Monolith making FPS Gotham City Imposters for download

Monday, 16th May 2011 18:52 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Warner’s just announced at its pre-E3 event a brand-new downloadable Batman FPS known as Gotham City Imposters.

Developed by F.E.A.R. developer Monolith, the title will be a 4v4 multiplayer affair, where players will become an “imposter” on either Team Bats (Batman) or Team Jokers (The Joker).

“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 Warner’s SVP of production and development, Samantha Ryan.

“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.”

You’ll be able to customise your loadouts, your character and your costume through various gametypes and maps.

Kotaku‘s just gone live with a hands-on of the game.

A downloadable Batman title has been speculated as far back as February, with Warner registering domains for Gotham City Imposters at about the same time

No date yet. It’s coming to PSN, Xbox Live and PC. Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Hunam

    What the hell…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Seriously, that sounds like the stupidest concept for a game.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    First,I was like new project gotham(racing) then I read FPS,4vs4 Monolith,Fear and thought its new IP and THEN I figure that is freaking BATMAN!! Yea …stupidest concept for a game agree.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. nofear360

    I can imagine how this went down with Warner Bros. executives at a brain-storming meeting for Arkham City cross-promotion:

    A: “Gamers LOVE FPS, so… why don’t we add the two together?!?!”
    B: “Brilliant!”
    C: “It TOTALLY makes sense!”

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    noooooooo this must be a joke seriously

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Warner’s literally just press released it for the UK crowd.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Nozz

    This should be an interesting one O_o

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DJ Deathstar

    IGN are saying this is a Third person shooter not a FPS?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Von Dies

    I understand how everyone is all “this is a shit idea,” but what if the game comes out….and its actually fun?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gama_888

    Everyone seems to be bashing this pretty quickly.
    i think it sounds quite interesting, could be fun :)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    @8 – They’re definitely wrong, then. Press release says first-person shooter. Either that or Warner was somehow taken over whilst writing the press release and decided to write first, not third-person.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    this sounds like an awful idea

    #12 3 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @9: Well it is Monolith. So let’s wait and see.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. BraveArse

    #9 “I understand how everyone is all “this is a shit idea,””

    Me too – it’s because this is the internet, and particularly, it’s the section of the internet dedicated to gamers… the home of “meh”.

    /also reckons this could be fun. If the psn and xbla markets are allowing space for big name companies to come up with ideas as wild as this and run with them then hoo-fucking-ray I say.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    Actually, this could be awesome if its a team playing in first person as goons, Vs. someone playing as the Batman in third person. Sort of like that Splinter Cell MP.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. The_Red

    Godddddammmit. I’ve been waiting for a new AAA title from Monolith for ages and what I get is a downloadable Batman shooter.. :(

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OrbitMonkey

    Erm how does a shooter in the Batman universe work? None of the hero’s use them & Batman himself has a understandable aversion.

    If I could have a game set in that universe, i’d like one based on the series Gotham Central. Being a ordinary cop in the GCPD would be a good twist

    #17 3 years ago
  18. NeoSquall

    @1 My thought exactly.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. minxamo

    “You’ll be able to customise your loadouts, your character and your costume through various gametypes and maps.”
    Oh ok, so it Call of Batman then?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Von Dies

    Thought you all might like to see this:

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Blerk

    I… er…. what? :shock:

    #21 3 years ago
  22. StolenGlory


    #22 3 years ago
  23. Gurdil

    I don’t wanna be a dick but… Seriously? That’s the worst Batman-related idea I have ever read! Hope I’ll be proven wrong but I can’t seem to imagine how that could work out being a good game.
    First, Batman doesn’t have a freakin’ team. Ok I got it, they’re impostors blablabla… So basically I’m to be a brainless wannabe hero with a gun in Gotham City? No thanks, I’d rather be Batman or a brainless wannabe hero in another setup. Second, assuming we play impostors, why the frak would we play as teams?!? How does it make sense that someone who pretends to be Batman works with other batmen?!? And last but not least, there are waaaay too many FPSes around (and shitty ones at that).
    I’m not usually one to criticize a game before seeing it but, come on! You gotta see why this concept is utter BS!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Blerk

    Wow, the Kotaku write-up makes it sound even worse than it already did. Well done, Warner! That’s quite the achievement.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Stephany Nunneley

    Added the art from the press release in there.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    The artwork really doesn’t help. At all.

    #26 3 years ago

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