Gotham Knights Confirms Red Hood Trailer Release Date
WB Montreal reveals when players can get a glimpse of what Gotham City’s Red Hood Jason Todd will bring to the Gotham Knights team.
While Warner Bros. Interactive continues its march towards Gotham Knights‘ October release, WB Montreal gave players a fresh look at what each member of the Bat Family brings to the team. Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin have all been honored to show off their skills that they will rely on to bring down the Court of Owls and any other threats to Gotham City. The only team member of note is Jason Todd, better known as Red Hood, and WB Montreal has let players know when the trailer for his character will be released online.
Gotham Knights will follow the aforementioned members of the Bat Family in the aftermath of Batman’s apparent death, leaving the defense of Gotham City to four of his trusted associates. Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood will come face to face with classic villains like Mr. Freeze and Penguin as they try to take advantage of the situation to take over or wreak havoc on Gotham. However, the team’s greatest threat may lurk in the shadows as the mysterious Court of Owls, a secret society that has controlled Gotham from the shadows, seeks to cement its hold on the city and eliminate the Bat. Family once and for all.
WB Montreal has revealed that the trailer for the fourth character is imminent, taking to the game’s official Twitter to let players know it will be live Wednesday, August 10, clear and early at 6:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. EST. It will follow the previous character spotlight for Batgirl released by DC and WB Interactive as part of San Diego Comic-Con 2022, featuring Barbara Gordon and how similar her playstyle will be to Batman from the Batman: Arkham series. Red Hood, on the other hand, has proven to be a more range-focused character with his pistols, while his melee style is much heavier and more brawl-like than the rest of the team.
Narratively, Red Hood might prove to be the team’s proverbial wildcard as they battle the Court of Owls and various super-criminals in Gotham City. That would make sense, given Jason Todd’s tragic and volatile history with Batman and the Bat-Family following his death at the hands of the Joker in the 1988 comic book storyline. Death in the family. His subsequent resurrection and return to Gotham City in the 2005 storyline Under the red riding hood saw Todd confront his former mentor, believing that Batman’s methods had failed and that it was best to take down Gotham’s villains for good, even if the two would make amends years later.
The iteration already shown in gameplay teases a Hood who has become a welcome member of the family, swapping his deadly tactics for those of the Bat Family and even forming a friendly relationship with Dick Grayson. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Todd’s gruff side show up at times during Gotham Knights due to Batman’s death and causing lingering issues with the rest of the family.
Gotham Knights is scheduled for October 25 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
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