Gotham Knights is the game I'm most looking forward to this year. It looks awesome, and with less of a focus on Batman the other Gotham Knights should have a chance to shine. Little is known about the game's story, other than the Dark Knight is dead. Well, during SDCC 2022 DC Comics announced a prequel coming to the highly anticipated game. Batman: Gotham Knights - Gilded City will start releasing this October when the game does. And if you buy it you can score some exclusive items, sort of like they did with the Fortnite codes for that crossover.
Evan Narcisse is writing the series whereas ABEL will be handling the art. The first issue is going to release both physically and digitally on the same day. That being October 25th, 2022, the same day that Gotham Knights comes out. All of this news is coming along the same time period that a huge villain reveal is being teased for the Gotham Knights game.
The comic will show Batman's last case before his death, with another storyline taking place in the past at the same time. I have no idea how the storyline taking place in the past will playout, but I'm excited to see how it ties to the video game.
An official description for the comic was released as well.
"In Batman: Gotham Knights –Gilded City, a mysterious virus has infected Gotham City—turning its victims into rabid, yellow-irised maniacs driven to looting, theft, and bursts of anger. Batman–in his final case before his death –and his Gotham Knights struggle to keep this strange virus contained while investigating its origins. But this is not the first time this unusual illness has overtaken the city, as the series splits between present-day Gotham City and the Gotham City of the 1800s, as The Dark Knight and his allies discover the Runaway –one of Gotham City's earliest masked vigilantes."
Now, what about those digital codes? Well, each issue of the comic will come with a digital code you can redeem to get an item in Gotham Knights. The first issue will come with a Batcycle skin, and just like the Fortnite comics if you collect all six codes you get a special seventh item. No word on what it is though.
Gotham Knights releases on October 25th, 2022.