Swarm Coming to XBLA in 2011

By Jonathan Barnes, 6 years ago
In a joint press release issued today, UTV Ignition and Hothead Games have announced that their downloadable title Swarm will be coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade (as well as PSN) in 2011.

For those unfamiliar with the details of the title, here's the quick description from the press release:

Swarm lets players take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle of survival. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives.

Swarm is the first game to feature mass character control, where you move all 50 Swarmites at once. Steer your swarm through the game and they naturally flock and flow around obstacles. Creatively combine swarm moves to work your way through a relentlessly dangerous and hilariously brutal environment. Compete against your friends to get the high score by deftly moving through the world and cleverly solving puzzles the game throws your way.
If that doesn't pique your curiosity, here's the video from the gameplay demo that Hothead featured at PAX:

More information about Swarm is available on the game's site. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB.

Over the past few years, Hothead has become synonymous with high quality XBLA titles, having developed DeathSpank and http://www.trueachievements.com/Penny-Arcade-Episode-1-....htm so Swarm might be worth keeping an eye on.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.