EA claws its way to the top of the food chain with its newest original IP for Xbox Live Arcade. This multiplayer title casts players into the role of wild animals and immerses them into a head-to-head battle in an unpredictable environment where they fight to become the dominant species. Wildlife: Forest Survival is slated to launch in spring 2011.
Jon Dean, Executive Producer at EA's Salt Lake Studio was quoted saying:
“Wildlife: Forest Survival gives players the unique perspective of seeing the world through the eyes of an animal in the wild. Experiencing the rush of pitting animals against each other, learning about the laws of nature, and feeling the thrill of the hunt, chase and kill is sure to make for a game that showcases survival of the fittest at its best.”Players will progress through a treacherous forest setting selecting from one of four animals and tapping into their selected strengths in order to annihilate their prey and escape predators. Head-to-head multiplayer arena battles pit up to 12 players against each other in the ultimate fight for survival. Each animal comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, so players must make their selection carefully. The rabbit relies on his quickness and "Sense Danger" ability to make a quick getaway from his pursuers, the fox uses its cunning to employ its "Sneak Pounce" ability and stun unsuspecting prey, the hawk soars above the forest and calculates the perfect timing to execute its "Dive Bomb" strike, and the gator dominates aquatic environments by moving swiftly through the water with its powerful jaws, but is challenged with slower speed on land.
Eight unique maps will give players the ability to explore, hide out, or dominate their opponents. From lush greenery to high trees, from inviting bodies of water to jagged rock formations, each level plays to one of the animals' strengths while players battle to survive.