Fracture cracking in October

LucasArts and Day 1 Studios' terraforming shooter busts onto the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall.

LucasArts has been at the epicenter of an industry tremor in recent weeks with its decision to follow Activision and Vivendi out the door of the Entertainment Software Association. Fitting, then, that the publisher would also have news on Day 1 Studio's terraforming third-person shooter Fracture. In addition to announcing that the game's Web site and community portal have launched, LucasArts said today that the game will ship for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this October.

As detailed in GameSpot's just-published preview, terrain-deforming weapons play front and center in Fracture. The game offers a wealth of ways to render the ground asunder in a far-future world in the midst of a conflict between the Pacificans and the Atlantic Alliance.

Several weapons were shown off in Day 1's recent demonstration. The entrencher instantly creates a mound of earth that can be used for cover, whereas the spike grenade erects a narrow column of earth for strategic deployment. The terraforming weapons also have elemental properties, including the ALM-37, which freezes the ground--and any enemies--caught in its path.

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37 comments
jknight5422
jknight5422

"Jknight, you know you can play Fallout 2 right now, right?" ---vega666 Yeah, it's a typo. I've been playing Fallout 1 currently. I just completed getting the waterchip back to Vault 13.

vega666
vega666

Jknight, you know you can play Fallout 2 right now, right? :)

jknight5422
jknight5422

I'll probably be neck-deep in Fallout 2 & unavailable for any other game when Fallout 2 is released through the rest of the year. Perhaps sometime next year I'll have some free time to play this game. EDIT: I mean FALLOUT 3.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Looks good & Quite original, GOW2 killer? mmmmm i doubt it!

nobie05
nobie05

I think when Fracture hits the xbox, it'll be up there with the action of GOW 2, just besides the bloodspill. I gotta save money for it. the first game where the ground will be my best friend or my worst enemy. will this be live, because that'll be great too?

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

this one is going to be great... but in the meantime let us enjoy the new dbz and soulcailbur oh ya brother.

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Who knows might be good? 360 has to much coming this year!it's crazy

Savior24
Savior24

I have been watching out for this game for a very long time. It sure has come a long way, from when it was first shown a couple of years ago. I'm really hoping LucasArts delivers with this title, and the game surfaces as a possible game of the year contender. That is a hard line to follow this year, with all the other Major AAA titles all releasing in 2008. It sure does make it an exciting time to be a gamer, with all the top notch titles on the horizon.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

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Agulf
Agulf

Would have been much better as a first person shooter on the PC. Some serious twitch-aiming action and real skill based, and would have been just crazy for tournaments.

drakomel
drakomel

I am starting to like this game because of the guns the bombs,the vehicles and the others.

ctg867
ctg867

Oh jeez. This game actually looks pretty good. I have strong fears that it's gonna end up lost in the crowd behind Gears 2, Resistance 2, Call of Duty 5, Socom, and all the other shooters coming during the second half of the year.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i lost intrest in the game long time ago. nothing will bring this game to the hype it had.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

i cant wait for this one. it looks original and am just waiting to know if the story line will support its great hype

ronniepage588
ronniepage588

cool. i really like the idea that you can change ground at will. imagine cod4 online with that, omg.

Shindler
Shindler

I hate LucasArts for leaving PC.

cooldude03
cooldude03

cool concept, can't wait to see how it plays and controls

ztron370
ztron370

I've been looking forward to this game for a while,but for this game to be released in OCT a month before Gears 2 and Resistance 2 is wrong.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

I like the way of how this game uses physics to have players manipulate the environment!!

Turtlefark
Turtlefark

Looks sweet, can't wait to see how it turns out.

AwakenedMaster
AwakenedMaster

Very interested in this game. Hopefully it won't turn out to be gimmicky, it sounds like a pretty neat idea so far.

rodney130
rodney130

This game sounds awesome. Can't wait!

mashom
mashom

will see ya in future.

kos1085
kos1085

Sounds cool but I probably will not be getting this game

09231991
09231991

This game definitely has an interesting style of gameplay. Lets just wait and see how it goes.

Josepiphus
Josepiphus

I don't have a good feeling about this... smells like gimmick.

ItalianHammerUS
ItalianHammerUS

The title gave me a chill I allways thought this "clever choices of titles" were pretty dumb

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Sounds interesting but this game could easily dround in the sea of fall releases... Here's hoping for a demo on XBL?

Bodboy466
Bodboy466

Can't not wait. If this is rushed it could very easily fail- they're treading on some very screwed up ground that many before them dared not tread.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Yay, some nice Earthbending and waterbending action! (couldn't resist)

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

Totally off topic but the screen shot made me think of it...Whatever happened to Huxley?