Two things named Gotham Knights are set to release in the coming year. One is a video game (coming in the second half of 2022), and the other is a TV show (coming in early 2023), and both see a group coming together to fight crime in Gotham after the disappearance of Batman.
However, despite sharing a fairly close name, overall concept, and launch window, these two bear no relation to each other. Eh.
“Message from the Belfry: The #GothamKnights game and the upcoming TV show of the same name are separate, unrelated projects,” Warner Bros. tweeted. Montreal, developer of Batman Arkham Oranges. “We can’t wait for you to experience the action of our Gotham Knights soon.”
So… I guess that clarifies that, although the reason Warner Bros. thought it was a good idea to allow the use of the Gotham Knights name for two concurrent projects is anyone’s guess.
Message from the Belfry: the #GothamKnights The game and the upcoming TV show of the same name are separate projects with no connection to each other. We can’t wait for you to experience the action of our Gotham Knights soon.
— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) June 3, 2022
The Gotham Knights version of the game is only months away from release (which, in case you missed it, will be exclusively on current-gen consoles). As such, more and more snippets have been revealed ahead of its release, including the inspiration behind Red Hood’s unexpected ability Mystic Leap.
Meanwhile, the game’s development team updated the description of Barbara Gordon on the Gotham Knights website to better reflect her rehabilitation. This followed criticism from its community who felt that Warner Bros. Montreal was falling into “trope territory” by having a character “overcome” their disability through heroic training and dogged determination.
And, more recently, it was reported that the Russian version of Gotham Knights had been cancelled. This is said to be due to the “political fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine”.