It seems like such a long time ago now that we first brought you info on the forthcoming XBLA title Amy
. That was back around the time of E3, and we had a bunch of screenshots
for you to ponder over.
Seeing as this is the kind of game which piques interest, but ultimately becomes buried by the fast flowing stream of news from major retail titles, it seems apt to revisit the official recap from the aforementioned article.
The game takes place in December 2034 when the gradual effects of global warming have spread diseases and natural disasters around the world. Amid this bleak scenario, the small town of Silver City in the USA’s Midwest suffers a near cataclysmic incident when it is stuck by an unidentified ‘comet’ from outer space. When lead character Lana regains consciousness, her world has descended into mayhem. Violent outbursts, fury, rage, wreckage and death; the world she knew seems to have become a living hell. As if struck by a mysterious virus, most of the people she once knew have now become part of a wild horde. Despite her wounds, Lana must run as far as possible to escape this nightmare. The viral process has also begun inside her but she refuses to become one of them. The presence of Amy, an enigmatic eight-year-old autistic girl with strange powers, who seems defenseless, will force her to make choices that will change both their lives. Both Lana and Amy will have to trust and help each other to escape various pursuers who take the form of infected humans, grisly creatures, military Special Forces and even other survivors.
Fast forward to the present day and we can now bring you a trailer for the title, fresh out of Gamescom.
Interested? I know I am. I love the new cinematic direction some XBLA titles appear to be taking and the fresh new look with which developers are taking co-op gameplay. It seems to be a realisastion that co-op gameplay is something to work on and be proud of, not tack on with a listless sense of 'I guess we should'.
Expect to finally be able to dive into this fearsomely twisted title sometime in the fall of 2011.