WB Montreal’s upcoming superhero game, Gotham Knights, will feature the largest version of the iconic Gotham City ever seen in a video game.
In an interview with detective gameGame Director Jeff Elinor was asked how the Gotham Knights version of the capital’s main city compares to the open-world Gotham seen in Batman: Arkham Knight.
“It’s so big,” Elinor said. “I haven’t put one map over the other, but our Gotham is a big place.”
Executive Producer Fleur Marty added, “It’s definitely the bigger version of Gotham that’s been represented in video games. The most important thing for us is its density and verticality. It has a lot of layers. The Batcycle is our long-range means of transportation.”
The Arkham Knight map has an area of approximately five square kilometres, consisting of three islands and multiple regions. Gotham’s sprawling size is made possible by the inclusion of the Batmobile, helping you travel across its massive area quickly and in style. The Gotham Knights may not have a Batmobile, but they do have the Batcycle and other travel mechanics, whether it’s the Fast Bat travel system, or items like Nightwing’s Flying Trapeze glider.
For more Gotham Knights, check out our recent interview with the developers as well as the latest trailer from Summer Game Fest.
Matt Purslow is the UK news and features editor for IGN.
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