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Nightwing really wants to drop on top of you in new Gotham Knights trailer

Finally, we've found our not-Batman at not-E3

Na-na-na-na-na-Nightwing! See, who misses Batman anymore? Not former ward and sidekick Dick Grayson, who was happily kicking faces and twirling about like the aerial gymnast he is at tonight’s Summer Game Fest, live from Gotham City. Oh wait, that was new footage from Gotham Knights? Okay then, well, you better watch the trailer to find out more.

Dick Grayson isn't Batman, he's Nightwing. That's like Batman if he didn't have a funny balaclava on.

We already saw a bit of Nightwing when Gotham Knights last swooped down from the rooftops last month, along with another fellow former Robin: the Red Hood. I’m a bit disappointed there wasn’t something about the other two squires of Batman set to feature in the game, Batgirl and Tim Drake’s Robin. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of them in the months before Gotham Knights is released.

At least Warner Bros. flaunted some of Nightwing’s extra costumes, one of which was reminiscent of his classic ‘disco’ suit period, complete with a slightly fancier bird-style symbol. Another one leaned fully into old-school Nightwing, replete with ponytail and shoulder pads. Very cool to see! Although it was quite difficult to make out much detail on that one because of how fast Dick was twirling. Don’t laugh, you’ll set me off too.

The best part of seeing this trailer was hearing Nightwing’s internal pep talk to himself. He even got a little mention in about dear old departed Bruce, saying “I got this.” Aww, Robin’s all grown up.

Gotham Knights is out on Steam and the Epic Game Store on October 25th for £50/$60/€60. Keep tuned to RPS for more on the game as it happens – same bat-time, same bat-channel.


Not E3 2022 is in full-swing - see everything in our E3 2022 hub, as well as our complete round-up of everything announced at Summer Game Fest 2022. Many more big game showcases and streams are still to come this summer, so make sure you stay up to date with our summer games stream schedule.

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CJ used to write about steam locomotives but now covers Steam instead. Likes visual novels, most things with dungeons and/or crawling, and any shooter with a suitably chunky shotgun. He’s from Yorkshire, which means he’s legally obliged to enjoy a cup of tea and a nice sit down.

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