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In Gotham Knights, Batman is “really dead.”

And is still dead when the game is over.

Batman really dies in Gotham Knights, the game’s creator told fans at San Diego Comic-Con.

Some fans thought that the game, in which you play as Bat’s sidekicks Robin, Red Hood, Nightwing, and Batgirl after the Dark Knight seems to have died, would fake Bat’s death so he could come back later.

But that won’t happen, said creative director Patrick Redding at a Q&A that IGN was at. And when the credits roll at the end of Gotham Knights, Batman is… still dead. Huh!

Redding said that fans who want to see Batman will get a glimpse of him in the game’s opening sequence, which is also where he seems to die for good. After that, it will be up to his four helpers to keep saving the day.

In another part of the panel, Redding said that the game won’t have the famous Batman villain Joker, but he wouldn’t rule out a cameo by fan-favorite Harley Quinn.

Redding hinted that there would be “exactly one” question mark for the Riddler in the game, which is about 10,000 less than in the Arkham trilogy.

Gotham Knights will come out on October 25 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. The PS4 and Xbox One versions have been canceled.

It’s not part of the Arkham series, but Warner Bros. Montreal, which made Batman: Arkham Oranges, is making it.