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
might be worth keeping an eye on.