WB Games has pulled the cover off a new downloadable title for Xbox LIVE, PSN and PC with Gotham City Imposters.
Created by F.E.A.R. developers Monolith Productions, Gotham City Imposters is a four vs four multiplayer first person shooter featuring a team of faux-Batmen against a team of faux-Jokers.
That’s right, Batman may not use guns but his imposters do on a set of maps and gametypes that include character and weapon customizations.
This sounds as if it was concocted in a labratory where someone screamed, “This is so crazy it just might work!” It could just flop though if Bat-fans are unhappy with the concept and others who are familiar enough with the DC Comic chaacter to find it too outlandish.
We’ll have to wait and see what Monolith and WB Games pull out of their hat.
From the press release:
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Gotham City Impostors, an original download-only first-person shooter where players battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker. Developed by Monolith Productions, the game will be available in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and PlayStation®Network.
“Gotham City Impostors blows apart expectations for superhero games with an exaggerated take on first person shooters, set in a part of the DC Universe players have never seen before,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “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.”
Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers will create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons.
The game will feature maps and modes inspired by DC Comics’ Batman license. Fans can visit www.GothamCityImpostors.com for more information and to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.
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