ESRB reveals THQ’s new game is sci-fi FPS called ‘Nexuiz’

By on December 12, 2011

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The US ratings board the ESRB has outed THQ’s new project – it’s a sci-fi first-person shooter called ‘Nexuiz’.

Apparently, the game is a remake of Alientrap Software’s 2005 open source project, which happens to carry the same name. The new version is powered by Crytek’s CryEngine 3 – and being developed by Illfonic, with the depiction of an art direction “that is simultaneously futuristic and sophisticated.”

According to the ESRB, Nexuiz is a “first-person shooter in which players assume the role of futuristic soldiers who battle alien factions. Players use machine guns, laser blasters, and rocket launchers to kill humanoid robots and aliens. The frenetic battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain. Enemies collapse to the ground and disappear when defeated; points are awarded for higher kill counts.”

“When activated, one customization mode – a ‘cartoony’ icon (called Farty Poopy) of an animal dropping appears – causes players’ weapons to emit flatulence sounds. As the game progresses, players can achieve the rank of ‘Bad A*s’.”


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