God Mode - A Multiplayer and Co-Op XBLA Shooter That Takes You to 'Hell in a Toga'
Written Friday, December 21, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Atlus has announced God Mode, a shooter that riffs on ancient Greek mythology with a twist. Taking you to Hades, or as your 'spirit guide' calls it in the announcement trailer, "Hell in a toga", God Mode gives you an array of customisation options for tailoring your "worthless corpse", which you then take out into the arena for some frantic shooty action.
Featuring RPG elements and a dark sense of humour, God Mode casts you as a descendant of an ancient god who's turned mortal upon his family being banished from Mount Olympus. Cue a battle through the Maze of Hades in the underworld "to seek redemption and reclaim their place in the pantheon".
Boasting "non-linear gameplay, fast and frantic shooting, hordes of on-screen enemies, and stunning visuals," God Mode has a single-player mode, alongside online and offline LAN modes, co-op play for 1-4 players, and 11 different weapons to choose from. Each character also has a special upgradable ability fuelled by 'Rage', accumulated by racking up kills.
Players can choose from several different powers that fulfil either offensive, defensive or support roles, joined by a series of in-game modifiers known as Tests of Faith that alter gameplay on the fly. With options to customise your character, you'll earn gold and experience that can be used to unlock new weapons and new powerful abilities, both of which can be upgraded.
Check out the announcement trailer and screenshots for God Mode below. It'll be coming to XBLA in early 2013 for 800 Microsoft Points.