Today, Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games (makers of Alekhine’s Gun and, more recently, Troll and I) announced the action game Extinction, which is set to be previewed at E3 this year (Maximum will also be previewing Mark McMorris Infinite Air, Road Rage, and Loading Human: Chapter One at the event). Billed as a “thrilling, fast-paced” experience, Extinction puts players in the position of having to save humanity from the threat posed by an encroaching armies of bloodthirsty monsters known as Ravenii.
From the official description of the game:
As far back as anyone can remember, humanity has been at war with itself. For generations, kingdoms have fought amongst themselves while the real threat loomed in the distance. Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating the 150-foot-tall ogres and the armies that trail in their wake. You are one of the world’s last Sentinels, a soldier named Avil, equipped with the skills to battle the endless waves of Ravenii.
In Extinction, you’ll fight massive ogres and their minions across a sprawling countryside, defending cities and rescuing native villagers torn from their homes. Swiftly define your strategy as hordes attack from the ground and air. Use the dynamic skill-based combat system to tactically disarm and dismember enemies before going in for the kill.
“Extinction is absolutely relentless,” said Kraig Kujawa, Game Director at Iron Galaxy. “We’re really happy with the fast, fluid feel of the game and we’re looking forward to showing it behind closed doors at E3.”
“As the protagonist tasked with a huge undertaking—both in fighting enormous ogres and saving humans from disaster—each player’s experience will be varied, as the landscapes and battle situations are never identical,” said Derek Neal, Executive Producer at Maximum Games.
Watch the announcement trailer for Extinction below: