Thursday, 29 March 2012

ORION: Dino Beatdown is Coming to OnLive on April 20, 2012

ORION: Dino Beatdown got a release date of Friday, April 20, 2012 for OnLive and Steam from its developer Spiral Game Studios. The price of ORION: Dino Beatdown will be $9.99 for OnLive and Steam.


Dinosaurs? Jetpacks? This New Shooter Has Them Both.

ORION: Dino Beatdown is an upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter for OnLive and PC via Steam. Players take control of guys using jetpacks who face waves of dinosaurs, and have to shoot them all in their pointy little faces.

Not that all the faces are little. As you'll see in the clip below.



It's being worked on by Spiral Game Studios, a new developer made up of people whose credits include titles such as Unreal Tournament, BioShock, Ghost ReconBorderlands, Jade Empire, Halo, Mortal Kombat and...Forza Motorsport. If you think the name, and the premise, sounds familiar, that's because they're the same guys working on Orion: Prelude, a game that is also coming to OnLive. Which is also about shooting dinosaurs.

Here is a brief overview of ORION: Dino Beatdown, courtesy of Spiral Game Studios:

ORION: Dino Beatdown is an Open World, Class-Based Cooperative Survival Sci-Fi FPS. The game puts five (5) players together in huge, endless environments in which they must work together to accomplish objectives and survive the devastating Dinosaur horde.

Players earn in-game credits which can be used to upgrade their abilities, purchase new weapons, unlock weapon upgrades and call in vehicles in order to ensure survival.

Experience the future as never before. Make use of Jetpacks, Medic Guns, Cloaking Devices and equip yourself with state-of-the-art weapons ranging from Shotguns, Machine Guns, Rocket Launchers, Laser Rifles. If that isn’t enough then simply tear up the environments in a number of vehicles ranging from Hover Bikes, Buggies, Mechs, Tanks and VTOL’s.

KEY FEATURES:
  • 5-PLAYER, OPEN-WORLD CO-OP
    Varying Objectives, Multiple Bases A.I. systems populate the worlds.
  • 3 MASSIVE WORLDS
    Covan (Desert), Depth (Night Forest), Eden (Grasslands).
  • IN-GAME SHOPS & STORES
    Three types of stores - Barracks (Player), Armory (Weapons), Garage (Vehicles).
  • CLASS-BASED GAMEPLAY
    Three player classes - Assault (Jetpack), Support (Medic), Recon (Cloak).
  • PERKS & UPGRADES
    Class Abilities, Player Upgrades, Weapon Upgrades and more.
  • CREDIT SYSTEM
    Earn and Spend credits from completing objectives and progression.
  • 15 WEAPONS, ITEMS & GRENADES
    Magnums, Shotguns, Machine Guns, Laser Rifles, Rocket Launchers and more.
  • 4 VEHICLES
    Hover-bikes, Buggies, Tanks / Mechs & VTOL’s.
  • 3 UNIQUE DINOSAURS (@LAUNCH)
    T-Rex, Raptor, Rhamphorynchus.
  • 50 ACHIEVEMENTS
    Gotta catch them all!

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