The Bat-Household are again child! Properly, they’ve by no means actually been gone however regardless of their occasional appearances within the smash-hit Batman: Arkham video games collection we’ve by no means gotten a devoted recreation targeted on Batman’s quite a few wards till now. Gotham Knights showcases Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl, Jason Todd’s Crimson Hood, Tim Drake’s Robin, and naturally Dick Grayson’s Nightwing teaming as much as shield a Gotham that’s left defenseless after the obvious demise of Batman. Now, the place may we now have seen a narrative like that earlier than…
Batman: Battle for the Cowl was a 2009 miniseries written and drawn by Tony Daniel, with inks by Sandu Florea, colours by Ian Hannin, and letters by Jared Ok. Fletcher. Happening straight after Grant Morrison’s smash hit Batman RIP arc and the large Closing Disaster occasion, the story facilities on a Gotham terrorized by the absence of Batman and a brand new hero utilizing the mantle of Azrael. With Bruce seemingly useless after a combat with Darkseid, Dick grapples with the realities of his function because the oldest of the Bat-Household. Ought to he grow to be Batman or carry on defending Gotham as Nightwing? Identical to Gotham Knights, we get loads of Bat-Household motion with a number of variations of the heroes starring within the miniseries and surrounding tie-in points.
The brand new Gotham-set online game sees a spate of gang-violence spark an enormous crime wave within the metropolis, which is strictly what occurs in Battle for the Cowl. With Batman gone, Tim Drake and Dick Grayson name upon different Bat-universe heroes like Oracle, Huntress, Cass Cain, Spoiler, and even the lesser-known British superheroes Knight and Squire to take down a prison cabal of Gotham’s most well-known villains seemingly led by Black Masks. The Arkham video games have all the time featured a veritable smorgasbord of Batman rogues, so it’s probably we’ll see a ton within the new recreation, too. We additionally know that Gotham Knights will see the group tackle the Courtroom of Owls, a mysterious group that appears to be behind the crime wave within the recreation’s imaginative and prescient of town.
However the largest distinction from what we’ve seen to date within the trailers and the principle Battle for the Cowl collection is that Jason Todd appears to be on the facet of his Bat-siblings. Within the comedian collection, Jason was the first antagonist, as he went on a murderous rampage to grow to be Batman in his deceased surrogate father’s place. Whereas Jason Todd had his villainous flip because the Arkham Knight in the last Batman game, Jason’s need to grow to be the following Batman may play into some wider battle between the group, with Dick and Jason duking it out to grow to be the following Batman.