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EA's arcade shooter MicroBot revealed

Sounds like Inner Space.

EA's unveiled MicroBot, an arcade shooter style game in development for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

In MicroBot, created by Star Trek DAC developer Naked Sky Entertainment and due out winter 2011, players control a microscopic ship on a mission to destroy a biotechnological infestation.

"MicroHexon Research has invented a transformative medical technology: autonomous nanotech machines that are no larger than a blood cell," reads the official blurb.

"When injected into the body they target and eliminate diseases at the cellular level. However, something has gone dangerously awry. The nanomachines have bonded to the diseased cells and are now multiplying inside the body at an exponential rate. Piloting a new prototype MicroBot, players must seek and destroy the infection before it consumes the human host from the inside."

Sounds like 1987 film Inner Space, doesn't it? Ah, Meg Ryan.

In your MicroBot, you travel through veins, bones, lungs and brain. Yes, brain. "The rhythms and fluids of the human body create a dynamic environment that affects movement and gameplay, providing both combat advantages and additional hazards to overcome." Lovely.

There's cooperative drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, too. Announcement trailer is below.

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