2011
07.11

The much-rumoured Gotham City Imposters has been confirmed as a multiplayer first-person shooter headed to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC.

Gotham City Impostors is a competitive multiplayer first person game that puts you in the role of “amateur vigilantes or villains” in Gotham City “overrun by impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker”. It is being developed by Monolith, the makers of F.E.A.R and Condemned, so we can likely expect dark grisly visuals and a tense atmosphere.

The game will apparently feature character customisation allowing players to “create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters” using tools that include “costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons”.

Warner’s senior VP of production and development, Samantha Ryan, said: “Monolith is creating a game that turns Gotham City upside down and we think fans are going to have a blast with this creative twist on multiplayer heroism and anti-heroism as they play up the classic rivalry between Batman and The Joker.”

As of writing there is no release date, but we are expecting it to arrive before Batman Arkham City’s October release date.

UPDATE:

According to Eurogamer “It’ll be online-only, with available weapons including an assault rifle, shotgun, pipebombs, grappling hook and a firework launcher called the Thunder Dragon.┬áMonolith is yet to decide how many players the game will support but has stated there will be no bots.”

UPDATE 2:
Warner Brothers have released the first screenshot of the game, and we are genuinely surprised by the visual direction the game appears to be taking.

At first glances the game appears to be influenced by the likes of Team Fortress 2, with stylised, cartoony graphics, and a number of character classes, including heavies, and snipers. It may not be entirely what we expected it to be, but needless to say we are excited by the game’s potential.

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