Gotham City Impostors beta sign-up now live

Warner Bros. inviting gamers into September's closed beta for upcoming Monolith-developed shooter.

When Commissioner Gordon throws up the Bat signal, he's seeking a meeting with the Caped Crusader. Warner Bros. is issuing its own Batman sign today, seeking gamers to sign up for the upcoming closed beta for Gotham City Impostors.

Gotham City Impostors enters closed beta next month.

Gamers can now leave their information at the closed beta sign-up page and hope they are chosen for the trial period, which will start in September. It is unclear which platforms the beta will land on; however, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms are mentioned on the beta page.

Developed by Seattle-based F.E.A.R. creator Monolith, Gotham City Impostors is "Batman with guns," according to its developer. However, as fans know, Batman doesn't usually wield guns. Thus, Impostors casts players as citizens of Gotham City who are inspired by either Batman or The Joker.

For more on Gotham City Impostors--due out in full in 2012--check out GameSpot's latest hands-on preview of the game.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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56 comments
MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

It just looks like the Batman version of Kickass.

Sumbelina
Sumbelina

This seems so cool. Can't wait.! :D

MrGoldfish1
MrGoldfish1

@bigjoe8181 That might actually be a fun game.

X-The-Doctor-X
X-The-Doctor-X

It seems more fitting to me for Joker to have imposters then Batnan, I don't think I like it though But I might give it a shot and learn to like it. It might be cool if you can customize you character from either side. KInd of like Create a Class in CoD. I just may have potential to do great. It's smart, witty and has guns.

bigjoe8181
bigjoe8181

i think the idea is pretty cool, if you guys read the comics once in a while you'd know there was a brotherhood of the bat, a gang of vigilante that took batman as their spiritual leader without his consent and used bats, chains, guns and all they had on-hand to wreck criminals...now you apply that to the fact that the joker already has his goons and you got an original game...but noooo people still complain because YOU ARE SPOILED!!!! REMEMBER 8 BITS GAME ANYONE??? OR ARE YOU ALL TOO YOUNG AND JADED TO APPRECIATE ANYTHING THESE DAYS???

Grimlim
Grimlim

Can you guys at least give it a chance before saying its dumb? Sign up for the beta and play it, then if you don't like it you can express your opinions. Personally i think it could go either way. It could be wacky fun or really bad. I think it'll come down to map design, variety, and balance.

Tokufan22
Tokufan22

Ok, I will admit that the trailer is interesting (the last part was funny). I may even give this game a shot. I'm not much on 1st person shooters but I will take my chance with this one. and to Jshaw71: you do understand that other teams will most likely come out through upates and DLC right? I agree with what you are saying though cause I am hopeing for a team Robin or NightWing.

deathwatch28
deathwatch28

looks fun but just another arcade title to wet our lips until the real batman release in november

snes08
snes08

Not if it was the last batgame on earth.

proyoto
proyoto

This looks awsome, trailer is awsome with the random swearing wich you dont see in a trailer that often and the comedy is hillarious

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

pretty... very... silly... Come on people... this is just stupid, but really, and just the batmen vs the jokers? what about the riddlers, the penguins (ok bad example with the pengiuns) but still this is a bad idea...

nyran125
nyran125

but...Batman Arkham city is only round the next corner.... !!!!!!!!!and is going to be AWESOME

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@GolgoThirteen If I could thumb up your comment more than once I would. My thoughts exactly!!

Jaxith
Jaxith

Am I the only one who cringes when he hears, "Batman with guns"? I'll admit, the trailer is funny. It's definately a new approach to the logo. And unless I'm mistaken, it seems to use a gameplay style that I'm rather fond of. If there's more depth to it than just, "Pick up a gun, shoot the other guy, and watch out for wind up toys on the ground," then I might actually find myself spending some time with it. Of course... I'd never heard about this game before two minutes ago, so I don't have alot to go on. We'll see I guess.

GolgoThirteen
GolgoThirteen

Why is this advertised on UK Gamespot? You need to have a valid US zip code to sign up!

rageman45
rageman45

i must admit the trailer is funny, but im curious what the game will deliver :0

albatraum
albatraum

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eaze2010
eaze2010

Hell it sucks that im not in the us, damn it.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Seems like Brink-Team Fortress 2, judging from the art style and varying body builds. Unfortunately, the beta is just for the US, so I won't get to test it. Very funny trailer, I laughed at the part where Joker brings up the finger xD

r2j2612
r2j2612

Hmmm...interesting!!!!!!!!

BloomerNYC
BloomerNYC

If it's at least as good as FEAR then I'm in

Ryozo
Ryozo

Rat_King nails it. Besides, it's not like the concept is totally foreign to the canon: Batman Beyond had a Joker posergang ('Jokerz'), and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has a militant group of vigilantes dubbed 'Sons of the Batman'.

the_requiem
the_requiem

I think this ties into Dark Knight Rises, if you consider the recent video leak that has Bane asking citizens of Gotham to take control.

NV916
NV916

LOL this kinda reminds me of that horrible XBLA game Bloody Good Times but Gotham City themed. I wouldn't be ashamed to play it if it turns out good, but after Rogue Warrior and Brink I try not to hype up a game unless it is for sure a good one. Also, well put Rat_King.

Action
Action

This looks both ridiculous and hilarious.

Rat_King
Rat_King

Everyone is pissed at the use of guns and that you don't get to play as Batman. Dudes, this isn't a Batman game. Nowhere in the title does it say Batman. It directly states that you're Gotham City Impostors. You're regular people who want to fight/cause crime and don't have billions of dollars and ninja skills so they use what everyone uses...guns. Hardcore Batman fan here. And this sounds like it has HUGE potential. But the chance of fail...

yoda101280
yoda101280

heh, seems like a new take on team fortress or something. Trailer is pretty funny though. :)

Darthrocker
Darthrocker

i'll sign up for the beta... atleast try before i buy, and give it the benifit of the doubt. hell i've given games a chance and have either been royally screwed, or pleasantly surprised..

Hail23
Hail23

LOL at the trailer!

febreez123
febreez123

I honestly don't know what to say about this game.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

Signed up, Monolith makes some amazing games.

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

A batman game where I can't play as batman Wait...what?

GTAPeople
GTAPeople

lol, so we are playing as big retarded fan without life by copycat of batman and joker. Well, this is fun like the second movie Batman about batmen with guns and got arrested by Batman himself. I can't wait.

Linex12
Linex12

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ziproy
ziproy

Yes this sounds like a complete and utter rip-off. But hey, I like shooting things and I like Batman so I like this game

palmakoy
palmakoy

call of copycats: gotham warefare