ACE Team Announces New Zeno Clash Details
November 19, 2008
ACE TEAM ANNOUNCES NEW DETAILS FOR ITS ACTION-FIGHTING PC GAME, ZENO CLASH
The Independent Chile-based Developer to Bring Its Unique First Person Fighting Game to PC's in Q1 2009
ACE Team, an independent video game developer based in Santiago, Chile, announced today new details for its upcoming game, Zeno Clash. The game, which will be available at retail and online via Steam, Valve's digital distribution system in Q1 2009, is a PC-based action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game uniquely blends the first person genre with the fighting game genre with original visuals that make full use of the Source Engine features while offering a refreshing deviation from traditional fantasy games.
"We are excited to reveal new details about what our fans can expect when Zeno Clash launches early next year," said Andres Bordeu, Founder and Lead Designer at ACE Team. "Zeno Clash will offer a unique blend of first person and fighting game genres with fantastically bizarre characters and unbelievable visuals topped off with an incredibly compelling storyline."
The unprecedented art style of Zeno Clash brings a fresh new approach to the first person genre with surreal environments and characters. Zeno Clash is a story driven game with players assuming the role of Ghat; the son of an extraordinary hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and go an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik. In the game, players will experience an unusual arsenal of weapons built from scraps and junk. Some of the distinct weapons include dual wielding guns, a musket, skull bombs and more.
The game's custom soundtrack offers a beautiful musical score that is as varied as the game's settings. Zeno Clash will also feature Achievements to keep more demanding players happy while extending the game's re-playabilty. The game also includes engaging Melee Combat that is up close and personal, allowing players to perform a variety of movements like deflect & elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. Players can also challenge a variety of unfriendly characters that will attack with their own unique fighting techniques and tricks as new attacks are learned.
Zeno Clash will be available in Q1 2009. In addition to its availability via Steam, ACE Team is currently in the process of securing a retail publishing partner in the US and Europe.