Gotham City Impostors hits PSN, XBL, and PC next week

Downloadable first-person shooter launches for PS3 and PC on February 7, with an Xbox 360 release to follow on February 8; price not yet announced.

Gamers eager to pose as Batman or the Joker in Gotham City Impostors don't have much longer to wait. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the downloadable first-person shooter will be available on the PlayStation Network, PC, and Xbox Live next week.

Gamers can play a deadly game of Batman dress-up next week.

North American PlayStation 3 and PC players can get the game first on February 7, with Xbox 360 and global PS3 versions following on February 8. The title, which entered public beta just last week, does not have a price as of today.

Gotham City Impostors was originally scheduled to arrive on January 10. However, Monolith said feedback gathered from the game's beta pushed the developer to delay the game to February.

Created by F.E.A.R. developer Monolith, Gotham City Impostors has been described by its developer as "Batman with guns." 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, check out GameSpot's latest preview, embedded below.

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13 comments
franzito
franzito

I bet the price will skyrocket, Batman's brand is valuable. The game itself seems funny but I wonder...

SilverKeyMan
SilverKeyMan

I'm loving the beta version... when it can actually connect. I know it's just a beta, but the matchmaking screen is so damn buggy that I'm actually going to have to wait for a final review before I shell out any money.

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

at least it doesn't look like your generic military shoooters :D

ziproy
ziproy

This game actually looks kinda fun, I just wish they didn't make it a Batman game cuz really it has nothing to do with the gameplay

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

so many good games coming out in the next few days... i need a new hard drive! and for the naysayers, i say this: it is like blacklight: tango down. its customizable and basically has a story but if you read too much into it you will not have fun. it is a fun, well rounded and cheap (in price) FPS to take our minds off call of duty and battlefield for a while. if you do not want it, do not buy it, but me, i know when i have some hard drive space freed up, i will be one of those buying this.

turok0
turok0

this is gonna suck

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

@Grimbear13 I believe it's been confirmed on Xbox Live as 1200 points, which would amount to US$ 15. If that's the price, it's a steal. @gatsbythepig I'd say give it another chance until you've unlocked a couple of gadgets at least. It shouldn't take long - I usually suck in multiplayer shooters and it took me 2 to 3 hours to get to level 10+. Better players (which are plenty) will probably take way less. Also, I mostly hang on Psych Warfare, and often do it with friends. Fumigation feels like a somewhat run-of-the-mill Domination mode to me, while Psych Warfare is more unique and offers plenty of last-minute activations/deactivations and silly moments, specially with friends. If you had already done that at this point, well, forget what I've just said. People connect to experiences differently. If you conclude this sucks, you're entitled to it. I can only say I'm having tons of fun personally.

Grimbear13
Grimbear13

I played in the first beta and it was a bunch of fun, I've been invited to 2-3 other tests but have only put time into 2 of them. Not the best game but fun to play for short installments, maybe more once I can access all the content. The major factor is price point. At the correct price point ($20 or less and I'd even say) it would be worth picking up. There would have to be some nice pre-order bonuses for me to pick it up day 1 because I have to restart my Mass Effect saves cause I lost them in my last reformat (eternal sadness) and have to beat them both before ME3 comes out trying to make the same decisions I made last time.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I played it yesterday for about an hour. It felt like I trudged through the nonsense and talking for the tutorial and other two levels I played. I did not enjoy it at all. Maybe I need to give it another chance, maybe it's not my style of gameplay. Maybe it does suck(except the guy that posted before me would vehemently disagree).

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

I've played the closed beta on PC and returned to the open one on the PS3 to confirm first impressions: I've never had so much with any multiplayer game, ever. It does look like Team Fortress 2 at first glance, but once you start to progress, unlock gadgets and discover everything available in the maps, it becomes clear the devs managed to do something that's very rare: capturing the spirit of a classic game with their own very tools and ideas. This is very tongue-in-cheek, but its humor never gets stale or immature, and surprisingly the setting is very much Batman - just silly. All gadgets are silly versions of stuff you'll recognize from Batman's utility belt or Joker's arsenal of pranks; nothing has been added just because. And after 10 hours/25 levels of play, half the gadgets and 2/3rds of the weapons are still locked (which ones depends on you, as the game cleverly gives 'unlock points' instead of forcing you to unlock one thing before being able to unlock the other). So charging only $15 for this is a steal.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

The beta was pretty good, but releasing on the same day as Reckoning and The Darkness II isn't going to do it any favors.

Lhomity
Lhomity

I noticed the beta for this is available freely on PSN now (at least in my region), and I am very slightly tempted. The idea of an FPS set in the DC universe just seems very bizarre to me. A great part of the appeal of playing a comic hero (or villain) is being able to see my character in costume, kicking some ass. I would also like to point out that ", no matter how trivial its implication is to the game, is the worst thing they could have ever said to gain interest for it. But, who knows. I may check this out anyway. Might even like it.