"Are you seeing this, General? - My people are all dead! What the hell did you lead us into here?" - Major Kane.
Mastiff and Renegade Kid, the two studios behind the upcoming DS sci-fi title Moon, have announced a partnership with writers James McDonough and Adam Patyk (Hellboy, Transformers and much more), of "THE ENEMY", to "turn the dark and twisted storyline into something even more ominous."
"Working on Moon has been an absolute blast," says Patyk. "The fantastic gameplay and striking graphics are some of the first things you notice about the game, and that played a big role in why we were so excited when Mastiff asked us to get involved in helping to refine the characters and story for Moon."
The story takes place on the cold lunar surface of the moon in the year 2058, and puts you in the position of Major Kane of the Extra Terrestrial Encounter Organization, which has been summoned to the newly established Lunar Base Alpha to investigate a sealed hatch embedded in the planet's surface. Your mission briefing is interrupted when a hostile force sweeps through the base, annihilating everything and everyone in its path (but of course). Now it's up to you to enter the hatch and find out the truth of what lies below the surface.
"Without the preconceived notions of an existing franchise, working on Moon gave an opportunity for everyone involved in the game's production to really work from the ground up and modify characters' roles and motivations to best serve the story and produce the most entertaining final product," Patyk added.
"We are definitely excited to have had the opportunity to work with creative minds at THE ENEMY," said Bill Swartz, Head Woof (???) at Mastiff. "They have been an absolute pleasure to work with and we feel that players will truly appreciate Moon's rich character development anddeep storyline."
Moon is out November 18. The latest trailer is below; a new gameplay video is in the game's profile.