Is Gotham Knights set in the Arkhamverse or is it a sequel to Arkham Knight? Those are the two questions that players and DC fans are asking as we approach the Gotham Knights release date later this year.
The single-player or co-op game from WB Games Montreal follows the Arkham series’ conclusion in 2016. So, it is natural that questions will be asked about whether the series does fit into the Rocksteady world or if it follows any events from that series. The game lets you take control of Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, and Red Hood as they seek to protect Gotham in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s death at the beginning of the game.
However, there is some bittersweet news for fans of the franchise when it comes to answering the question is Gotham Knights in the Arkhamverse or a sequel to Arkham Knight?
Is Gotham Knights in the Arkhamverse?
Gotham Knights is not set in the Arkhamverse and it is not a sequel to Arkham Knight.
As Batman, Batgirl, the Penguin, and many other characters have different likenesses to those in the Arkhamverse, they are not carried over from Rocksteady’s Games. WB Montreal has also stated on multiple occasions that the game is an “original story and experience set in DC’s Batman Universe. It is not connected to the Batman: Arkham games.”
However, the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League from Rocksteady is set in the Arkhamverse and will follow on from the events of that series. You can check out everything you need to know about that game, ahead of the Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League release date in 2023 in our guide on the game.
Despite not being a sequel to Arkham Knight or set in the Arkhamverse Gotham Knights has a lot going for it, including the co-op multiplayer features which will allow you and a friend to play through the whole game together.