Are Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad connected?
DC fans who want to play as their favorite comic book characters will be enjoying a year of good times. Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League are two of the many DC-related games that will highlight different aspects of DC’s diverse characters. Some believe that Gotham Knights is set in the same universe as Suicide Squad due to their shared source material. Are they?
Let’s start by asking: Is Gotham Knights connected with Arkham and Suicide Squad. WB Games Montreal, the developers of Gotham Knights, stated that Gotham Knights was not connected to Arkham or Kill the Justice League. The developers of Gotham Knights stated that the game was not related to Arkham and Kill the Justice League. It’s not.
The Arkham series, to which Suicide Squad has been connected, has deceived fans several times in the past. Most notably with the Arkham Knight plot.
Arkham Knight’s developers, Rocksteady hypnotized one of the game’s villains, the titular Arkham Knight. They worked with DC Comics in creating them. Fans would soon discover that this new character was Jason Todd, a former Batman sidekick who later became the lethal vigilante Red Hood.
The Arkham Knight (the title) and its relationship to The Joker were misrepresented prior to launch. This is understandable. Many people didn’t think that The Joker would return to Arkham Knight after his death in Arkham City. However, he was a constant hallucination for Batman starting in the second act. Many people expected that the game would be about Batman and Arkham Knight/Scarecrow. But Batman’s internal struggle with the Joker infection which threatened to overwrite his personality, and transforms him into Joker 2.0, drove forward the story.
Now, fast forward 7 years, and Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League is being created by Rocksteady. It sees Harley Quinn and King Shark drop into Metropolis to confront a Justice League that has been corrupted by Brainiac. The Suicide Squad will be outmanned, outgunned, and struggling to survive. They will need to work together and make use of everything they have to win the day.
WB Games Montreal is currently developing Gotham Knights. They have worked previously on Arkham Origins (the prequel to the Arkham series), and other DLC episodes of Arkham Knight. The Caped Crusader is dead and the Batman Family must deal with chaotic Gotham trying to make the best of their fallen hero. Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl are challenged to bring order back to the criminal elements.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will be the first Arkham game without Batman as the main protagonist or playable character. This established connection is fine. However, ArKnight’sght’s conclusion as well as its overlap with GoKnights’ghts’ premise has led some to speculate that Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad may be related.