Hectic Arena Shooter From Alientrap Software
It seems as if almost every week we're reporting on another CryEngine 3-developed title being announced. It's a great marketing tool, of course, as it'll have all the aesthetically-inclined forumgoers drooling at the mouth. The latest addition to the rapidly growing roster is Alientrap Software's update to Nexuiz, which US ratings board, the ESRB, outed on their official site today, revealing THQ as the publisher. Set for PC, XBLA and the Playstation Network, Nexuiz has CryEngine 3 working overtime to crank out a Victorian-influenced aesthetic that is both "futuristic and sophisticated".
"This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of futuristic soldiers who battle alien factions," reads ESRB's report on Nexuiz. So far, so generic, then. But Nexuiz isn't looking to inspire originality in the industry; instead, Alientrap's shooter is all about hectic, chaotic arena-based shooting, with the most mobile and cunning of players reigning supreme.
Players use machine guns, laser blasters, and rocket launchers to kill humanoid robots and aliens. The frenetic battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain. Enemies collapse to the ground and disappear when defeated; points are awarded for higher kill counts.
Nexuiz is all set for a digital release on PC, XBLA and PSN, and it appears as if Alientrap have their tongues firmly placed in their cheeks, as the ESRB report also reveals a little comedy can be found whilst rattling clips from rifles. "When activated, one customization mode - a 'cartoony' icon (called Farty Poopy) of an animal dropping appears - causes players' weapons to emit flatulence sounds." You can also apparently attain the rank of "Bad Ass". [ESRB]