Developer Avalanche Studios has announced a new game called Renegade
Ops which will be published by Sega and
released as a downloadable title for Xbox Live, PSN and PC.
Built using the Avalanche Engine, the same graphics engine as used in Just Cause 2, the game will be an arcade
style top-down twin-stick shooter and will feature two-player
splitscreen and four-player online cooperative multiplayer modes. The story focuses on a mobile
commando unit trying to bring down an evil mastermind called Madman Inferno.
Speaking to Eurogamer
the senior producer, Andreas Thorsén, said that Avalanche started working
on Renegade Ops as soon as they
finished working on Just Cause 2:
finishing up Just Cause 2 and playing
around with the engine and we thought, what would happen if we moved the camera
up a bit to a top-down perspective?"
"A lot of
inspiration came from looking at Shadow
Complex and what they did to the Super
Metroid mechanics. We wanted to do something similar, using old school
mechanics created with the looks of today."
No definitive release
date has yet been given but the game is expected to arrive some time in the
Fall, with a trailer arriving in the next few weeks.