follow us:

Latest News

Killer Instinct gets a brand new fighter, Kan-Ra
The second season of Killer Instinct is off and running. Even though there are some old favorites that players are patiently waiting for, Iron Galaxy announced a brand new character today: Kan-Ra. ... [read more]
More free content for Shadow of Mordor
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions continue supporting Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with new DLC at the very low price of free.... [read more]
Get your first look at Telltale Games' Game of Thrones
Telltale Games is about to go back to pulling double duty. After a year of working on The Walking Dead and A Wolf Among Us, they're going into 2015 with Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones. Earlier in the month we saw a bit of Tale from the Borderlands and now we ... [read more]

Latest Articles

An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review
If Batman: Arkham Asylum placed Rocksteady Studios in god’s shrine, then I can say with utmost confidence that it’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that is a shining example for a great future that’s ahead for Monolith Productions. Shadow of Mordor has surprised the h... [read more]
Destiny Review
After creating one of the most iconic sci-fi first-person shooters with the Halo series, Bungie partnered with Activision to create their massive new IP, Destiny. Destiny is a multiplayer action shooter with heavier emphasis on RPG elements like character customization, prog... [read more]
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 "No Going Back" Review
When Telltale Games announced the second season of The Walking Dead, fans of the first season were wondering where Telltale was going to take the series. By focusing on Clementine, the second season went in a different direction than the TV series or comics have gone. It was... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Retron 5 Unboxing
Hyperkin's Retron 5 is a retro gaming powerhouse that can play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance games. Find out what you get in the box with this video from 8-Bit Eric. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Hyrule Warriors Review
8-Bit Eric reviews Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, a new hack and slash game based on the Legend of Zelda that is a spinoff of the Dynasty Warriors series. How does this game hold up? ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Favorite Video Game Rentals
8-Bit Eric takes you back to his childhood to look at some of the games he loved to rent. ... [read more]
Catacombs is Nier developer's next game
Posted on May 01, 2012 by

 

A former AQ Interactive/Cavia employee has revealed to gaming website Siliconera that Square Enix Japan and the Nier developer Cavia were working on a game once Nier finished. The game went by the codename Catacombs and is a FP team shooter RPG. The game takes place at New York’s Museum of Natural History, during an exhibit displaying artifacts from a culture and religion that predates recorded civilization. As the camera pans around the crowd, players get glimpses of four people that the game will focus on as main characters. As they each set their gaze on a mysterious object in the center of the room, the objects blinds everyone with a flash of light. Monsters start to rain from the ceiling slaughtering everyone in sight, as the four heroes are consumed by a purple haze as the floor crumbles at their feet. As they come to, they find out that there are some of the only survivors. They are promptly attacked again, but are saved as two security guards come to their rescue. The guards however are quickly killed as the four make it to the safety of an elevator. As they breathe a sigh of relief, the elevator cable breaks, sending them down deeper under the museum.

Players will be able to play as one of the follow four characters:

- Matt is a tech executive in his early 40s. He went to the museum with his son, but is more interested in flirting with tourists. Matt likes to think he’s the leader of the group, but he’s actually more like comic relief.

- Carlos came to the museum on a date with who he says is the hottest girl in Brooklyn. He works in a bodega, but originally came to New York from Florida to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. As part of the group he makes sarcastic quips, but always puts his teammates first.

- Gina is a college student who went to the museum on a school trip. She’s confident and is actually the group’s leader. Although, Matt and Gina tend to argue about who is in charge. Gina is also the most in tune with the mysterious world and provides insight for the group.

- Nguyen is the youngest survivor being a high school student in his late teens. Nguyen’s family immigrated from Vietnam and he is trying to balance his identity between his family’s origin and his hip hop loving friends. Nguyen went to the museum with his brother and extended family who want to show him artifacts from his roots.

As mentioned before, Catacombs is a FP team shooter RPG. Think of it as a combination of L4D and Borderlands with magic and demonic creatures. Each player will have a standard pistol with unlimited rounds but will quickly need to find stronger magic infused firearms. From the screenshot give and a description of a few of the guns that will be in the game, it seems that Cavia wants to make it unique from the rest of the shooters out there. Such as the shotgun that looks like a demonic mantis, a machine gun shaped like a skeleton and a dragon-magnum. All the weapons can be leveled up and once they are their attacks become stronger as the weapon changes form.

The magic system is handled in the form of rings that enemies drop that players can pick up and use. Just like the firearms, magic can be upgraded to more powerful version, but have a limited use to them. So once the ring runs out, no more magic and the player has to find another ring.

Catacombs’ map system will be more similar to dungeon crawlers than regular shooters in the sense that each map will randomly generate as players try to make their way back to the surface.

Square Enix was set to reveal and show off the game at E3 2011, but for some reason they haven’t decided if they were going to complete the game. Inc my personal opinion, I think the game looks interesting. As I’ve mentioned earlier, it has a L4D mixed with Borderlands with magic and demons, which sounds pretty cool to me. Hopefully Square Enix decides to resume development on the game and makes an appearance at E3 this year or at least at TGS 2012.

Source: Siliconera

What's your most anticipated game for November?

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Ruby
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
Escape Dead Island
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
LittleBigPlanet 3
Tales of Hearts R
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


Let's get this holiday season started


Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Review

NIER...Leaked!

Nier Review

Other Gaming News From The Web