The developer spoke of the new story from one of the key perspectives in Batman’s death: that of Alfred Pennyworth.
Warner Bros. Games Montréal and DC presented a new cinematic trailer for Gotham Knights, the brand new open world that follows the story of the four Batman protégés after his tragic death. The new images follow the narrative of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, who will be the key tie that unites all the characters.
Gotham City’s supervillains want to take advantage of the Dark Knight’s absence to take over the region, and they’re counting on the animosity between the four young bats to do just that. The story will tell of the steps they must follow to understand each other as a team, at the same time that they process the duel for Batman and understand the weight it had for the development of their own narrative.
According to the writers of Warner Bros. Games Montréal, this is where the figure of the butler will be essential, since it will be up to him to help them during the process: “Master Bruce saw more in you. He saw greatness, he saw potential. He saw them as the future of Gotham. Now is his time,” Alfred says at the end of the new trailer.
“We have a character arc for each of the knights, with cutscenes unlocking from start to finish. These arcs explore different things from each other. Something we delve into is how trauma can affect memory, how grief lingers and doesn’t resolve from one moment to the next, and how it’s connected to all loss,” said Ann Lemay, Gotham Knights Narrative Director.
Gotham Knights will arrive to players on October 21 and will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.