While Gotham Knights’ campaign will only support single-player or two-player co-op, a new mode called Heroic Assault will launch for free on November 29, 2022, that will let up to four players team up in arena-based challenges.
WB Games Montréal announced the news on Twitter and on Gotham Knights’ FAQ page, saying, “Gotham has thrown down a new gauntlet. Heroic Assault, the free 4-player co-op experience, is coming to #GothamKnights November 29, 2022.”
“Heroic Assault is an upcoming gameplay mode that is separate from the main story campaign,” Gotham Knights’ FAQ reads. “The standalone mode supports up to four players in online co-op and provides a dedicated arena-like environment with specific objectives to complete and enemies to defeat on each floor (30 floors total).”
For those hoping this would also bring four-player co-op to the main story campaign, WB Games Montréal has not said it is planning to bring four-player co-op to anything beyond Heroic Assault. Things can always change, but it doesn’t look to be in the cards at the moment.
Gotham Knights will be released on October 21, 2022, and will let players experience a story in single-player or two-player co-op featuring Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood.
WB Games Montréal previously shared with IGN why it chose to limit co-op to two players despite there being four heroes, saying, “focusing more on the idea of the immediate team-up of two allowed us to say, ‘OK, we can build a world that works perfectly well for either solo play or pairing off.'”
In our Gotham Knights final preview, we said that it “is not an easy game to demo, and while I walked away from my hands-on time less than impressed with many aspects of combat, I still found myself interested in playing more.”
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