At some point, an Xbox 360 game based on the 1989 graphic novel Gotham By Gaslight, which put Batman in the Victorian England of 1889, was considered for development. Some UI screens were shown off by artist Julie Farrell.
"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." said .
Some of the screenshots give some hints about what the game would have featured, such as "Slo Mo". The overall configuration seems to indicate it had first person shooter-styled controls.
A Batman game where Bruce Wayne is convicted of being Jack the Ripper and sentenced to death, and must investigate the murders as Batman, is a high concept that might have made a fantastic game. One must wonder what killed it.
Gothic Batman title "Gotham By Gaslight" was considered, cancelled
15 January 2012 | By JonahFalcon