E3 2009 Screens: Dark Void (PS3/360/PC)

Developer: Airtight Studios
Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: TBD
Genre: Action/Adventure

Dark Void is a sci-fi action-adventure game that combines an adrenaline-fuelled blend of aerial and ground-pounding combat. Set in a parallel universe called “The Void,” players take on the role of Will, a pilot dropped into incredible circumstances within the mysterious Void. This unlikely hero soon finds himself swept into a desperate struggle for survival, joining forces with a rebel human group called The Survivors. Trapped in the Void, these resistance fighters are battling to hold off a mysterious alien race that plans to threaten Earth.

Dark Void’s unique combination of jetpack-booster aerial dog fighting and third-person combat creates a thrilling new gameplay dynamic to the third-person shooter experience. Taking 3D action to a whole new level, Dark Void’s unique vertical combat system allows players to dangle from thousand foot drops as they take cover and hurl enemies to their doom, bringing a whole new sense of tension and thrill to the player. Will is also equipped with a powerful rocket pack which allows for fierce in-air combat, hurtling through the Void at blistering speeds while shooting down anything that gets in his path.

Key features
Features
“¢ Sci-Fi action/adventure combines aerial and on-foot combat for a totally unique third-person shooter experience
“¢ Will’s jetpack delives total freedom of movement allowing players to race against UFOs in high-speed chases and rain death from above onto unsuspecting otherworldly foes
“¢ Speed and scale unmatched by any other action title: send Will zipping through tight corridors and then out into immense canyons and futuristic geoscapes
“¢ Gravity-defying vertical combat system, where moving up is the only way to bring your enemies down
“¢ Seemless transition between jetpack flight, ship-to-ship dog fighting and third-person shoot-“Ëœem-up action all exists within the same level – not broken up into different “areas”
“¢ Unique grip system that allows the players to scale walls by jumping from surface to surface and hijack UFO’s while in mid-air
“¢ Huge bosses that require fast reflexes and aerial barnstorming manoeuvres to defeat
“¢ Developed by Airtight Studios, a new group featuring team members from the Crimson Skies series of video games

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