The WB Montreal Gotham Knights… is not Gotham Knights.
Specifically, the upcoming WB Montreal game is NOT linked in any way to the upcoming CW TV show, Gotham Knights. It’s not an adaptation, it is not a spinoff, nor is it a tie-in. The company even went so far as to formally establish this in the Tweet below.
Message from the Belfry: the #GothamKnights game and the upcoming TV show of the same name are separate projects with no connection to one another. We can't wait for you to experience the action of our Gotham Knights soon.
— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) June 3, 2022
“[The Gotham Knights] game, ” the tweet reads, “and the upcoming TV show of the same name are separate projects with no connection to each other. We can’t wait for your to experience the action of our Gotham Knights soon.”
WB vs CW – What is The Difference Between These Gotham Knights?
Although the CW trailer has received mostly negative criticisms, the game has had its own complaints. From Red Hood using magic and Batgirl’s disabled tropes – the latter recently removed – to the quality of Nightwing’s glider method, Gotham Knights has much to improve on, apparently. However, the majority of hate is still being felt by The CW series based on those trailer reactions.
Regardless of their differences, however, both game and series have the same springboard event: The Death of Batman.
To further establish the difference, here is the synopsis and trailer for for the WB Montreal’s upcoming platform:
Batman is dead. It is now up to the Batman Family – Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin – to protect Gotham City, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals… You must evolve into the new Dark Knight and save Gotham from chaos. Your legacy begins now. Step into the Knight.
Now, the upcoming CW series:
Bruce Wayne is murdered and his adopted son forges an alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies. As the city becomes more dangerous, these mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors, known as the Gotham Knights.
The series also stars Supernatural alum Mischa Collins as Harvey Dent, fated to become the villain Two-Face.
The game will be available this October, while the series is scheduled for a 2023 release.