Developer: Silicon Knights
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Release Date: August 19, 2008
Canadian developer Silicon
Knights is known for its small but rapidly growing number of behemoth
titles, which include Eternal Darkness: Sanitys Requiem
and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. The company will be diving
into its latest digital saga, Too Human, with Microsoft in August.
Too Human chronicles
the journey of the cybernetic god Baldur as players battle against forces
that threaten all mankind. When an ancient machine puts the galaxy in
danger, Baldur is charged with utilizing his powers to protect the world
from monstrous beings that are hell-bent on destroying any and everything
that stands in their way.
Too Human is an action-adventure
RPG, similar to Mass Effect and Champions of Norrath.
Players will be able to customize their character by leveling up and
obtaining different types of equipment through Baldurs travels. While
the game starts out with five classes, Silicon Knights has announced
that they will be adding more via downloadable contentment. They also
hinted at additional quests that will eventually be available for download,
lengthening the games replay value. Skill classes, customizable characters,
cybernetics, and item hunting all await players in the fictional world
of Too Human.
Silicon Knights knows that
players love connecting and joining forces over the internet, so they
made sure to include an online 2 player co-op mode via X Box Live that
will allow players to meet and adventure together to search for rare
items and complete quests.
Here are some things gamers
can expect from Silicon Knights upcoming release:
Thrilling action-RPG gameplay.
Unlike some games that may force players to choose between two genres,
Too Human combines all the creative economy features and social
experiences of a typical RPG, such as collecting loot and leveling up,
while maintaining the excitement of an action game. With a wide array
of weapons, armors, cybernetic implants and skills, players have an
unprecedented level of customization with their characters.
Explosive melee and firearms
combat. It will take more than brawn and raw strength to supplant
the machine hordes. Using a sophisticated blend of seamless melee and
high-tech weapons combat, players have the power to vanquish foes near
and far. Witness the fluid grace of heroes and enemies in battle as
enacted by the acclaimed motion-capture group Full Action Stunt Team
(FAST). Feel each punishing blow through advanced visual effects made
possible through the power of Xbox 360.
The birth of an icon.
Fight as Baldur, a powerful cybernetic god battling his way through
enemy armies to become one of gamings renowned iconic heroes. From
weaponry and armor to combat techniques and combos, players can fully
customize Baldur to become the best possible hero.
Advanced cinematic presentation.
Characters and environments come to life with amazing visual fidelity.
Experience the full excitement of combat through a dynamically driven
presentation system that portrays the combat with cinematic quality.
Survive pulse-pounding battles against hordes of on-screen enemies set
against the vast landscape of the Too Human world. A sweeping
orchestral score sets the mood for heartbreak, anger and blood lust
as each tune encapsulates the gamer within the immersive gaming environment.
New level of accessibility
through intuitive combat. Perform Baldurs elaborate and complex
combat maneuvers, and chain together rapid-fire attacks and combos with
ease. Through the use of an intuitive combat system, Too Human
delivers gameplay that is easy to learn and rewarding to master.
Shared experience. Conquer
the world of Too Human alone or with friends in advanced, online
two-player co-op gameplay through the Xbox LIVE service. Online co-op
play requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.
Modern take on classical
Norse mythology. In a world ruined by centuries of war, Too Human
chronicles the epic story of Baldur, favored son of Odin and one of
a group of humanitys protector, the Aesir. As Baldur, you must destroy
the ancient war machines that threaten the world, but to do so you must
balance your sense of duty and honor against your lust for revenge
perhaps even sacrificing your humanity in the process.