Game news Gotham Knights developers focus on the game progression system
On August 22, 2020, Warner Bros Games hit hard with two new projects. The first, developed by Rocksteady Studios, the fathers of the Batman Arkham saga, was none other than Suicide Squad, a title that offers you to play as four heroes from the comic book of the same name. The second project, this time coined by Warner Bros. Games Montreal (creators of Batman Arkham Origins) was Gotham Knights, the worthy heir of the Batman Arkham saga.
Today this legacy, expected in 2021, is talking about him again. Indeed, the game developers decided to speak from on the microphone GamesRadar + to introduce us to the Gotham Knights progression system and its cooperative aspect. Yes, as you probably already know, unlike the Batman Arkham trilogy, the title Warner Bros. Games Montreal can be experienced in its entirety with a friend. This player duo, who have chosen their favorite hero from Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, must team up to rule the law in the dark streets of Gotham City. Of course, the addition of this multiplayer component messed up the original formula of the series and pushed the developers to revise the combat system of the first games.
We’ve completely redesigned the combat system so that it works well in co-op. Of course, we still play as fighters, and some of the mechanics will be no strangers to the people who played and enjoyed the Arkham series, but in many ways it’s still very different. Fleur Marty, executive producer, Gotham Knights
In this original story set after the mysterious disappearance of Bruce Wayne, Players will have to explore the five different boroughs of Gotham City to battle many popular comic book criminals like Mr. Freeze or the supporters of Owls Court. but also protect citizens while trying to understand what happened to Batman.
Even when we had the outline of our central mystery, we forced ourselves to focus first on the characterization and how this should affect not only the narrative but the overall plot of each of the four. Hero. We looked at the overall tone of our Gotham City and decided which actors and villains to build the game on. It became the foundation, it shaped the game systems, and then we built the story and we found our characters to work on. Patrick Redding, Gotham Knights Creative Director
Apparently Gotham Knights not only offers a collaborative multiplayer mode, but also game components borrowed from RPGs. Regardless of whether you play alone or in collaboration, you can upgrade your four heroes individually by buying them new skills, combat equipment, and new costumes. In order to make the game progress more smoothly, the developers have also given players the option to change characters at any time. (At least if you go through the HQ box).
The game allows you to switch characters almost anytime as long as you return to the belfry to do so. Since the Batcave was destroyed at the time Code Noir launched, the Belfry is the new base of operations for the Knights of Gotham. This is where you will go during the day to regroup, rest, advance the story by taking on new challenges and missions, and tinkering with your costumes, weapons and equipment. When night falls and you’re ready to go back on patrol, you can head back to Gotham with any of the characters without worrying about being below the level or unprepared. Fleur Marty
To still emphasize the feeling of fluid evolution, the various Gotham Knights heroes will continue to gain experience even if you don’t take the time to impersonate them.
The course of the story is shared by all characters. It also makes sense that you don’t have to re-align your heroes from scratch every time you want to change. It also remains very consistent when it comes to storytelling as the other members of the Batman family are still somehow present in the background. While you are in the world fighting crime or solving a mystery, you do not sit idle. So it makes sense that they should also progress and get stronger. Fleur Marty
As a reminder, Gotham Knights is expected in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.
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By Jerome Joffard, Writing from igamesnews.com