Focus Home Interactive has officially announced Obscure, a new 2.5D side-scrolling action title set to hit Xbox Live later this spring. Set in the same universe as 2005 survival-horror title, ObsCure, and its 2007 sequel, players will find themselves taking on the role of four students who must slash, bash and blast their way through hordes of gruesome monstrosities. Casting aside the doom-and-gloom atmosphere of its namesake, Obscure touts highly-stylized, blood-drenched animation, caustic humor and arcade action that emphasizes combos and chain attacks in order to multiply your score and rack up points.
Each playable student-character comes with their own unique skills and abilities, enabling you to tackle each non-linear level and grotesquery in a variety of ways. Along the way players will complete objectives, discover new weapons and encounter a bestiary of horrors; earning experience to level up their characters by excelling above the score goals, which can then be spent on more abilities, skills and weapons. At any time players will also be able to backtrack through completed levels, bringing along their newfound prowess and unlocked arsenal in an effort to best their old scores.
A vital part of any high school experience, Obscure aims to deliver on a robust social feature set. Up to 4-player cooperative multiplayer, online and local, means players can split up to more quickly complete their objectives or band together to increase the odds of survival.
Obscure is being developed by Mighty Rocket Studio, an independent developer comprised of some of the original ObsCure development team. To see the angsty teenage gorefest in action, hit the jump for the official teaser trailer.
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So, Realms of Ancient War recently launched on Xbox Live Arcade. To celebrate, Focus Home Interactive decided to present us with this …
A while back we posted a trailer for a new XBLA dungeon crawler, Realms of Ancient War, but there’s not been much more information on the game. Until now that is, for Wizarbox and Focus Home Interactive have this week unveiled some new screenshots and revealed a little bit of the intriguing storyline:
This heroic-fantasy hack ‘n’ slash takes you on a continent ravaged by a war that raged ten years earlier. The four Kingdoms of Men, Elves and Dwarves lay in ruins, preyed on by raiders and looters. In this chaos, a new, unknown threat is looming… To discover its true nature, the kingdoms sent detachments to investigate, a dangerous mission from which no one returned. But what about you? You, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time…
Realms of Ancient War, or RAW as it is helpfully shortened to, will allow you to play as a powerful Warrior, a dark Sorcerer or a Rogue master of stealth, either alone or with a friend in 2-player co-op. RAW is set to hit XBLA sometime in 2012. Head over the page to view those gorgeous screenshots.
Rotastic was developed by Dancing Dots and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released September 21, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.
Action-puzzler Rotastic has been teasing us for a while with hilarious pictures and a steady stream of multiplayer info. The only controls in the game are the A button and the bumpers, which are just enough to let you grab on to pivots and change the direction you’re spinning. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll take to the skies to gather up crystals, evade monsters, battle enemies, flick switches, explode birds, and collect helmets made of progressively more expensive rocks. So what did we think after completing the 60-some levels and playing a bunch of the multiplayer? Read on!
With a simple gameplay hook, great style and presentation, Rotastic has a lot going for it through its simplicity. The launch trailer seen above shows off the crux of …
Dancing Dots has released new screenshots of it’s upcoming action-puzzle game Rotastic showcasing the game’s multiplayer. The game’s Deathmatch Mode pits you against three friends as you attempt to swing around and slice the ropes of your opponents sending them falling to their digital death. Read on for details on the other multiplayer modes and five new screenshots of the frantic multiplayer action!
Focus Home Interactive and Dancing Dots have announced that their action-puzzle game Rotastic will be making its XBLA debut on September 21. In exchange for 800 Microsoft Points, players get access to nearly 70 levels of single-player action, as well as four-player local multiplayer. In anticipation of Rotastic‘s release, enjoy four new screenshots after the jump and the most recent trailer for the game here.
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