Nik Nak Studios’ GTA 2 Inspired Geneshift Coming to PC Next Week (VIDEO)
In the current day and age, vast open world titles seem to be all the rage. They allow players to explore gigantic maps at their leisure, engage with a plethora of NPCs, and enjoy a game at their own pace. Or, if one is lucky enough, they can garner the outrage of an entire village just by even looking at a chicken. With that being said, it’s always nice to see when developers make something on a smaller scale, and from a different perspective. That brings us to the top-down shooter Geneshift, which draws some inspiration from Grand Theft Auto 2 and before. Here’s the gameplay trailer for the upcoming title:
After a staggering eight years in development, Nik Nak Studios announced that Geneshift will be coming to PC via Steam next week. To be exact, the game will be going live in early access on May 23. For those not in the know, “Geneshift is a top-down shooter bursting with brutal gunplay and insane vehicle action. Unlock mutant skills and outplay friends in tactical online combat. Then play the co-op campaign to discover unlocks, battle zombies, and as always – save the world.” Here’s everything the game has to offer:
- 5v5 Multiplayer Combat
Battle in game modes such as Capture the Flag, Checkpoint Racing and Zombie Survival.
- 4 Player Co-op Campaign
Play the story solo or with friends online, and save the world from a mysterious outbreak.
- Insane Vehicle Action
Ride with allies to do drive-by shootings, detonate car bombs and capture key objectives.
- Over 30 Tactical Skills
Create complex skill builds as you gain experience and permanently level up your mutant.
- Secret Base Building
Place hidden chemicals to gain secret benefits, like spying on enemies and teleportation.
- Competitive Servers
Earn ranks in competitive servers that balance teams with a unique ELO rating system.
- Leaderboards & Difficulties
Replay the campaign in 4 difficulty levels and set high scores on various leaderboards.
- User Generated Maps
Create maps in the editor and unlock sexy cosmetics whenever your maps are played.
If players pick up the title within the first week of launch, they will get it for the low price of $8. For those that wait until after that, it will cost $10. What say you, gamers? Will you be diving into the top-down world of Geneshift when it releases next week? Do you enjoy this type of game, or does being on the ground sound more appealing? Drop those thoughts in the comments section below, and don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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