In its early stages, Gotham City Impostors seemed like a foolish idea. Batman: Arkham City was just released, stunning visuals, gameplay, and all, and then out of nowhere, a first-person Batman shooter is announced. Fast forward to today, and it seems as though Monolith is the last one laughing. Not only is Gotham City Impostors a worthy first-person shooter, it's an outstanding addition to the Batman franchise.
To thank fans for their support in the beta and launch, the first actual set of DLC for the arcade game will be free. As you may know, over $220 of content is already available for the game, but it merely consists of outfits for your in-game character. According to Monolith, the DLC will add several new goodies, which are highlighted below:
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 add-on is expected to drop next month for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.