City Interactive has just announced that their FPS Alien Rage will be launching this fall. That's a bit vague for a launch only a few months away, but it's better than nothing. Coming to XBLA, PSN and PC, Alien Rage is sci-fi title about -- what else -- the control of a special energy resource named Promethium. This leads to inter-species temper tantrums, as explained in the game's newly released debut cinematic trailer.
There are a few key words said in the trailer that raise the hair on the back of my neck a little bit. First, there's the fact that the game is named Alien Rage, which sets up the game for a little bit of alien insanity. Second there's the fact that the enemy Vorus species has "gone underground." Underground is the last place I want to go. Third, that the humans lost the fight against them. These dudes sound like scary jerks.
That's the issue now, is this game supposed to be scary? It sounds like a rather horrifying plot -- having to go underground to figure out what's up with the Vorus, an overpowered space alien race, and then maybe blowing the asteroid up? Of course, an action title works too, but it doesn't make sense to me why the humans would lose but one man can win on his own.
Alien Rage comes to XBLA, PSN and PC this fall. Expect more information in the next couple of months.