Gotham City Imposters: Surprise FPS of 2012

By Alan Ng - Jan 6, 2012

While console and PC gamers have been treated to the next edition of first person shooters from EA and Activision in the way of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 respectively, one FPS that is set to release soon may be met with surprise amongst the gaming community.

While Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 may be placed in the ‘hardcore’ category of shooters, we have a game now which is definitely more of a light-heartened approach and it is a game which you wouldn’t expect to see associated with everyone’s favorite dark knight, Batman.

If you didn’t know, a Batman FPS is on the way called Gotham City Imposters and it is being developed by Monolith who you may remember as the team responsible for titles such as the F.E.A.R franchise of games and also the one ‘decent’ Aliens Vs Predator game on the PC way back in 2001.

If you were a big fan of Team Fortress 2 and its colorful take on the first person shooter genre, then you will probably be very interested in picking up Gotham City Imposters. A beta for the game has already taken place and although the game was expected to release on PC, PSN and Xbox Live next week, a release has now been delayed slightly in favor of a release sometime in February.

The game features support for a 6v6 online multiplayer mode, and players will be able to play as their favorite Batman heroes and villains and unlock rewards by accumulating XP, obviously similar to the way in which a Call of Duty game operates. We say play as your favorite hero or villain, but actually Gotham City Imposters puts a spin on this as you’ll actually play as characters that look like either the Joker or Batman.

We’ve read a lot of positive feedback about this game from players who have tried the beta. If you haven’t heard about this game yet, take a look at a gameplay trailer below and let us know what you think about it. Will you try out Gotham City Imposters since it is a breath of fresh air from the likes of Call of Duty?

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