The upcoming Monolith-developed downloadable shooter continues to be weird and weirdly intriguing as we get closer to its January release.
I'm still trying to parse through my reactions to the January 10th release of Gotham City Imposters. I mean, I'm honestly excited by this cartoony, class-based shooter with a little bit of Team Fortress 2 and a whole lot of Batman in it. And I'm in no way inclined to any kneejerk reaction about characters with Batman logos carrying around guns because that's a thing that exists already, y'all.
Ahem. Anyway, the big question mark for me, the one thing that's keeping me from embracing it and clamoring for a download of the game next week is how will Batman fiction be worked into the game beyond the basic "Jokerz vs. Citizen Batmen" thing that the trailers and marketing have been running with. The big hook that Monolith seems to be pushing here is the broad range of customization that you can give your characters, but for the most part, it simply seems to be thrift-store gear and punk rock aesthetics for your Batman/Joker and nothing like, say, a homemade Azrael mask.
The game is in open beta right now, so if you want to give it a try, you can simply head over to the game's page, gothamcityimposters.com.
Gotham City Imposters will be available on January 10th for Xbox Live, Games for Windows, and PSN.