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Warner Bros. Prepping Downloadable, First-Person, Multiplayer...Batman Game? [UPDATED]

F.E.A.R. developer Monolith working on the Dark Knight's downloadable debut.

Impostors. Not Imposters. Apparently.

UPDATE: The official press release is out, bringing us fresh details--and the game's logo.

Gotham City Impostors pits an army of fake Batmans against an arm of fake Jokers (a clever narrative way of getting around Batman's inability to wield a gun) with a detailed customization system. The release claims players will have access to "insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons."

At the event in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. allowed judges (in this case, our very own Mr. Gerstmann) to play a map called Amusement MIle.

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You read that right.

Kicking off a series of pre-E3 events down in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Gotham City Impostors, a downloadable, first-person, competitive multiplayer Batman game. That's a mouthful.

Gotham City Impostors is in development at F.E.A.R. creator Monolith, targeted for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC this year.

That's about all we know about the game right now, though. Stay tuned for more details!

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Posted by patrickklepek
Impostors. Not Imposters. Apparently.

UPDATE: The official press release is out, bringing us fresh details--and the game's logo.

Gotham City Impostors pits an army of fake Batmans against an arm of fake Jokers (a clever narrative way of getting around Batman's inability to wield a gun) with a detailed customization system. The release claims players will have access to "insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons."

At the event in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. allowed judges (in this case, our very own Mr. Gerstmann) to play a map called Amusement MIle.

--

You read that right.

Kicking off a series of pre-E3 events down in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Gotham City Impostors, a downloadable, first-person, competitive multiplayer Batman game. That's a mouthful.

Gotham City Impostors is in development at F.E.A.R. creator Monolith, targeted for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC this year.

That's about all we know about the game right now, though. Stay tuned for more details!

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Posted by Inzzy

ohhhhh nice

Posted by Crono11

I can get down with this

Posted by cximran

Wait...what?! 

Posted by armaan8014

Iv been batmanned

Posted by Cloudenvy

I don't even.....What?

Posted by Luck3ySe7en

Bat-shit crazy.

Posted by Yummylee

Gonna be a lot of bat-bagging in the near future.

Posted by Sanj

Ah...wha?

Posted by iAmJohn
THIS IS NOT THE NO ONE LIVES FOREVER I WAS PROMISED! >:|!!!
Posted by phrosnite

I'M BATMAN!

Posted by Delta_Ass

Good, it's been a while since we've seen LithTech.

Posted by Pie

Dude! Spy vs mercs from Splinter cell but Batman vs Mercs

Posted by Tesla

Because Batman and guns go together like....wait, what?

Posted by SSully
@Pie said:
Dude! Spy vs mercs from Splinter cell but Batman vs Mercs
This better be exactly what this game is about or else I will be really pissed. 
Posted by ate_bit_zombie

Good luck, have batman. 

Posted by Slaker117

Multiplayer Batman.

I know it's not going to play out like it sounds, but that sounds awesome.

Posted by HisHeroIsGone

They didn't give away the F.E.A.R. series to just do this downloadable game, right? Right?

Posted by Undeadpool

I get the feeling you're going to be playing as something similar to those "fake" Batmen from The Dark Knight.

Posted by raidingkvatch

UH, whu? That's... Interesting? I'm going with interesting, and cautiously optimistic for now (after all Batman is awesome, and F.E.A.R. ain't half bad)

Posted by modeps

Should have been called Batman Batman Batman.

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

Could be interesting, on another note, that's my picture again! :P
Posted by Foggen

This reminds me of Dark Knight Returns, where the Mutant gang splinters into other random themed groups.  Let's hope one side is the Sons of Batman.

Posted by louiedog

Can we start petitioning for a "Batman Batman Batman" achievement for winning a round with three Batman imposters on one team?

Posted by Robopengy
@Tesla: GUNS KILLED MY PAAAAAAARENTS!
Posted by ZeroCrescent

Wat.

Posted by johnLongview

I mean, when they realized that batmanbatmanbatman.com was taken, there was really only one thing they could do...

Posted by Mystyr_E

That game deserves a better class of criminal, and I'm gonna give it to em

Posted by LethalKi11ler
@johnLongview said:
I mean, when they realized that batmanbatmanbatman.com was taken, there was really only one thing they could do...
lol
Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

What is this even going to be? Batman don't use guns, why would I want to as some random thug?
Posted by Cirdain

Pre-E3 banter

Posted by HT101

Are we now going to get the real world version of Batman Batman Batman?  I certainly hope so.

Posted by EuanDewar

Everybody is batman. EVERYBODY IS BATMAN.

Posted by TurboMan

.... what?

Posted by Beb
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

What is this even going to be? Batman don't use guns, why would I want to as some random thug?

 I assume all players play as Batman at the same time, in an effort to decide the "real" Batman. Thus, the title.
Posted by Brodehouse

I think it's funny there is a game about Batman Imposters while Batman Inc is happening.

Posted by zitosilva

I'm having such a hard time imagining this that it got me intrigued.

Posted by HBK619
@phrosnite said:
I'M BATMAN!
Oh yeah, well I'm B4TM4N!
Posted by MEATBALL

Glad they're doing this to get a multiplayer Batman game out there rather than forcing Rocksteady to shoehorn it into Arkham City.

Posted by HonoredSamurai

If you add Batman, everything gets better

Posted by Sayishere

BATMAN BATMAN BATMAN

Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials

What.

  1. This isn't what I wanted to see from Monolith.
  2. This isn't what I wanted to see from the Batman license.
  3. I don't think I want a downloadable multiplayer FPS in general.
  4. I don't even think I want a new multiplayer FPS, period.
They'll have to sell me pretty hard on this.
Posted by Pop

batman vs batman vs batman?

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Posted by PrivateIronTFU
@Undeadpool said:

I get the feeling you're going to be playing as something similar to those "fake" Batmen from The Dark Knight.

That's the first thing I thought of as well.
Posted by Cybexx

I am kind of bummed Monolith wasn't working on NOLF3 (as far as we know, but probably not). First-person and Multiplayer paired with Batman does not exactly fill me with confidence, guess I am kind of happy they didn't try cramming this into Arkham City.


I like Monolith, but the multiplayer side of their games has never been their strong suit, maybe if it is the primary focus we could see something cool. The success of Arkham Asylum doesn't give any other licensed Batman game a pass so this has a lot to prove.
Posted by liquidmatt

CODMW3: BATMAN EDITION

Posted by LiquidPrince

But... Batman no use the of the guns of the.... What?

Posted by Mr_Faraday
@528seven
Its a first-person competitive multiplayer batman game, no where in there do i see the word "shooter". Just because somethings in first person doesnt make it a FPS, im sure this will use some kind of interesting mechanic that makes it stand out from the usual first-person games.
Posted by Pudge

If there is not an alt colored Red and Green Batman in this game. I am gonna try.

Posted by ajamafalous

First person Batman?

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