Singularity warps to June 29

Raven Software's time-manipulating shooter locked in for early summer release on 360, PS3, PC.

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Time is a major concern with Activision's latest all-new property Singularity, specifically when it comes to a release date. Originally slated for fall 2009, Raven Software's shooter was bumped early in 2010, giving it some distance from Activision's juggernaut-in-waiting, not to mention controversy-plagued, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Later, Activision again time-warped the game's release, bumping it this time to June.

Playing with space-time can have adverse consequences…such as these guys.

Now, Singularity's time-hopping appears to have come to a close. According to a new trailer posted on GTTV, the game will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on June 29. Singularity is the latest from Raven, which released the positively reviewed Wolfenstein and X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009.

In Singularity, gamers play as Nate, an air force pilot who, in the early parts of the game, is scrambled to investigate some strange happenings on an island off the coast of Russia. After Nate's plane crashes, he discovers a mysterious time-manipulation device and must use it to unlock the mysteries of the island while staying alive in the process. Oddly enough, the device also effects time-traveling complications where the game bounces between 2010 and 1950.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Singularity.

Discussion

62 comments
Rocker6
Rocker6

Looks great.But I hate games coming out on summer.Its very hot and I cant concentrate on playing.Guess I will get it on fall.Maybe even it gets cheaper by then.

UltimateGamer95
UltimateGamer95

This Game definitely looks very fun. Yes I know it does look a lot like Wolfenstein but that's because Raven co-developed Wolfenstein with Id and was working on this game at the same time as well. By the way I actually like how Raven games are alot like Id's since Id can only develop so many games at once, I'm sure this game was probably something that Id came up with but just didn't have enough time to develop it so they sent it over to Raven (just a plausible thought). Also, alot of Id software games have been published by activision so you shouldn't like Id games for example just cause you don't like Activision. I'm definitely buying this game :D :P

marxux_1
marxux_1

give me more reasons to buy it..

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@Excedra "whats with the husk?" Yeah, thats what i thought : )

zevy100
zevy100

this game reminds me so so so so so so much of bioshock. but hey.....that aint a bad thing

kvan33
kvan33

Maybe they could use that time manipulation technology to transport this game back to the days when time manipulation was actually an original idea. I'd love to have memories of me playing this game in 1998!

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

I don't mind Raven Software they are pretty good. But I will not be buying anything Activision.......unless it is clearance. I am sure this will bomb though regardless of who makes it. \ \ Who really wants another one of 'these' games?

helborhamy
helborhamy

@Ruubster31 Any first-person shooter has the "been there, done that" factor, but every game adds something new to the table; this game for example adds a new story, navigating bullets, using time-shifting to fix broken things (bridges, stairs, objects) I think this will be a great game, hopefully.

Ruubster31
Ruubster31

Dunno, just feels a bit like a 'been there, done that' game. Not impressed yet..

dakan45
dakan45

@ metalkid9, nice that will only reduce sales of that game and make activision to keep recycling their sucessfull franchises.

dakan45
dakan45

I hope the game is good, oh and i could care less about multiplayer and graphics. Both those things have wrecked fps gaming and degraded into a graphics genre with multiplayer and complete lack of singleplayer entertainment.

coaltango
coaltango

what about the online features?? cnat have an FPS with no online play

gamer082009
gamer082009

I'm not diggin this game at all..graphics could be better.

Excedra
Excedra

Da4biddenOne yeah man stopwatches are great!

Excedra
Excedra

whats with the husk?

KoolzKatz
KoolzKatz

As soon as i saw the words Activision, i lost interest.

Astynax15
Astynax15

I'm just wondering if activision will shut it down at the last minute like every other new ip over the last few years... this is the first in about three years from activision. pretty sad when you think about it. I'm not sure if i want to buy it just to encourage them to make more new ip's or keep up my boycott going of the horrible thing that is activision. (ps prototype doesn't count... it was a reskin of that incedible hulk game a few years back.)

antonio151
antonio151

this game reminds me a lot of Bioshock. The voice acting doesn't sound very good, though

chesed
chesed

I don't think "warps" is applicable here.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

I just hope the PC version supports GFWL or Steam achievements

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

That's not early, but I will take that rather than being "promised" an early release date that keeps geting violated and being pushed back constantly because the developers can't make up their damn mind, ya' hear me Splinter Cell and Ubisoft?

mattg90520
mattg90520

hmm, liking the new ips. more devs need to do this, despite the fact that the publisher in this case is activision, aka pure corporate greed. still, looks like a great game. im just trying to remember if this is the game i read about in a mag not too long ago.

XenoLair
XenoLair

So soon? :o Im out of cash!

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

InsertWittyID Posted Apr 19, 2010 6:30 pm CT Who's ever even heard of this game? It must be terrible! @InsertWittyID I heard of it not too long ago. Its an original IP that these guys are taking a risk on. Which is rare these days since most games tend to be sequels to prior established IPs with few exceptions which I won't list here. The thing that separates this one from other timetravel FPSes like say TimeShift is the fact that according to my source you will be able to use time itself as a weapon literally. For instance you can aim at something made of metal and speed up its rusting progress. source: I think it was the cover-story for Game Informer

blue_francis14
blue_francis14

@strayfies The almanac is owned by Marty. He bought it therefore he owns it. Old Biff stole it from him. First time I am excited with a game for the pc this year. :) The problem is... it's ubisoft... I am willing to buy the game unless it has another stupid drm then I have no choice but to *sigh* download it.

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

Just think about it, the power of time in the palm of your hands. Sweet.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Summer release - NOT a good sign.

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

It may be fun, but if it is, I'm 100% sure it will be underrated.

AVPfacehugger
AVPfacehugger

Just because there is no hype about it doesn't mean it's going to be bad. look at borderlands. no hype and its amazing

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

After all these delays this game better be perfect and lengthy.

strayfies
strayfies

If Biff's almanac isn't in it, I can't even pretend to be interested.

InsertWittyID
InsertWittyID

Who's ever even heard of this game? It must be terrible!

Ghoulish_Visage
Ghoulish_Visage

@Blade8Aus I still cry a little every time I think about it.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@ 238GameAddict - warps to the bargain bin, funny! I wish all games would warp to the bargain bin quicker, would make my wallet alot more healthier.

alfredooo
alfredooo

when I first saw the trailer it looke cool but now I see its by activision so screw it. I hope it flops.

Blade8Aus
Blade8Aus

@Ghoulish_Visage just like the new Wolfenstein...

noodles297
noodles297

@238GameAddict lol nice one. Good idea, I'm sure it'll be there fast anyway. Wasn't June around the time that garbage prototype (also published by activi$ion) came out last year? Just like that game was only released to make some easy cash during the summer I think this will be the same.

lamprey263
lamprey263

This could be fun, but I'm not holding my breath.

NxxDefiant
NxxDefiant

Man, I can't wait for this game. I think it looks bad a$$

RyuRanVII
RyuRanVII

Looks promising, but Raven hasn't made a great FPS since Hexen/Heretic.

Ghoulish_Visage
Ghoulish_Visage

It's made by Activision, don't buy it guys, you don't know where it's been. Probably has all sorts of germs.

okassar
okassar

I almost ALWAYS find that a game that has like no hype turns out at best decent and usually bad that DOESN'T mean that a lot of hype means good game, it could be the opposite, BUT if there's almost no hype at all, that's a bad sign. I was pretty interested when they introduced the game a couple years back, but it seems fishy that they're not marketing it that much and not making an effort to spur hype. They probably think it would change much in what they now realize will be a bad outcome. Let's wait and see though.

green_dominator
green_dominator

Singularity will fail. Raven hasn't made a decent game ever, They've run Id's name through the mud with their Wolfenstein one offs and Quake wannabe's.....Now that Id will be making their own games it will be interesting to see how their games fare going forward..... As for Raven......I won't touch anything Activision.......

kevass007
kevass007

i dont want to buy an activision game!

wolf0
wolf0

hope its good i will have to see more of it before i buy

ekultus
ekultus

Game doesn't impress and Activi$ion is involved, it will fail!