A few days ago, Dryden posted a video of Gotham City Imposters, an upcoming FPS from Monolith Productions. After doing a little peeking around, the game does look like, put rather subtlety, a whimsical jaunt through the flowering fields of ridiculousness. Presumably set in a world in which the government has spiked our drinking water with LSD (fluoride is such a bore), Gotham City Imposters tasks you and your ragtag group of weirdos with waging bloody battle - using an array of guns, blades, and explosives, naturally - against your human-controlled, equally weird adversaries. Why? Because the call of superherodom/supervillany compels you, and presumably everyone is so loaded that they may as well be playing three-dimensional chess with their dead grandmothers. Gotham City Imposters is primarily a multiplayer affair - up to to twelve people can play at once - with "solo challenges designed to test your skills and reflexes" added in to get you better acquainted with gameplay, according to the site. As the above video shows, the game prides itself on letting the player create his or her ideal sort-of-hero. From the Gotham City Imposters site:
Packing more customization than you can shake a shotgun at, you get to choose the guns, gadgets and even the hairdos that fit your personality and play style. It doesn't matter if you want to be a mighty muscleman on roller skates with a hunting bow or a lithe lassie packing a homebrew rocket launcher and glider wings, Gotham City Impostors does not have rigid character classes and lets you play the way you want.
For those intrigued by the game, the company is currently offering beta registrations for Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, with the creation of a free account. I couldn't find a solid date for the beta's release, but one would think that if Monolith is taking registrations, it should be coming up soon.