Gotham City Impostors hit the streets January 10

Batman-inspired team-based first-person shooter set to hit XBLA, PSN, and PC at the beginning of next year.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is making a New Year's resolution to enlist gamers in (virtual) neighborhood street gangs. The publisher today announced that Gotham City Impostors, a team-based first-person shooter based on DC Comics' Batman franchise, now has a release date of January 10, 2012, on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. A beta was also confirmed to kick off in December.

You too can pretend to be a kilt-wearing Bruce Wayne-alike early next year.

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.

Monolith has a long history with first-person shooters. F.E.A.R. and Condemned have been the company's recent efforts in the genre, but the lineage goes back further with PC fan favorites, including No One Lives Forever, Aliens vs. Predator 2, Shogo, Blood, and more.

For more on Gotham City Impostors, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

35 comments
PoetWarrior
PoetWarrior

Played beta. Surprisingly fun. It's not Batman with guns, its more like those guys in the Dark Knight that had shotguns and were wearing hockey pads.

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

Tried the beta today, and it was okay but not too much fun.. not worth paying for, though if it goes free to play then maybe id play it again.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

the more i read about this game, the less excited I become about playing it.

nomation29
nomation29

Batman with guns................Not seeing it.

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

THIS LOOKS WIRED.....not sure how they came up with it or what they smoked while playing Team Fortress in order to make this game that wired? i dont see a bright futur to this gamebut i wish it my best...

Skullsector
Skullsector

Awesome! Batman meats FPS... I like the combination.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

two words. stupid. fun. that is enough for me! the GOTY edition of arkham city should have this too. i can not wait for this game

thribs
thribs

They failed to mention that this is based on a detective comics story.

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

For some reason I just get the impression this game will crash and burn...

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@diogofonseca Very true! lol I'm so sick of all the zombie hype....

diogofonseca
diogofonseca

FPS + Batman? And after a couple of months they'll release a "Zombie DLC package" for this game, because zombies are also hot right now.

Kiriyama_X
Kiriyama_X

Of ALL the genres they choose to make a game of, it just had to be another online FPS multiplayer game...

agpickle
agpickle

It has potential...I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

albatraum
albatraum

@dawg9000 Correction, Team Fortress Saints Row Batman.

wyan_
wyan_

I never thought I'd seen everything, but this doesn't take the cake.

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

Call of Duty Batman? How money hungry is our country becoming?

lilflex1
lilflex1

well countdown to clown beatdown

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

I have faith in this game since Monolith is developing it.

guitardylan
guitardylan

Looks funny. Like saints row the third meets team fortress. Ill play... :)

Barighm
Barighm

"Hey, let's rip-off Team Fortress!" "Nah, that's never gonna sell. They will just keep playing TF2." "What if we apply a major license to it?" "Maybe. What do you have in mind?" "Batman! Everyone loves Batman! He's so hot right now." "Oh, yeah! Greenlight that baby!"

toddx77
toddx77

Kind of looks like batman meets team fortress 2.

zzamaro
zzamaro

so this will be the first game that will suck next year :P

mercutio665
mercutio665

I played an early build of this at E3 and it was actually pretty fun. From what I've heard this will be a cheap D2C title. I would never pay $60 for it, but $15-$20 would be about right.

pszone
pszone

This game not going to be any good and done by fear. i feel soz for them doing this game a really do . But i bet pp agree this game should done by Rocksteady studios since they where ones made Batman so great as a gam.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Oh, I didn't realize Monolith is making this..... Blood, Fear.....this is definitely going to be worth at least checking out. In the end though Arkham City is higher on my list but I'm getting that when the GOTY edition comes out.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Batman is cool because he doesn't use guns and he's not an imposter. So basically, this game is all about the reasons that Batman isn't lame, and you don't get to play as him... Who came up with this idea again?

strayfies
strayfies

Sort of a life-meets-art paradigm here. In other words, I'm sure this will come off like a poor imitation.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Gameplay might be possible. The rest, especially atmosphere, just won't work.