Gotham City Impostors Promises A Big, Free Update In March

I'm not sure whoever's writing up these notes is properly classifying what's to come from Gotham City Impostors, the downloadable shooter that released this week. "In March, we're going to release our very first DLC for the low, low price of FREE," they say. Considering one of the features is the ability to mute other players, we're talking a title update, because if that truly was DLC, the fit thrown would definitely be unmutable.

Whatever the case, none of this costs anything to the player. That means they don't have to earn in-game currency for it, either, as is the case with the load of costume alternates dumped on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store earlier this week. So what madness is coming in March? Here's the scoop, per developer Monolith Productions.

  • A BRAND NEW MAP: The 25th Floor of the Gotham Times building is about to be your playground for destruction! (Just make sure not to fall of the edge.)
  • JOIN-IN-PROGRESS: Players can now join a match, even after it has started!
  • MATCHMAKING FIXES: Matchmaking has been totally revamped! Those errors you remember? They're a thing of the past. Gone. Finito.
  • NEW WEAPONS: The Falcon Blade (a bullet-blocking katana worthy of warfare in Gotham) and the Kingmaker (a quick-draw pistol that can humble even the mightiest of Mighties) are available for you to unlock!
  • A NEW SUPPORT ITEM: Toxic Gas! Leave a cloud of nigh-invisible noxious vapors in your wake, that will impair and damage those foolish enough to follow you.
  • A MULTITUDE OF NEW COSTUME CHOICES: In addition to the myriad of costume items already available, we're letting you dress up like a luchador, a corporate schlub gone mad, and so much more!
  • NEW FUN FACT: The new Nimble Fingers Fun Fact will let you capture Gasblasters faster, and attach/detach batters quicker. The team's clutch player? Yeah, that's you.
  • MUTE EARLY, MUTE OFTEN: Ever wanted to squelch that guy blasting techno in the pre-game lobby? Now you can! Easy peezy, lemon squeezy.

The Next Chapter of Impostors, Yours for Free [Gotham City Impostors]


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    The thought of having to pay for "MATCHMAKING FIXES" repulses me. It had better be free.

      how can you say it better be free when clearly it states FREE in the description. read before you comment

        Whislt it is stated it's free, often companies will say free initially and prior to release, charge something.
        Thnk before you comment

    Are there any Australians who has played this game that can give me some insight on the matchmaking lag?

      It was fine when I was playing alone, and it was fine 90% of the time when I was playing with 2 of my American friends.

      On pc in Australia I can say it takes around 30 - 45 minutes to even find a game. Totally unacceptable.

      I've been playing on PS3 and the connection quality is great when you find a match. Usually takes about 5 minutes to find a match in the first place.

      Here's my impressions from the beta. I freaking love it!:
      http://bitmob.com/articles/gotham-city-impostors-beta-impressions-ps3-soar-like-a-chubby-eagle

    Charging for a free to play game is what Warner Bro's is trying to do, completely defeating the purpose of free to play. The game appears to been designed to be a free to play game from the outset, the slow ranking designed to encourage buying boosters or just buying the item are all stuff employed by ftp games since its free to play and the developers need to make money some how, but you are paying 15 dollars for it up front. I recommend, to wait it out as if the game fails to sell they will switch to free to play right away since the game already works for it.

    All I know is the Beta was hideous - I tried several different times to get into a match to no avail - it's put me off bothering with it any further.

    When you get a game, it is amazing. It's as much fun as TF2 was at its peak.
    However, it takes forever to get into a match, and if the host quits, it's game over.
    The introduction of dedicated servers in march should fix these issues.

      The issue being that it should have released with dedicated servers. If this was the case, I would've purchased it in a heartbeat... however I'm entirely against matchmaking FPS games.

    Is the big free update to balance out all the tiny expensive DLC?

    Balance issues in the beta still exist despite the forums being FULL of people pointing out those issues during the beta, they still haven't fixed the issue of B team colours easily blending in with walls of maps whilst the J's stick out like crazy. The gameplay still feels like CoD (which is fine...if it was CoD) instead of being different and fun. This game is basically a diet coke TF2, if that diet coke was flat, already opened and somebody had spat in it.

    Then again, after seeing the dev responses on the beta forums it's not surprising. From day one they made it pretty clear that they didn't care about any gameplay feedback. They just wanted people to stress test servers.

      We get it, you prefer gritty space shooters with shitty plot and all 'serious' with a bland colour pallette. You also don't like having it spoilt for you, we know, we know.

        TF2 is my most played game...

          Between PC and consoles that is, handheld it's Pokemon Blue.

    I still cant get my head around the concept behind this game...

    AVOID this game like the plague. Even if they fixed match making, If you're playing from the Oceanix region, no dedicated servers means your ping will kill you every single time. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

      No matter what my ping was in games, I always ended up on the top 3 in 95% of my games.

    I got this on Steam last week. I want my f**king money back. I've had 2 games in the whole time I've had it, and both games had the worst ping of all time, and were ended basically by people leaving. The matchmaking system is AWFUL. I give up after 5-10 minutes of searching, and if it takes longer than that to find a match then that's just plain crap. Did I also mentions it runs off GFWL? My computer feels dirty having that wretched client software on it. Oh, and after you pay $15 for the game, you can spend more money on 'premium' items! Yay!

    I've heard the PSN and XBL versions aren't so bad, and I was tempted by the PS3 version, but after this debacle, not a chance.

      Thanks for the tip-off. When I saw it I thought it looked pretty cool - a fun twist on TF2. Now I think I'll stay away.

    This game is really gay

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