Canceled 'Gotham by Gaslight' revealed by UI artist

By Xav de Matos, Jan 13, 2012 6:15pm PST

Art for a Batman game pitched to THQ about two years ago has surfaced, featuring the Dark Knight in a steampunk-like universe inspired by an Elseworlds comic published in 1989.

The art features a logo for the game, entitled Gotham by Gaslight, along with a controller screen pointing to shooter-style features as well as the ability for Batman to go into "slowmo."

Controls indicate Gotham by Gaslight was a shooter

Artist Julie Farrell posted UI concept art on her blog for the Xbox 360-based title. Introducing the images, she wrote:

This was a game I was really looking forward to working on. Unfortunately it was just a pitch. I had a blast creating the menus for this game, as steampunk is really quite unique, interesting and something I love to design. I created the bat logo from scratch and used a variety of different clockwork pieces and other metal pieces to construct it.

Gotham by Gaslight was a comic published in 1989, featuring Bruce Wayne taking the mantle as The Batman in 1889 following his return to Gotham from Europe. In the one-shot, Wayne is framed as the notorious Jack the Ripper and sentenced to hang and investigates the identity of the real Ripper from his prison cell.

[via Joystiq]

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