We’re really liking what’s coming out of Vancouver based Hothead Studios of late. After moving on from their Penny Arcade series (“It’s not you, it’s me,”) we got the wonderfully irreverent DeathSpank. It looks like the development house will continue the theme of infectious gameplay and comical overtones with the Pikmin-esque Swarm.
Looking for some more information about the game? From Hothead’s site:
Swarm lets the player take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle for a greater good. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives. With a unique combination of mass character control and fast action, the resulting brutal aftermath will make players want to play Swarm over and over again.
Featuring innovative swarm control and imitate mechanics, Swarm is a hilarious romp through a desolate and dangerous world that offers players gameplay they’ve never experienced before.
Due for release early next year and across multiple platforms, check out the latest trailer from PAX below. It’s charming, it’s humorous, it’s stupendously violent. It’s looking great.
Source: Hothead Games