I may be one of a small minority that cares about this video game, but finally a new trailer and vague but reassuring release date has been doled out for Nexuiz. The arena-based FPS developed by indie studio IllFonic, Nexuiz is as old-school as a FPS game could get these days but it still looks to have a tremendous amount of style as well as some nice buttery beats thanks to the connections of IllFonic Co-Founder and R&B legend Raphael Saadiq.
Teased earlier this week on the IllFonic Facebook page, the new trailer for Nexuiz premiered last night during the Machinima IGA show and for those who have been waiting for the project it was worth the wait. Now scheduled for a 2012 release, Nexuiz thankfully doesn’t seem to have changed much outside of looking prettier thanks to utilizing CryEngine 3. It’s still a fast paced arena FPS game with red vs. blue teams going up against one another and occasionally doing odd things like shooting at floating whales.
THQ is indeed publishing Nexuiz in North America when the game is released on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC. In the past THQ has done a nice job with some of the partner games that are digitally distributed so hopefully Nexuiz will be given a fair shot at winning over an audience instead of receiving a stealth release that lands with a depressing thud.
It would’ve been nice to see a bit more gameplay footage in this new trailer but as a whole I’m satisfied. The story of the game was set up nicely and so was the general style of the game and what it’ll offer gamers. There is a bit more depth in Nexuiz as the game will have a customizable element that plays rather heavily in gameplay so there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Nexuiz.
I know the team at IllFonic has been working tirelessly on Nexuiz for a long time so it’s nice to see that the game is almost done and is looking extremely polished. Now if only Ghetto Golf could get a proper release I would be in indie gaming heaven right now