THQ picks up CryEngine 3 FPS Nexuiz, ESRB reveals

Bad A*s.

Publisher THQ has picked up CryEngine 3 first-person shooter Nexuiz, the US ratings board has revealed.

Nexuiz is an updated version of the fast-paced arena shooter created by Alientrap Software. This new version, set for launch on PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, is created by Illfonic using Crysis developer Crytek's game engine with a new Victorian influenced art style "that is simultaneously futuristic and sophisticated".

Nexuiz will feature a dynamic mutator system that allows players to change the rules of the match as its being played," reads the official blurb. "As players rank, new mutators become available for them to use. Leaderboards are designed for social networking, letting players feel more engaged with the community."

The ESRB, as it tends to, goes into colourful detail.

"This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of futuristic soldiers who battle alien factions. Players use machine guns, laser blasters, and rocket launchers to kill humanoid robots and aliens. The frenetic battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain. Enemies collapse to the ground and disappear when defeated; points are awarded for higher kill counts.

"When activated, one customization mode - a 'cartoony' icon (called Farty Poopy) of an animal dropping appears - causes players' weapons to emit flatulence sounds. As the game progresses, players can achieve the rank of 'Bad A*s'."

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