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Gotham Knights devs talk Nightwing’s weird glider

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Gotham Knights developer Warner Bros. Interactive has talked about Nightwing’s glider and Red Hood’s magic jumping powers.

In a recent gameplay reveal, we saw Nightwing and Redhood hopping and soaring through Gotham City. The former has a jet-boosted glider, called the Flying Trapeze. The latter is able to summon bubbles of energy and bounce off them. Pretty weird.

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In a Q&A on the Gotham Knights Discord (via Eurogamer), creative director Patrick Redding said:

“We liked the death-defying angle of him looking at all the various stealth drones in Batman’s arsenal and calculating that he could just get away with hanging off one of the smaller models and still be able to maintain or gain altitude with it.

“[The Flying Trapeze is] designed to feel a bit improvised, and dependent on his extreme athleticism, which fits Nightwing’s approach to everything. Flying it has such a different feel from Batgirl’s cape-gliding, and it blends really well with his bigger parkour and leap moves, as well as with grappling.”

On the subject of the newly magical Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, Redding said:

“We really liked the idea that as Jason starts to confront the trauma of dying and being brought back, he begins to be able to tap into some lost abilities.”

Gotham Knights is out on October 25th, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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Release Date:

25 October 2022