The hectic platform shooter that originally began as a Global Game Jam project in 2013 will finally see an official release on May 18th. Developer Tiny Horse Games said Mimic Arena
is "inspired by fast-paced shooters like Unreal Tournament
First time hearing of it? Here's the full scoop:
Mimic Arena is a local-multiplayer platform shooter with a twist. Up to four players are pitted against one another in a high energy, hectic battlefield that will test even the most seasoned gamers’ reflexes. Thankfully you will have some backup: your past self! Everything the player does, wherever they go, every shot fired; is recorded and then played back again as a Mimic. When your character is destroyed, these clones automatically spawn to fight alongside you. Your Mimics will provide useful distractions, supporting fire, and allow more advanced players to utilize strategies like zoning and coordinated attacks.
Throughout the battle, players and Mimics will be able to equip themselves with an assortment of weapons - such as Reflective Disks that can deflect projectiles, or the terrain-piercing Phase Beam, which cuts through platforms and all players attempting to take cover. With the right weapon, these clones can prove to be a dependable ally or a troublesome enemy. Control your shots for precision and efficiency, or let them fly wild and embrace the bullet storm that is bound to ensue.
The gameplay can be seen below:
Mimic Arena launches May 18th on Xbox One as a part of the ID@Xbox program. Try not to blame your team, though - after all, they're just past versions of you.