Eidos announced today that its upcoming cyberpunk shooter Snowblind has undergone another title change. Having started life as Deus Ex: Clan Wars (a title that was never officially announced), the first-person shooter now goes by the handle Project: Snowblind. The game will be available for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 this winter, and it is not yet rated.
Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Project: Snowblind has retained much of the cyberpunk feel of its original inspiration, the Deus Ex series. Gamers will assume the role of 2nd Lt. Nathan Frost, an elite soldier in the midst of a 21st-century conflict. Like the protagonists of the Deus Ex series, Frost will be enhanced with a series of cybernetic implants. While in Hong Kong on a mission for an international peacekeeping force, he will become stranded behind enemy lines with his elite squad of high-tech commandos. Using a combination of stealth and force, Frost and his comrades will have to escape back to friendly territory.
Project: Snowblind also features a very Deus-Ex-esque arsenal of high-tech weapons and gadgets. All weapons will have secondary fire options, and devices, such as the domination tool, will be critical in combat. Mission types will range from stealthy infiltration to full battlefield engagement. The game will also feature an online, voice-over-IP-enabled multiplayer option with modes such as deathmatch and capture the flag. For more information, read GameSpot's recent hands-on.