For centuries the Kavussari and Forsellians have waged a galactic war. Over time the two races entered into treaties with the Herald Accord, a union between different cultures in the galaxy. Even though peace settled across their planets, the seething hatred between the races kept the fire of war simmering under the fragile truce. Sensing their newest members could spread war throughout the galaxy; the Herald Accord gave the Kavussari and Forsellians a choice. Pit their warriors against each other in the arena rather than on the fields of war, or face total annihilation. The Nexuiz was formed, a series of battle arenas on the home planets of the Kavussari, Forsellian and the ruined planet of Atavirta. Nexuiz is a fast paced Arena first-person shooter with extremely competitive game play made specifically for consoles. The game will feature a mutator system that allows players to change the rules of the match; as players rank, new mutators become available for them to use. Leader boards are designed for social networking, letting players feel more engaged with the community. Nexuiz features a heavyweight soundtrack from artists including Flying Lotus, Dam Funk and Trisector. On launch Nexuiz will feature multiplayer modes including Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. New games modes, models, and maps will be available as downloadable content post release.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good quality arena shooter, hasn’t it? In fact, the last one we can recall was Quake Arena Arcade for Xbox Live Arcade, a game that was poorly marketed but still looked pretty damn good for a years-old game rebuffed for the high-definition era. Well, good news for those of you who were looking for new territory to cover. THQ has finally released Nexuiz (pronounced Nex-uss), a project that’s been in the works for some time over at Illfonic Studios, and, for the most part, it lives up to the hype. The game features a full-blown arena battle between the Kavussari and the Forsellians, who have been tearing each other a new one for centuries. Their battle looks far from over, but someone looks to take... Read Review