ValuSoft, a division of THQ inc., were grand prize winners in the "$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest," for the mod titled The Haunted
. The contest awarded money for the best and most innovative game mods for Unreal Tournament 3
on PC using the Unreal Engine. ValuSoft is taking that mod and turning it into a full fledged XBLA with The Haunted: Hell's Reach
. The game will feature the Unreal Engine, but is unclear if the game will play like UT3 since its beginnings were that of a UT3 mod, or an entirely new game altogether. ValuSoft states the game will be ideal for horror enthusiasts and hardcore gamers alike.
In The Haunted: Hell's Reach
, you do battle against the minions of hell with a "huge arsenal of deadly weapons and melee combat". Here's a list of the ambitious features being included:
-Rich blend of combat and action/adventure, set in eerily dark environmentsThe Haunted: Hell's Reach
-Intense gameplay and rich multiplayer modes
-30 stages spread over eight terrifying locations;
-More than 20 enemies;
-Four Human playable characters;
-Masses of upgradable weaponry: the knife upgrades to a chainsaw, witch hammer and glaive;
-Six secret weapons on each level;
-Four exhilarating and distinct game modes: Survival, Cooperative, Battle and Demonizer;
-Level events such as meteor showers and lightening storms affect game play;
-Restore your health and respawn your comrades by destroying the soul stones.
is set for sometime in 2012, at an unspecified price, but we can probably expect it to be 1200 MSP to rival that of the PC price point.