Day 1 Studios, the developer behind fondly-remembered Xbox robo-battler MechAssault, has teased a new title for 2012, likely in the same genre in which it made its name.
MechAssault dev promises a "return to its roots".
Microsoft and Day 1 Studios are now aiming to ship the Xbox Live exclusive MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf in the US by the end of 2004, it emerged late last week. The very end. Although it may take a little longer to arrive in PAL territories, importers should be able to hook you up with the much-improved online mech sequel from December 28th onwards.
"A trailer for MechAssault 2" could be one of two things. It could be a pesky wooden cart on two wheels with a number plate tied halfarsedly onto the back and brake lights that don't really work, loaded to bursting with rusty bathtubs and lengths of pipe and tethered to the hulking frame of a giant robotic exoskeleton.
Or, it could be a downloadable movie showing off three minutes of FASA Studio's upcoming mech shoot-'em-up for Xbox Live, available in (direct links) low and high resolution versions from Microsoft this morning.
Were it to be the latter, we might point out that the trailer focuses on providing a sort of single-player introduction, as the player's character arrives in a futuristic warzone preparing to be attacked by a mysterious force identified only by its single communication - a bloody handprint beamed over an open channel.
A listing on the recruitment page for developer Day 1 Studios has revealed that the company is currently hiring staff to work on what'd described as "a properly funded and scheduled Xbox 2 project."