Rekoil Coming to XBLA

By Rebecca Smith, 3 years ago
Rekoil is Plastic Piranha's multiplayer first-person shooter powered by Unreal Engine 3. A pandemic has spread across the planet, creating two human classes. The "downtrodden" Minutemen have to battle against the oppressive Darkwater Inc. in order to survive. The developer has teamed up with publisher 505 Games to bring their brand of infantry-based combat to Xbox LIVE Arcade.

There will be no killstreaks, no gadgets and no "other unfair advantages". Although players will have a choice of five customizable classes, the key to success is the player's skill. The Assault class has an emphasis on the ability to move and deploy quickly, while the Heavy Gunner will, unsurprisingly, be more heavily-armed and dangerous. Recon is the third class to be confirmed while the other two remain a mystery for now. Here's just a small selection of the different customisable appearances.

Darkwater Inc.
Darkwater 1

Darkwater 2

Darkwater 3

Darkwater 4


Minutemen
Minutemen 1

Minutemen 2

Minutemen 3

Minutemen 4


Players will be able to choose from over 40 weapons from six different weapon types, as well as benefitting from the use of explosives. Assault rifles currently include the AK-47, M16, Famas, XM8, QBZ 95 and Steyr Aug.
Assault Rifle AK-47

Assault Rifle M16


The six SMGs include the UMP, P90, MP7, MP5, CPW and the AK 74U.
Sub Machine Gun P90

Sub Machine Gun UMP


Only five light machine guns are currently confirmed: SAW M249, M60, PKM, MINIMI and MG 36.
Light Machine Gun SAW M249

Light Machine Gun M60


The Striker, Spas 12, Sawed Off, Saiga 12 and M4 are the five shotguns promising to blast away opponents.
Shotgun Spas 12

Shotgun Striker


The Recon class will have a choice of the M110 SASS, M95, M24, Dragunov and AWSM with which to snipe targets from a distance.
Sniper Rifle M95

Sniper Rifle M110 SASS


If pistols are more your thing, there are three from which to choose: Colt, Berretta M4 and the Remington 51.
Pistol Berretta M4

Pistol Colt


Of course, this leaves at least ten unconfirmed weapons, so don't panic if your favourite weapon of choice is not included in the list! The game will launch with ten maps and the developer is currently working on ten game types to keep players occupied. Although the game has a mod focus while in closed beta on Steam Greenlight, it's currently unclear as to whether players will be able to create their own maps and game modes on the Xbox 360. These are the ten maps:

The Bridge
The Bridge


City Park
City Park


Prison
Prison


Refinery
Refinery


Riverside
Riverside


Sawmill
Sawmill


Slums
Slums


Streets
Streets


Subway
Subway


Warehouse
Warehouse


If you would like to see the game in action, take a look at this old teaser trailer featuring alpha gameplay footage. Bear in mind that the game has moved on since this trailer was created.



Rekoil is due to be released later this year.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.