The ESRB has revealed that THQ will be publishing futuristic FPS Nexuiz.
The game, which is described by the ratings board as “a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of futuristic soldiers who battle alien factions”, is a remake of 2005′s open source shooter of the same name.
The game, currently in development at Illfonic, uses Crytek’s CryEngine 3 and had originally been due to arrive on XBLA, PSN and Steam last summer.
In it, “players use machine guns, laser blasters, and rocket launchers to kill humanoid robots and aliens. Enemies collapse to the ground and disappear when defeated; points are awarded for higher kill counts.”
But don’t expect a serious futuristic shooter. By the sound of the description, Nexuiz appears to be a comedic take on the genre.
“When activated, one customization mode-a “cartoony” icon (called Farty Poopy) of an animal dropping appears-causes players’ weapons to emit flatulence sounds,” continues the ESRB’s description. “As the game progresses, players can achieve the rank of “Bad A*s.”
Earlier this week, THQ Core Games boss Danny Bilson said that the publisher would be announcing a game “around December”.
This is probably it.
Expect more info on Nexuiz during tomorrow night’s VGAs.
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