Think of it as Team Fortress meets Batman: Arkham Asylum. Gotham City Imposters, in development by Monolith Products for the computer Playstation Network and Xbox Live, will have players taking each other out as Batman and Joker-themed criminals and vigilantes.
No date or price has yet been set for the game which will be published by Warner Bros Interactive, the same publisher behind Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
The notion of a multiplayer Batman was often nixed by the publisher, we were told during a morning briefing in Santa Monica, because the theory was that everyone playing a multiplayer Batman game would want to play as the cowled hero. So in Gotham City Impostors no one plays as him.
Instead players will play on either the side of the Batz or the Jokerz as they game their way through a variety of online only, multiplayer only modes.