Gotham by Gaslight Cancelled Batman game footage shows up

Footage has surfaced of a cancelled Batman game based on the Gotham by Gaslight alternative universe comic, which shows the potential of the unfortunately axed title.

Footage has surfaced of a cancelled Batman game based on the Gotham by Gaslight alternative universe comic, which shows the potential of the unfortunately axed title.

 
Day 1 Studios, which made F.E.A.R., Fracture and MechAssault, pitched a game featuring the Caped Crusader to THQ, but the publisher was not impressed, forcing the studio to put a premature end to what could have been an interesting game.
 
The setting is based on the one-shot comic Gotham by Gaslight, where Batman tries to hunt down Jack the Ripper in 1889. There's no time travel involved, and all the usual cast, including Gordon and the Joker, are there, but the time period changes everything.
 
Gotham by Gaslight Cancelled Batman game footage shows up
 
With such an interesting setting and story, all that was needed was good gameplay. The demo released by a Day 1 Studios source to Siliconera shows that it had some potential in this area too. While we don't get to see the Dark Knight in combat, we do get to see some nice lighting and cloak effects.
 
The world is dark and moody, everything you'd expect from Gotham, but even moreso when set in the Victorian styling of the late 19th Century. Perhaps the only big failing of the demo is seeing Batman leap several stories into the air to land on top of a building. This ruins some of the atmosphere and we would have rather seen him use a rope or similar device.
 
 
Source: Siliconera