Next-gen consoles getting possessed

British developer Blitz Games reveals details on its next-generation survival horror game, Possession.

Blitz Games, the British developer of the game adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon Fairly Oddparents, has revealed that it's currently working on a next-generation survival horror game, titled Possession. The game is destined for simultaneous release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There should also be a PC version released after the console editions.

In Possession, players will assume the role of The Enslaver, an evil undead madman determined to zombify all the humans he encounters. The Enslaver can command an army of hundreds of zombies and can mutate them into different forms, each with special abilities. Initial impressions have categorized the game as Pikmin with brain eating and combat.

One feature touted on the Possession Web Site is the ability to take direct control of any zombie in the Enslaver's horde. Thus, taking control of a legless zombie will put the player's perspective closer to the ground, in addition to significantly slowing down movement speeds. Meanwhile, using a zombie with a broken neck will yield a skewed view of the world.

From Blitz's preliminary details, it sounds as though Possession will have a heavy focus on combat. The Enslaver will be something of a melee powerhouse, and the ability to control specific zombies should give players the chance to duke it out in a number of different ways. The Enslaver will also be able to jump, alluding to the possibility of platformer-like game elements.

At the heart of the game will be legions of humans and zombies roaming the streets of an American city, all swarming from place to place at once. Individual characters can be decapitated, and damaged zombies will lose skin and body parts in real time.

The game should also be fairly open-ended. From Blitz's intimations, it sounds as though the city at the center of Possession will be a persistent world, much like the cities in Grand Theft Auto. Players will be able to find their own ways through the streets as they battle with police, SWAT teams, and the military. The terrain and buildings within the city will also be destructible. Blitz says that it wants the city to descend from its normal state into a raucous and smoldering war zone.

While it's far too early for Possession to have been seen by the ESRB, the game should be quite violent and bloody, so it's all but assured itself an M for Mature rating.

Blitz Games was formed in 1990 as Interactive Studios. The company has just over 120 employees and is headquartered in Warwickshire, UK.

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37 comments
setterstrom
setterstrom

Can't really say its not coming out, I really hope it does because this will be the first of its kind (stubs the zombie dosnt count). I just wish they would tell us what the deal is.............

Krinnium
Krinnium

haha i was really lookin forward to this one, too. bummer.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

It isn't coming out Uhagi. It was 'put on hold' like 4 years ago --pretty much meaning it's dead. It did have a unique premise for a zombie game. Kind of like Prototype/Infamous meets Dead Rising.

Uhagi
Uhagi

This is like Congress. Waiting for this game to come out. I hope it comes out, but I will not count on it.

AdamWriter
AdamWriter

Um, your spine is showing there bud

gorezombiez
gorezombiez

this game will probobly always be TBA.ITS BEEN LIKE,1/2 YEARS!!!

zombified
zombified

Is this ever gonna come out? Maybe on the 720?

kvan33
kvan33

Just exploring Gamespot and clicked on this game. Wow, this looks completely retarded.

BloodPainter
BloodPainter

Im not to sure but i looked up and apparently they havent canceled it they've just put it on hold whilst they work on another game so keep you're fingers crossed!

KingKevo71789
KingKevo71789

this game would actually have had some potential, too bad its not gonna be made by the looks of the lack of info since 4/05...

gamzrsweet
gamzrsweet

last bit info on this game april 2005 lol thats sad

joecwild
joecwild

I thought this game was canceled.

nunoisbigboss
nunoisbigboss

damn ihope this game is mad its been tba 4 lik 2 years

Wozmcfc
Wozmcfc

Will this ever be released?

Daaku_Joyki
Daaku_Joyki

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WulfenMortys
WulfenMortys

Ahh... blood, gore and a horde of zombies at your very command... What more could we want? :D I hope this turns out to be a great game with some depth.

gangsterjc
gangsterjc

god comon i wanna play this game so bad looks so F"n good! Grimripper STUBBS DIDENT SUCK WITHOUT STUBBS THIS GAME NEVER WUDA EVEN SHOWED UP!

gifteddie
gifteddie

didnt this get cancelled a long time ago?

Grimripper_nec
Grimripper_nec

THIS GAME IS GONNA BE THE KING OF ZOMBIE GAMES SO ANYONE WHO DOESNT THINK IT WILL BE GOOD IS RETARDED I BEEN WAITING YEARS FOR A GAME OF THIS NATURE TO SHOW ITS SELF AN NOW PEOPLE ARE DOUBTING IT WELL NO WONDER GOOD GAMES NEVER COME OUT CAUSE PEOPLE ARE TO HOT HEADED AN JUMP THE GUN ON A GAME THAT HASNT EVEN COME OUT YET I TELL YOU NOW THIS GAME IS ONE OF A KIND ONLY BEEN ONE OTHER LIKE IT STUBBS AN IT SUCKED THIS MOST CERTAINLY WILL DO A WHOLE LOT BETTER THEN ITS LAME COUNTER PART

Djinnator
Djinnator

sounds kinda interesting, but probably won't get more than a 7.5 on the 360. 7 on the ps3

blooballs14
blooballs14

This game looks good. I just might have to buy it when it comes out.

gangsterjc
gangsterjc

there well were doing Bioshock since irrathional is 2k now or sumthing like that hope this game sees the light of shelves soon

hugh000270
hugh000270

I found that the game was on hold just for another title.

1mpthra
1mpthra

Whom ever thinks that this game will be better on the PS3 you are all retarded i mean the PS3 game avg is like 6 and it's because bugs and Glitches stuff. (tony hawk on the 360 Great one the PS3 Bad)

riseofnations36
riseofnations36

I sure hope they didn't cancel this . Sooo much potential.

stu_godd
stu_godd

I Know This Game Is Going To Brilliant Especially On The megadrive

sandras
sandras

sounds kinda like stubbs but open-ended

blink-jfg
blink-jfg

I think this game will be better on PS3 because graphics will be better

riseofnations36
riseofnations36

I Know This Game Is Going To Be Brilliant Especially on the PS3

blink-jfg
blink-jfg

I Know This Game Is Going To Brilliant Especially On The 360.

wardy08
wardy08

I Fink this game will be brill, at last a zombie game were ur not killing the zombies

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

im going to say mediocre to good with an emphasis on mediocre.