Gotham Knights has been rated for the Nintendo Switch nearly a year after its original release.
The rating came from the ESRB, which listed the Nintendo Switch version alongside the currently out versions, including the PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S versions. The timing of the rating comes alongside beliefs that a Nintendo Direct is coming within the week, and Nintendo has a history of announcing ports like these during their presentation. During their last Direct in June, they announced the Batman Arkham Trilogy for the Switch, which will arrive on October 13. However, Nintendo has yet to comment on a possible Direct this month.
Gotham Knights had been announced during the pandemic by WB Games Montreal, who had previously worked on the “prequel” to the Arkham titles via Batman: Arkham Origins. While the game wasn’t as big a hit as the Rocksteady trilogy, many held the game in high esteem, especially for its boss fights. Furthermore, this would be the first DC Comics title of this nature since the Arkham saga ended. Rocksteady has since moved on to a title featuring the Suicide Squad, which is still in development after recent delays.
The title would focus not on Batman but on the four heroes he helped raise. After a certain encounter where a famed villain kills Batman, he sends out a signal warning Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin that the city is theirs to protect. With Batman gone, the criminals of the underworld, including Batman’s infamous Rogue Gallery, would be coming out of the woodwork to try and take over. Plus, the Court of Owls would need to be dealt with. The “hook” of Gotham Knights was that gamers could pick whoever they wanted to play for each and every mission. Players were never rooted to one character throughout the game.
Furthermore, gamers could grow the characters to fit their specific playstyle. Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin all had different abilities and skills to utilize, thus making every mission “feel different,” depending on who they played and how they had them equipped. However, despite a bold concept and a sprawling Gotham to explore, reviews and reception for the title were mixed at launch. However, WB Games Montreal kept pushing forward and attempted to fix many of the game’s issues. Plus, they added in DLC, including a special 4-player co-op mode.
Gotham Knights is available now on console and PC.
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