights was announced during 2020’s inaugural DC FanDome livestream and promises to serve as a spiritual successor to Rocksteady’s critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series. The premise of Gotham Knights is quite similar to how that series ended, with Bruce Wayne’s apparent death in an explosion at Wayne Manor. With Gotham’s former protector now gone, it falls to Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin to defend the troubled city from the sinister secret society known as Gotham Knight’s Court Of Owls.
Details about Gotham Knights have been leaking out piecemeal in the couple of years since its initial announcement, with the most recent information coming from a trailer and behind-the-scenes video shown off at last year’s DC FanDome. So far, Gotham Knights will retain the Arkham series’ stealth and combat gameplay (incidentally, developer WB Montreal previously worked on the 2013 prequel Batman: Arkham Origins), and previous trailers and leaks have revealed that classic villains like Mr. Freeze and the Penguin will make appearances alongside the Court Of Owls. Gotham Knights will also feature two-player co-op that will allow fans to team up with their friends and take on the criminals of Gotham together, as well as ridable vehicles like Red Hood and Nightwing’s motorcycles in Gotham Knights.
Said fans might not have to wait much longer to dive into Gotham Knights, as boxed copies of the game have been sighted at an Irish retailer. Twitter user Hogwarts Legacy News shared a photo of the boxed copy in question (via TheGamer), which sports a sticker claiming that Gotham Knights is “coming soon” – as well as a date marked April 24. While some fans have taken this at face value and think that Gotham Knights is launching soon, others have pointed out that this could simply be a placeholder date. In any case, neither WB Games nor WB Montreal has given an official word on when Gotham Knights is coming out save for a vague 2022 release window.
This sighting comes right on the heels of a Gotham Knights beta test appearing briefly on Steam DB, though it was later deleted mere hours after it first showed up. Gotham Knights was previously planned to be released last year, but WB Montreal ultimately delayed this to allow more time for polish. The recent delay of Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has led some fans to wonder if Gotham Knights would be pushed back further, but WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar later assured everyone that both Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy will still make their planned 2022 release dates.
The former may be coming sooner than expected if recent developments like the leaked Steam beta test and the sightings of Gotham Knights at brick-and-mortar retailers are to go by. Of course, the April 24 Gotham Knights release date suggested by these box copies could in fact be a placeholder, but it does line up with previous rumors that the game could come out in the next few weeks to capitalize on the success of The Batman – which hit theaters just last weekend. In any case, fans looking forward to taking down the corrupt underworld of Gotham City as the various members of the Bat-Family should stay tuned for official word on Gotham Knight’s release date.