Arkham City isn’t the only Batman game coming

by: Jeremy -
Batman fans will have more than just Arkham City to keep them occupied later this year as Warner Bros. Interactive has announced a new Caped Crusader-game for the PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network. Gotham City Impostors is a downloadable, firt-person shooter which puts players in the midst of a battle for control of Gotham City.

In the new game, Gotham City has been overrun with impostors who have overtaken the city in the name of either Batman or the Joker. These amateur “vigilantes” or villains, have formed two rival gangs known as the Bats and the Jokerz. Players will be charged with creating their own character in the vain of the leader the swear allegiance to (Batman or The Joker), and can customize them from head to toe. Customization options will range from cosmetic to their arsenal of homebrew gadgets and weapons.

The game will be heavily based on the DC Comics’ established Batman license, but will create a universe all its own. An official website has been launched at www.GothamCityImpostors.com but there isn’t much to see at this point. You can read the full press release of the game’s announcement on the next page. Hopefully we will learn a lot more come E3...

May 16, 2011 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Gotham City Impostors

Critically Acclaimed Monolith Productions Shatters First-Person Shooter Model with Over-the-Top Gameplay Where Players Become Personalized Versions of The Bats and The Jokerz

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”
“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.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Monolith Productions

Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is located in Kirkland, WA. Over the past 15 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as F.E.A.R., The Condemned series, Aliens vs. Predator 2, TRON 2.0 and the No One Lives Forever franchise.

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GOTHAM CITY IMPOSTORS software © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Monolith Productions.

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