WB Montreal’s upcoming DC superheroes game, Gotham Knights, will feature the largest version of the iconic Gotham city that’s ever been seen in a video game.
In an interview with Game Informer, game director Geoff Ellenor was asked how Gotham Knights’ version of DC’s flagship city compared to the open-world Gotham seen in Batman: Arkham Knight.
“It’s pretty big,” said Ellenor. “I haven’t put one map over the other, but our Gotham is a big place.”
Executive producer Fleur Marty added, “For sure it’s the biggest version of Gotham that has been represented in video games. The most important thing for us is its density and verticality. It has a lot of layers. The Batcycle is the long-range mode of transportation.”
Arkham Knight’s map was approximately five square kilometers, and made up of three islands and multiple districts. The sprawling size of Gotham was made possible by the inclusion of the Batmobile, which helped you travel across its huge landmass at speed and in style. Gotham Knights may not have a Batmobile, but it does have the Batcycle and other travel mechanics, be that the Fast Bat fast-travel system, or items like Nightwing’s Flying Trapeze glider.
For more from Gotham Knights, check out our recent interview with the developers as well as the latest trailer from Summer Game Fest.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.