Is Gotham Knights Separate From the Batman Arkham Games?

Short Answer: Yes

Yesterday, DC and video game fans were blown away with DC FanDome’s announcements and reveals. We got a story trailer for Gotham Knights, a gameplay demo of Gotham Knights, as well as a cinematic trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League,plus a lot more. Gotham Knights is being made by WB Montreal and Suicide Squad is being made by Rocksteady, who made the three main Batman Arkham games. The importance of the Arkham games cannot be overstated, which begs the question, are these games connected? It turns out, Gotham Knights is not connected to them, which I wrongly assumed it was, but Suicide Squad is connected to the Arkham games.

Gotham Knights Suicide Squad

In the story trailer for Gotham Knights, the game seemingly pick up after Arkham Knight [SPOILERS], when Batman detonates the Batcave and Wayne Manor with himself and Alfred inside after the world learns Batman’s true identity. The differences apparent between the end of Arkham Knight and what we learn about Gotham Knights is that A) Alfred is alive and can be heard talking to the Bat Family in the gameplay video, B) Jim Gordon is dead, which was not the case at the end of Arkham Knight, and C) Batgirl is not wheelchair-bound, which she had been throughout the Arkham games.

Thanks to some investigations done by, WB Montreal confirmed that Gotham Knights does not take place within the same world of the Arkham games. On the other hand, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is apparently set in the same world as the Arkham games. In Arkham Knight, we see evidence of a larger world beyond Gotham though posters and signs depicting Metropolis (where Suicide Squad is set), a Queen Industries building, and enemies mentioning “that freak from Metropolis”. Ignoring the fact that Deadshot is clearly a Black man in the Suicide Squad trailer and a white man in Arkham City, Rocksteady has confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a continuation of the Arkhamverse. Gotham Knights is expected to release in 2021 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is expected to release in 2022.

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