One of the big revelations from day one of the DC FanDome was the new game from WB Montreal Gotham Knightsthat will introduce a whole new timeline and story for DC fans. The game will play Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin since in this world Batman is dead. That’s a pretty massive change from the Arkham games, but that’s not the only difference fans will notice when they try this game. ComicBook.com had the opportunity to speak to him Gotham Knights Creative Director Patrick Redding explained all about the game and how the game will address one of the more critical aspects of Arkham games and those are worlds without anyone in them.
First, Redding described the feel of the world, which aims to convey the city̵
The second part of this equation is the people who live in the city and unlike before, this city will feel alive and be an important component in making you want to return to the city every night.
“Then the other part of it was that we knew we wanted there to be a real ecosystem,” Redding said. “We wanted a city that you would return to night after night. Not just is it one really bad, intense evening, but it’s many, many, many nights patrolling and fighting crime as a driver of your growth Melting pot to morph into your ultimate knighthood version of you and that also helps to set a rhythm for the game because you always fight crime at night and keep coming back to The Belfry during the day and what you do at night must bring a lot of variety and a lot of surprises. “
“So that meant having citizens in this town trying to get through and survive and make sure they wake up the next morning to go to work,” Redding said. “It means having enemy police that are supposedly trying to protect these citizens, but doing it in a very persistent, not necessarily very benevolent, way. Then you have all the criminal factions, including the bad guys, who are really seizing the opportunities that comes from having no Batman around, right? And so the ecosystem is that we throw the player in and ask them to navigate and thrive. It creates a pressure cooker that continues to surprise and keep working Challenges and new types of enemies and new types of crimes and new types of situations as you deal with them night after night after night. “
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