Gotham By Gaslight Video Shows Canceled Elseworlds Batman Game

By Spencer . February 27, 2012 . 12:37pm

Day 1 Studios, the developer behind of F.3.A.R. and Fracture, was also working on a video game starring Batman. Their vision was to use the one-shot comic Gotham by Gaslight as the source material. Set at the end of the 19th century, Gotham by Gaslight follows the Dark Knight as he tracks down Jack the Ripper. Concept art for the game revealed Gotham by Gaslight’s steampunk vibe.


Now, we have a better look at what Gotham by Gaslight would have been like thanks to an animation prototype video from a source at Day 1 Studios.


Gotham by Gaslight was developed as a pitch for PS3 and Xbox 360 between 2009 and 2010. The game was designed with a foggy world for Batman to explore and he would have the ability to see in the dark. Day 1 Studios tried to work with THQ to publish the game, but after an unsuccessful pitch Gotham by Gaslight was canned.

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  • Killerclown22

    But arkham asylum came out before this, and asylum is the prequel to city, it plays very alike so

    • Killerclown22

      Actually Arkham City is alot like asylum but evolved, it is the sequel to asylum, and asylum came out in 2009.

  • WHY WASN’T THIS MADE!!!!!  the physics of the cape are phenomenal.  i also loved the mario jump.  i like the way he drops his left shoulder when he walks like he’s ready to kick ass at any moment.  batman vs jack the ripper – just shut up and take my money!

  • Testsubject909

    Soooooo… More depression material huh? I don’t see news of it that often, but I’m starting to get sadly used to seeing good concepts for games being canned in the alpha or beta stage. And that’s not something I enjoy the thought of becoming accustomed to.

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