When we mentioned this upcoming Batman and Joker themed first-person shooter before, it’s befuddling yet fun concept had us intrigued. With this trailer for Gotham City Imposters, debuted at E3, we’re still interested but still kind of confused. The game looks fun, that’s for sure. Everyone loves a FPS where you team up to destroy your friends, isn’t that the key to HALO and Call of Duty’s longevity? But why theme it with the super hero most closely associated with hating guns?
In this first trailer we learn more about the members of the Bats and Jokerz. These average Gotham citizens are inspired to take to the streets in an all out gang war, choosing sides and of course, a matching wardrobe.
Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers will create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons.
All right, the premise is a little weak. And, I’ll admit having gangs inspired by Batman riddling enemies with bullets is really bizarre. Calling themselves the Red Hoods makes more sense, but that doesn’t have the name recognition the game creators are banking on. Honestly, this looks like a solid Jokerz game, and maybe it should be played that way if you have issue with the Bats using lethal weaponry.
Watch the trailer and give us your thoughts. Gonna give Gotham City Imposters a shot when it becomes available for download on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2012 or skip it, you like your Batman original rather than extra crispy.