Gotham City Impostors coming to PC, PS3, Xbox 360

F.E.A.R.-monger Monolith developing downloadable team-based first person shooter set in the Batman universe.

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The film The Dark Knight began with Batman taking on several vigilantes who co-opted his costume and likeness. Today, Warner Bros. announced a new game that will focus on just such superhero doppelgangers, called Gotham City Impostors.

In the works at F.E.A.R. creator Monolith Productions, the new game is a downloadable first-person shooter in development for Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network, and the PC. It will be set in an "unhinged Gotham City overrun by impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker," according to Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics.

Gameplay details were thin, but Warner Bros. described the game as being team based in a media presentation in Los Angeles. In a press release sent out shortly thereafter, the company said the title was a "creative twist on multiplayer heroism and anti-heroism" as players choose whether or not to be good or evil. The game will also allow for extensive customization options, including exaggerated costumes and "homebrew" weaponry.

Discussion

37 comments
Hail23
Hail23

The games name is Gotham City Impostors.... the characters you play as in the game r fakes, and are humans with no talent other than being a Imposter and fight crime or for crime. its just going to be a fun game, but i dont like playing FPS's so i probably wont be getting it but wouldn't mind trying a beta.

TylerS97
TylerS97

the only reason this seems like crap is the first person part of it minus that watch it be a great title coming to the XBLA

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@turok0 You only say that because you are on the internet. If somebody is on the internet is pregnant or if the girlfriend/wife is pregnant, their first thought is "yeah we'll probably abort this because it will probably be an ugly Downs baby". Unless, you know, if someone like Christopher Nolan was doing the impregnating.

JtheGrind
JtheGrind

A map on Arkham Asylum could be very interesting, lets see if the developers are smart enough to think of that.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

At first I thought "cool!" but then I looked at the date, and it's not April 1st.

_gamekid_
_gamekid_

Come on guys, Don't hate on it, give it a chance, only time will tell whether this game will be uhh......... never mind.

blackfray
blackfray

Is this a joke or is it actually real?

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

Why do I feel like they just made a generic multiplayer shooter and slapped Batman characters on it?

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I hope the game turns out decent, just for the sake of the people working on it. Personally, this is what happens when people cry about having MP in EVERYTHING. The only multi-player experience I'd want from a Batman game is something along the lines of an online version of "Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu" crossed with "Batman: AA" Have a team all in the same area (like Arkham), but not necessarily on the same screen.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@HyruleanLink But you are not playing as Batman.

betamon
betamon

What a great idea for a game... can't wait to see some video footage

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Interesting.... Yet, Batman is a hero that does not use guns.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

This could go either way, really interesting or really bad...... Since monolith is making it I think it might be something interesting, Time will tell.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Not sure what to think on this, so I'll keep an open mind and wait.

strayfies
strayfies

So basically they had a game engine and a dozen or so unused programmers hanging around for extra time on their contracts.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

It's nice to see Monolith finally coming out with a new game, they have made some best FPS's ever.

megakick
megakick

it is not batman from what I can tell you will take the role of a vigilante wanna be batman or a joker henchmen. at best batman, the joker make a appearances in the game. i agree nothing special here.

HitmanDante
HitmanDante

@RavenXavier I'm sure you're not playing as Batman. It says it's merely set in Gotham. You'll prolly play as some SWAT member or something similar. Don't jump to conclusions.

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

Umm....how can they make a First Person Shooter with Batman when Batman HATES GUNS?!?!? This has FAIL written all over it, but, I'll wait and see before I pass finale judgement.

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

I would never have thought about making a FPS in the D.C. Comics universe, hopefully Warner Bros. and Monolith can create something worthwhile.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

......trying to ride the wave of batman:AC to make some money with a mediocre sounding shooting ....shame on you warner....

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

It's all fun and games until someone gets dangled from the Mayor's office.

CrashOV
CrashOV

Not everything needs to be turned into a FPS. I'll pass on this and it'll probably fail.

endorbr
endorbr

Wow! Seriously need more details on this. The concept sounds interesting but who can really say with this little information.

thekey
thekey

Cool hopefully it will be good.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Wait, what... an FPS in Gotham? This could be interesting and has potential for fun. Maybe Monolith can pull it off. It does sound odd though, really... an FPS in Gotham?

focus0894
focus0894

lolwut? Sounds awesome though, hope players can use stealth and stuff like Batman: Arkham City.