There have been so many Batman comics, movies and games released over the years -- with the much anticipated Arkham City still on its way -- that it ain't easy to come up with fresh scenarios in which to place the Dark Knight Detective. So the upcoming Gotham City Impostors online game doesn't even try. Instead it offers an altogether different spin: you play some everyday guy who's obsessed with Batman or the Joker and who dresses up like them in an effort to wreak havoc or bring justice upon their city. The game's due out next year. But in the mean time you can watch a new animated short that's based on it. It gives a taste of what's in store for you should you choose to become an Impostor. Check it out after the jump.
Here are the official details on the game...
Gotham City has gone insane! Batman is up to his pointy ears in unwanted "helpers" determined to dish out their own bloodthirsty brand of vigilante justice in his name (and image). Meanwhile, a small army of self-appointed junior Jokerz has turned the streets of Gotham into a barmy battlefield of bullets, bodies, and bear traps.
More customization than you can shake a shotgun at
Packing more customization than you can shake a shotgun at, you get to choose the guns, gadgets and even the hairdos that fit your personality and play style. It doesn't matter if you want to be a mighty muscleman on roller skates with a hunting bow or a lithe lassie packing a homebrew rocket launcher and glider wings, Gotham City Impostors does not have rigid character classes and lets you play the way you want.
1000 levels of player advancement overflowing with upgrades and unlocks
A robust level up system lets you unlock all the items required to make your impostor as crazy as you desire. Whether you prefer to develop your impostor by proving your prowess in solo challenges designed to test your skills and reflexes or by battling your way to the top of the scoreboard in several delightfully over-the-top multiplayer modes, there's a surefire way for you to realize your preposterous potential!
Available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
Gotham City Impostors will be available for download on the PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE in 2012. So get that trigger finger nice and itchy, smear on some clown makeup or don your homemade cowl, because it's time to take Gotham!
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