Following on from its announcement last weekend at DC FanDome, IGN has been lucky enough to interview Warner Bros Montreal about all things Gotham Knights. The developer shared some pretty interesting details relating to combat, story, special abilities, and the open world that could change your perspective on things -- that is if the trailer and gameplay footage didn't already do it for you, of course.
As far as the narrative goes, senior producer Fleur Marty states that this is an entirely self-contained story that doesn't force you to play online with other people. "If you're playing single player, you can be offline if you want to. We think that teaming up and living that dynamic duo fantasy can be also a really great experience for players, but we won't force it on them." Co-op will only ever be for a maximum of two players and you can play the entire game as a single superhero -- that's our Batgirl playthrough sorted then.
Rather interestingly, you and a buddy can both play as the same superhero during co-operative play. "Now, if you happen to have two Batgirls, you can also do that. Obviously, the potential of having different Batgirl builds, and how they look different and play differently is really cool too."
And as far as combat goes, this is something more akin to a traditional third-person action game rather than the freeform action of the Batman: Arkham franchise. "The way you're accessing some of your special moves and things like that can vary I'm sure, but in terms of having both attack and defensive choices, having a range of combo choices, having variations in strike types and attack types, being able to combo in your ranged attacks as well as your melee attacks - all of that is there, and I think will be comfortable for people who have played modern, contemporary third-person action-adventure style brawlers."
You'll be able to explore the entire open world of Gotham right from the very beginning of the game, and there won't be able level-gating to block you off from certain areas. Nice! Are you excited about Gotham Knights? Sneak into the comments below.