A lot of fans may have been a little disappointed that Gotham Knights, the latest offering from Warner Bros Games Montreal, won’t be part of the Arkhamverse.
Instead, the new game will focus on the extended Bat-family of heroes in a new continuity. The story will follow the adventures of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin who must protect Gotham following the apparent death of Bruce Wayne.
While Gotham Knights sounds like a great stand-alone game, fans who wanted to see a continuation of the Arkhamverse can look forward to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
The new action-game starring the notorious supervillain team was revealed by Rocksteady Studios at DC’s virtual FanDome event. The story will follow the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe who have been forced to team up on a new mission – to kill the Justice League.
Speaking during the event, Rocksteady Studios’ Sefton Hill confirmed that the game is a continuation of the Arkhamverse which began in Batman: Arkham Asylum and seemingly concluded in Batman: Arkham Knight.
Hill explained that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is part of this world where players will actually get to see the continuation of plot threads and characters first introduced in prior Arkham games.
“This is a continuation of the Arkhamverse, so a lot of the threads and storylines you’re going to see come to fruition in this game.”
This also means that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will not be in the same universe as Gotham Knights.
Additionally, Hill said Suicide Squad is set in an open-world Metropolis and is a one to four-player co-op game. The entire game is accessible in single or multiplayer formats, but if you’re playing alone you can easily switch between the characters whenever you like.