Hey, You Got Batman in my First-Person Shooter!


Man, I did not see this one coming at all.

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced development of a new multiplayer-only first-person shooter set in the Batman universe titled Gotham City Impostors. It will be available via digital download only for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Release date and pricing details have not yet been announced.

Early impressions reports from around the Internet are describing the game as an over-the-top Team Fortress 2 meets Batman: Arkham Asylum concoction, but don’t expect to be running and gunning as The Dark Knight and his rivals in Gotham City Impostors, though. As the title suggests, players will battle it out out as part of one of two lookalike factions inspired by Batman and The Joker. The Bats are a group of amateur vigilantes, and The Jokerz are a rival group of aspiring villains.

So I guess it’s sort of like the opening of The Dark Knight movie, with random dudes off the street dressing up in pads and black outfits trying to act like Batman. Gotham City Impostors will similarly allow players to create their own member of each faction, customizing their vigilante or villain with homebrewed costumes, gadgets and weapons.

It sounds like an odd mishmash of a concept, but Monolith Productions has been tasked with the project, and they’ve had great FPS success in the past with games like F.E.A.R., Condemned and No One Lives Forever. Can’t say I’m particularly blown away by the idea, but I’m certainly curious to see where this goes.

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