announces Earth No More, an upcoming cross-platform game that will be revealed
in the July 2007 issue of Game Informer Magazine appearing in subscribers
mailboxes today and on newsstands later this week. Earth No More is in the works
at Recoil Games, founded by Samuli Syvahuoko formerly of Remedy, and the
announcement says the game is due in 2009, oddly deferring to the magazine for
this tidbit ("slated for 2009 according to the article"). The magazine piece
will offer an interview and screenshots (as well as a new Duke Nukem Forever
shot), but the story online is scant on details like genre, offering the
following bits of tid:
"The development team is specifically moving away
from what they call the 'lone hero,' while also avoiding a squad-based
direction." "'We're going to design almost every weapon in the game to where
it's going to have a sort of collaborative mode to it,' says Miller. One gun
called the Linker works like a reverse proton pack from Ghostbusters."
"The good guys aren't the only ones who can team up, however. Enemies are being
designed to complement each other's skills as well."
"The team is intricately analyzing how group dynamics work in movies like the
Alien, The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and 28 Days Later, hoping to
emulate that kind of tension in game form."
3D Realms concludes their
story on this promising another big announcement (unrelated to DNF) soon.