Let’s face it: we’ve all wanted to be superheroes. At one point or another, we’ve all fantasized about dressing in flashy outfits and going out into the night to fight crime. That’s why Gotham City Impostors is such a cool concept for a game, because it’s essentially letting players do just that. You can play as either a hero on “Team Batz”, or as a psychotic villain on “Team Jokerz,” and an engage in crazy multiplayer mayhem.
It sounds like pure chaotic fun, very reminiscent of Team Fortress 2, and something anyone can pick up and enjoy. But what will inevitably add to the entertainment value is the sheer amount of customization that can go into your character and team.
At Gamescom this year, the associate producer of Gotham City Impostors, one Lucas Meyers, talked at length about the level of customization that players have when it comes to their characters in the game.
See for yourself by watching the Gotham City Impostors video below.
While we already know that there are a ton of items for players to use, it turns out that you may actually be able to combine multiple items together. Meyers didn’t explicitly give any details to that effect – though he say “weapons” (so the reference could apply to combat customization as well). That said, he did explain that you can unlock new weapons and items via levelling up in the game, and that players can mix and match items to their liking.
Meyers also said that costumes are completely up to the player. The cowls, the capes, the face paint, everything is entirely customizable. Players can also move throughout the levels according to their tastes as well, using items such as roller skates, gliders, grappling hooks, etc.
Another new item that the player can customize is the calling card. Whenever players kill an opponent in a match, their calling card will pop on their screen, letting enemies know who just killed them. As gamers play through the title and gain levels, they can customize the card with various designs, symbols, and catchphrases. Meyers explained that they wanted to let the art designers go nuts with the concept, and they made wild designs like wolves vomiting rainbows. No, seriously, wolves vomiting rainbows. You can’t make something like that up.
If you’re interested in Gotham City Impostors, the sign-ups for the closed beta may still be going on, as the beta officially starts in September. Will you be playing as the newest Dark Knight? Or as the latest face-paint wearing nut to enter Gotham?
Gotham City Impostors is to be released in early 2012 on Xbox Live and PSN.