The animated trailer above is the second in a series of shorts being made for the upcoming release of Gotham City Impostors (find the first here). This game from Warner Bros. pits Batman wannabes against Joker wannabes in FPS multiplayer objectives for a new take on the world of Gotham. This shooter is definitely unlike any other Batman game ever made.
I recognize that a bunch of you have probably not seen any in-game footage for this title. While I love WB Games’ idea to create animated clips for this particular franchise, nothing does a game more justice than a video of it being played. Here’s a quick look at Gotham City Impostors in motion, with actual gameplay:
The main focal point in the video above is the building of one single class type; however, it’s important to note that one of Gotham City Impostors‘ strongest features lies in its approach to character customization. Players will be able to tailor their own loadouts, weapon combos, costumes and body types constantly. The result is that most gamers will develop completely unique takes on appearance and play style.
Personally, I spent time with Gotham City Impostors at E3 this past June on accident. The game took me by complete surprise as a fast, frenetic and fun play in the shooter genre. Being the Batman nerd that I am, I went in thinking this title was basically a form of heresy against its platform. I walked away loving what I played and looking for even more from it.
Gotham City Impostors is currently set to release on January 12th, 2012. It will be available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and Games for Windows platforms. There is a multiplayer beta in the works for he Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. It starts this month, and gamers who want a chance to partake can sign up on the game’s official site.