Gotham Knights is coming out four days early, and it's not even a pre-order bonus

Gotham Knights
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Gotham Knights got a new trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live highlighting some of the villains you'll be battling, alongside a surprising announcement: the game's coming out four days early.

Gotham Knights is now due to launch on October 21, which will give you an extra weekend with the game compared to its previously-announced release date of October 25. That's not part of some early access pre-order bonus or anything - the game's just coming out four days early.

The new trailer shows off a host of villains, including the newly-revealed Harley Quinn and Clayface, as well as the previously-announced Mr. Freeze and the Court of Owls. We also see the Gotham City Police Department's Renee Montoya coming to terms with the absence of Jim Gordon, and reckoning with whether or not to ally herself with a group of costumed vigilantes.

Gotham Knights is still set to launch simultaneously across PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The devs announced earlier this year that they'd be ditching last-gen versions in order to focus on the new-gen releases, so don't expect to be playing on PS4 or Xbox One.

The third-person action game lets you play as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, or Robin, each fighting to protect Gotham in the wake of Batman's death. Co-op will let you partner up with a buddy to battle the underworld together.

For more new games for 2022, you can follow that link for a big list of all the most notable titles coming in the near future.

Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.