Iconic Batman villain The Joker won’t be in WB Montreal’s upcoming action RPG, Gotham Knights, according to creative director Patrick Redding speaking at a panel today at San Diego Comic Con.
During a fan Q&A, Redding was asked if Joker was in the game, to which he responded no, but added, “I will not confirm or deny whether Harley is,” indicating that Joker’s clownish compatriot might make an appearance of some sort.
Redding also confirmed that Batman is in fact “really dead” in Gotham Knights (he dies in the first ten minutes, setting up the plot), and remains dead at the end of the game.
He also added that there is “exactly one” Riddler question mark in all of Gotham Knights.
At this same panel, we also got a look at a new trailer showing off Batgirl gameplay, alongside more details about how the four heroes of the game (Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin) have distinct custom dialogue and cinematics depending on which one the player chooses to control at a given time.
Gotham Knights has previously shown Robin and Nightwing gameplay, as well as multiple other trailers. It’s planned for release on October 25, 2022 for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X and S after its PS4 and Xbox One versions were officially cancelled earlier this year.
Meanwhile, there’s tons of news for all your favorite shows, films, games, and more coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2022, and we’ve got the full schedule to guide you through the weekend of panels, announcements, trailers, and surprises.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.