505 Games Announces The Swarm
Written Wednesday, February 03, 2010 By Alan PettitView author's profile
505 Games today have announced a new post-apocalyptic third-person shooter set in Moscow after a devestating alien invasion. "The Swarm" will test your humanity as you struggle to choose whether to enhance your character with alien DNA to become stronger, or keep your humanity but remain weaker than the invaders for an increased challenge. Using the alien DNA can eventually lead to the growth of thick armor, claws and other visible upgrades as seen in the screenshots below. Without the upgrades, you will have access to a variety of ranged and melee weapons for use in your standard human capacity.
505 president Adam Kline describes The Swarm as "not your standard third-person shooter," claiming that "the game’s adaptive combat allows players to mold their characters, draw them into the alien takeover and force them to make tough decisions typically not found in other shooter games." Sounds good to me, but how can you really pass up all those advancements? Methinks an achievement for playing the game without using any alien upgrades is in the cards!
The Swarm is set to be an Xbox 360 exclusive, due out this May.
[Thanks to VladimirK for the heads up.]