In Gotham Knights, there are four playable characters: Red Hood, Nightwing, and Robin. Batgirl is one of them. After a brief monologue, her trailer launches into a tonne of gameplay.
It appears that Batgirl’s combat method mainly focuses on the use of various implements and weapons. She uses a tonfa, which can change into a kind of whip, as her main weapon, but the trailer also demonstrates how she can use a grappling hook, a shockwave strike, and a massive AoE attack using batarangs.
Nintendo claims that while each player starts with a specific class, they can eventually level up and switch classes as the game goes on. Mio, the secondary character, is a Zephyr who uses the distraction to stay safe from harm while Noah, the main character, is a Swordfighter who fights best up close. You can see how you’ll need to make use of each character’s strengths to benefit the group as a whole.
As Barbara Gordon was first wheelchair-bound in Gotham Knight, the character of Batgirl was initially met with considerable controversy. After “her father’s death motivated her to train and recuperate from her wounds,” she reportedly made a full recovery. Many people found the cliché of a disabled person conquering their disability to be disrespectful and profoundly incorrect. The development team said in a May 2022 interview that they had collaborated with the AbleGamers Foundation to revamp Batgirl’s plot. The team “worked with the great folks at AbleGamers to learn about different types of spinal injuries and the potential for someone to regain mobility,” according to creative director Patrick Redding.
Batman and Commissioner Gordan are both dead in the setup for Gotham Knights, leaving Batman’s heirs to defend Gotham. In Gotham Knights, Batman is genuinely dead, and there won’t be any sort of unexpected twist to bring him back to life, Warner Bros. announced at SDCC.
Gotham Knights releases on October 25 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.