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Continuing in the same style as The Club and Bulletstorm,
developer WXP Games announced a new title today for Xbox Live Arcade called
What they call a “hybrid” of the first person shooter and
arcade genres, the goal in Xotic isn’t a high kill count; it’s climbing your
way up the leaderboards with a high score.
Of course destroying enemies will help your cause; however
shooting targets around the map can keep your chain going, along with picking
up “Orb Essence,” and finishing levels with the best time. Power-ups are also
scattered around each map.
Experience junkies will be glad to know that playing nets
you XP, which can then be used to upgrade your character’s skills as well as
Aside from the FPS and arcade hybrid being similar to Bulletstorm,
the world they’ve created for Xotic is just as colorful, going against the standard
grey and brown tones that are popular with the modern shooter.
WXP Games has experience with non-traditional FPS games,
having worked on the Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball series for the last
generation of consoles. Also, anybody who has been to DisneyQuest would be
curious to know that WXP worked on the Cyberspace Mountain attraction.
While no specific date has been announced for Xotic,
publisher TikGames is planning for a summer release.