TikGames and Valcon LLC have revealed that they will be publishing a new hybrid first-person shooter / arcade game on XBLA. Developed by WXP Games, Xotic
is set in a bright and colourful "bio-organic environment" where players have to do more than just killing enemies if they want a spot at the top of the leaderboards:
Players can compare their shooter skills with their friends’ on the leaderboards as they rack up chain combos by shooting targets like the life-choking Scab plants around each level, picking up Orb Essence, and, yes, blasting enemies. Balancing all of these elements while attaining the best time in each level is the key to becoming the top scorer. In their quest to become number one, players will also earn experience points that they can use to upgrade their skills and weapons and can pick up power-ups around each level.
Here are a handful of screenshots:Xotic
is due to be released in the summer of 2011. A price is yet to be confirmed.