The latest issue of Game Informer has details on 3D Realms' Earth No More
, likely one of their two "big announcements
" expected within the next six months. The title is being developed for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Recoil Gamers, reportedly made up of former Max Payne
developers.Earth No More
centers around a New Englander caught in the middle of an outbreak in a town surrounded by poison, terraforming vines -- it may sound a lot like War of the Worlds
, but these vines are (gasp!) part of a man-made catastrophe!
The game will play out without cutscenes, à la Half-Life 2
, and the article (via CVG
) claims that human interaction will be the focus of the title, "with a conversation mechanic said to rival that of Mass Effect
." Bit of a bold statement, given that BioWare's
RPG is still not finalized (or dated, for that matter). There will also be online co-op.Earth No More
is tentatively set for a 2009, or 12 A.D. (i.e. A
fter Duke Nukem Forever
was announced), release.