Gotham Knights is the brand new online game journey set within the Batman universe that explores the aftermath of the occasions of Batman: Arkham Knight. After the demise of Batman on the finish of Rocksteady’s trilogy, Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, and Crimson Hood should staff as much as save town from the Court docket of Owls as Gotham’s new protectors.
Whereas the story trailer and gameplay video present how the prolonged Batman household is dealing with the lack of their superheroic father determine, we realized in a follow-up press launch from WB Video games that Bruce Wayne isn’t the one loss the staff has suffered for the reason that finish of Arkham Knight. In response to Batgirl’s description within the press launch, in some unspecified time in the future after changing into Mayor of Gotham Metropolis however earlier than the occasions of Gotham Knights, Jim Gordon died.
“Batigirl, also referred to as Barbara Gordon, is a decided fighter and a talented hacker. Because the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle prior to now. Now, after years of restoration and preparation, she is able to step into her new function, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her coaching in kickboxing, capoeira, and jiu-jitsu.”
We don’t know precisely how Gordon died and the press launch didn’t go into any additional element, however that is positive to be a very devastating flip of occasions for Barbara, who performed the function of Oracle within the Batman: Arkham video games and can return as Batgirl in Gotham Knights. Thankfully, despite the fact that she’s misplaced two father figures since Arkham Knight, she nonetheless has a household round her to assist her battle the nice battle in opposition to Gotham’s many villains.