The official Gotham Knights Twitter account recently posted an image promoting its upcoming wheel-based arena mode, Heroic Assault. In this image, we see the four main characters, Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Batgirl, ready to battle oncoming enemies. Behind them is a miniature Starro enclosed in a glass cylinder.
Upon release, many players found the title enjoyable due to its combativeness and large open world; overall, the game received mixed reviews at best and faced some backlash due to the versions of the game being locked to 30fps on consoles.
That said, the game was the second best-selling game of the month in the US market in October, and WB Montreal has continued to support the game with patches that fix the game’s performance issues. Recently, they teased Starro and Heroic Assault, which are new content that will be added via a free update.
Starro is a classic DC supervillain who is perhaps better known these days as the main antagonist of the Suicide Squad. Starr’s powers include telepathy and mind control. It seems as if the game’s villains are trying to harness his power; from how the characters are positioned, it looks like the protagonists are protecting him. Starro is also clearly far from his most dangerous state, as he is barely human-sized, and the character has been known to grow to near-planetary proportions.
Heroic Assault will be a standalone mode that can be played alone or with up to 3 other players, just like the main campaign. However, WB Montreal has clarified that this mode is not part of the main story. It is said to feature a dedicated arena-like environment with specific objectives to complete and defeat enemies on each floor, and the mode offers a total of 30 floors. Whether this mode will have a significant plot or just a simple premise, as the tease of Starro suggests, the fight will at least have some purpose.