A Virus Named TOM Announced for XBLA

By Rebecca Smith, 7 years ago
Dr X was the brains behind the City of Tomorrow. Houses that clean themselves, teleporters and robot dogs are commonplace. Unfortunately, MegaTech fired Dr X as soon as the last chrome brick was laid, as an old scientist isn't really the best advert for the thoroughly modern City of Tomorrow. Even more unfortunately for MegaTech, DR X has one final invention that he has yet to reveal - a little virus called TOM.

A Virus Named TOM is an action-puzzler that will be heading to Xbox LIVE Arcade. Players must rearrange circuits to spread the virus, all whilst dodging anti-virus drones who are hell-bent on destroying you. The game supports co-operative play for up to four players, but when you tire of working with your friends, you can switch to battle mode. Here, you can take on your friends in the battle to find out who is the supreme virus. In the words of developer MisfitsAttic, "Go forth, infect, cause mayhem... destroy tomorrow, today!"

For those of you who can't view the trailer, here are a few screenshots instead:

Opening Cinematic

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Player Select screen


Upgrade screen


Opening Cinematic 2

A Virus Named TOM is due to be released in late 2011 or early 2012. A price is yet to be confirmed.
Credit for this story goes to HUstlinonradio
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.