More than two years after its announcement, we have our first glimpse of the current version of The Scourge Project: Episode 1 & 2 in motion. Even if the early footage leaked to YouTube in 2007 is genuine, the game has since transitioned from first to third person and received a dramatic graphical update. It practically qualifies as a new game.
With its garish colours and plasticine physiques, The Scourge Project puts me in mind of Tecmo’s soon to be released Quantum Theory. Both are sci-fi themed third person shooters. Both are powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. It’s probably fair to say that both are direct descendants of Epic’s own Gears of War series.
Developer Tragnarion Studios has indicated that this initial two episode instalment of The Scourge Project will feature more than five hours of solo or cooperative gameplay along with numerous multiplayer adversarial modes.
The Scourge Project is due for release via Steam in March 2010, with XBLA and PSN releases planned for later in 2010.