With E3 within touching distance, we are now all preparing for a deluge of game announcements, leaks, and exclusives. Killer Instinct developer, Iron Galaxy, is getting the jump on nearly everyone else by announcing their new title, Extinction, early. Though not one of the most famous game developers around, Iron Galaxy are one of the more prolific having had a hand in over 20 games over the last 4 years. The Chicago-based developer is best known for its work on seasons 2 & 3 of Killer Instinct and its original games Wreckateer, Divekick, and Videoball. Extinction is a big leap forward over the extremely indie flavour of their previous original IPs, with the game going for a decidedly epic feel and more ambitious in every way. Here is the official description for the game as well as a cinematic trailer –
As far back as anyone can remember, humanity has been at war with itself. For generations, kingdoms have fought amongst themselves while the real threat loomed in the distance. Legend calls them the Ravenii, encroaching armies of bloodthirsty monsters standing 150 feet tall that once threatened to destroy humankind. Now the threat has returned, and only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating the ogres. You are one of the world’s last Sentinels, a soldier named Avil equipped with the skills to battle the endless wave of Ravenii.
Fight massive brutes and their minions across a sprawling countryside, defending cities and rescuing refugees torn from their homes. Swiftly define your strategy as hordes attack from the ground and air. Use the dynamic skill-based combat system to your advantage, tactically disarming and dismembering enemies to go in for the kill. This is no longer a war. It is an annihilation. And you are all that stands between humanity…and extinction.
Extinction will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018.