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Dark Void - PC, Xbox 360, PS3

by Steven Williamson on 7 December 2009, 12:56

Tags: Dark Void, Capcom (TYO:9697), PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Action/Adventure

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"Speed and scale unmatched by any other action title"

Dark Void is a sci-fi action-adventure game due for release on Janauary 19, 2010 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Set in a parallel universe called “The Void,” players take on the role of Will, a pilot dropped into incredible circumstances within the mysterious Void. This unlikely hero soon finds himself swept into a desperate struggle for survival, joining forces with a rebel human group called The Survivors. Trapped in the Void, these resistance fighters are battling to hold off a mysterious alien race that plans to threaten Earth.

Set from the third person perspective, Dark Void’s gameplay combines jetpack-booster aerial dog fighting and third-person combat, while taking advantage of a unique vertical combat system that allows players to dangle from thousand foot drops as they take cover and hurl enemies to their doom. Will is also equipped with a powerful rocket pack which allows for fierce in-air combat, hurtling through the Void at blistering speeds while shooting down anything that gets in his path.

The use of the jetpac in Dark Void is said to provide total freedom of movement as you race against UFOs in high-speed chases and rain death from above onto unsuspecting otherworldly foes. With gravity-defying vertical combat system at the core of the gameplay, developer Airtight Games says that the speed and scale of Dark Void is unmatched by any other action title as you zip through tight corridors and then out into immense canyons and futuristic geoscapes.

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A grip system will allow you to jump from surface to surface and hijack UFO’s while in mid-air and they'll be a variety of big bosses to defeat that will require fast reflexes and swift aerial maneovres to defeat.

Dark Void is under development by Airtight Studios, which features team members from the Crimson Skies series of video games

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