TimeSplitters 4 announced

Developer Free Radical promises "heart-pounding, hot, sweaty action" from monkey-packed first-person shooter; no platforms yet mentioned.

When Free Radical released the first TimeSplitters as a PlayStation 2 launch title in October of 2000, there weren't a wealth of other top-notch console multiplayer first-person shooters, so it didn't have to do much to stand out from the competition. But as the genre grew crowded, TimeSplitters 2 and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect stood out as much for their sense of humor (and focus on monkeys) as for their multiplayer action.

Believe.

Developer Free Radical Entertainment this week confirmed the development of TimeSplitters 4, and the game appears to be the next (il)logical progression for the series. Visitors to the studio's Web site can find a teaser trailer for the game that plays off the marketing campaign of Microsoft's recently released hit Halo 3.

With a bit of foreboding piano music in the background, messages in a familiar-looking font flash across the screen, proclaiming, "The greatest first-person shooter of all time. Back for another chapter. Fight to the finish." The screen then pans along a suit of the Master Chief's Spartan battle armor before revealing it to be occupied by a surprised-looking monkey and the game's logo.

A short blurb on the site promises TimeSplitters 4 will feature "even more crazy characters, devastating weapons and heart-pounding, hot, sweaty action" before challenging players to "save the world or die laughing."

No platforms, publisher, or release date has been announced for the game. At the moment, Free Radical is also working on the PlayStation 3 exclusive Haze for Ubisoft, as well as an unannounced title for LucasArts.

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deathstream
deathstream

Not really surprising. Crytek UK said 2 1/2 years ago that they were working on a new IP and Crytek is working on Crysis 3. So after those two projects, one of them could well turn to Timesplitters. By that time, they would be more comfortable with next gen hardware, so the game could end up better for the delay. The game is almost certain to happen at some point. Crytek didn't bail Free Radical out based on Haze.

trugs26
trugs26

I don't like many FPSers, but I love the TimeSplitter series. I want some more news on TS4!

edd1990
edd1990

bricks and miniguns x2. those were the days....

TheShindig
TheShindig

Time Splitters was my first taste of creating my own content and I've been hooked ever since.

mercman5
mercman5

future perfect rocked and this will 2!!!!!!!!!!!!

remixbaby44
remixbaby44

dude this is gonna b sick. i played the first 2 non-stop w/ my friends

zertuslakota444
zertuslakota444

yeaaaa iam a fan of Timesplitters series ,gona totaly buy this game when it are out in the stores :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ------ [never giveup for Timesplitters4] [and let Timesplitters4 be alive] [be a fan of Timesplitters series] [be a fan of FPS] [be a supporter of Timesplitters series] [only a true fan would love Timesplitters4 so much XDDD] [dont treat me bad] [dont be rude to me] [so buy Timesplitters4, and support the makers of this game] [this game is great,i will buy this game and then play this game] [spoken like an real megafan] [iam a fan] this is only a wish for this

ThatDeeJayGuy
ThatDeeJayGuy

dont give up just because free radical went down the drain dont mean timesplitters will we just gotta hope a good developer buys the rights to it.. i wont give up on you ts4...

Hellfire93
Hellfire93

Loved the Timesplitters series so please let this one not disappoint.

alexthemagnum
alexthemagnum

yay, i just find out about this game, and i want it xD

Smiley451
Smiley451

I'm glad Time Splitters isn't dead. It will always have a special place in my heart.

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

Ahhh...makes me wonder what could have been... Rest in peace, Timesplitters.

ShadowG2435
ShadowG2435

I hope i get a Wii soon because i really wanna get this when its out

Scanzo
Scanzo

I hope TS4 has a make creator like TSFP had, I made a few maps and one was accusal number one most downloaded, I would join random games and people would be playing Blizzard , that was the name of my map.

bill2510
bill2510

Even though I am a PS3 fanboy i would hate to see this game be exsclusive because everyone loved timeplsitters 2 and future perfect. I think everyone should be able to enjoy a game as great as this

snipertime64
snipertime64

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snipertime64
snipertime64

i hope they have a create a character option cause that would be sweet

kill-me
kill-me

Cool, I love SideSplitters!! Sorry I mean TimeSplitters. We do need a TS4 page and forum.

summer_star17x
summer_star17x

yay for more monkeys and weird creatures. and I agree with mrcong, where's the TS4 page and forums???

mrcong
mrcong

Hey Gamespot, how about putting up a TS4 page, or at least forums? Its been, what, 6 months now?

NirdBerd
NirdBerd

David Doak said smoething about TS4 being great on the Wii, regardless of which platform it'l get to, you can get a rough idea of what their visualizing. Also, if you check R107's letters they say stuff about consoles, but meh, they say it might be a genesis exclusive w00t! xD

titust755
titust755

WOOOHOOO! new time splitters! future perfect was probably one of the best party games out there, i mean whats better then killings zombies with bats and bricks??? cant wait!

evanwk927
evanwk927

yea their making another time splitters i love timesplitters cant wait.

spursboy92
spursboy92

If they put it on PS£ +360 it will be amazing, if it also goes on Wii it will make it sooo much worse- coz most games thast are on the Wii are poor- just look at PES 2008- on PS3+ 360 it was amazing, on Wii, lets just say i'm still laughing.

lyokoMario
lyokoMario

i wounder, since its made for the wii they might make it wi~fi to the world so you can go against other people who have the game that would be very cool!

lyokoMario
lyokoMario

coming out for the wii will be great! as well plus they might have a reason why they made TS4 and i also want to know about the story mode thats going to be in it time splitters 3 furture perfect is baout finding out the makign of th etime cystles so what is this about? anyway might have a diffrent reason about the monkeys or a time cystle have survied whne they destoryed it..im guessing that its going to be fun for the wii and the playing cause of this its going to be fun playing it on the wii then, one mroe thing about it that free radical are finding a new way to use the wii; to play Time Spillters 4! i want cant wait for it to come out i heard theres lot of spillers of it that shows everyoine really want it!

kingkui
kingkui

Screw 360 and PS3. Think of the motion controls, and the ability to use the Wii remote.

_MattRising
_MattRising

Great can't wait, and I'll have a ps3 by then too!

ClassicPlayer
ClassicPlayer

Hope it comes to 360 this year. The TS games rock!

nate1222
nate1222

I still play TS2 (PS2) & TS:FP (GameCube). Love'em both. I hope TS4 comes to PS2 and/or the Wii. The Wii is the ONLY next-gen console I'm even remotely interested in. Better still, how 'bout a PC version with "mid-ranged" system requirements? I drool at the prospect!

Raichu_Owns
Raichu_Owns

-DarkHero-, apparently, it will be coming out for Wii. Since TS:FP, I don't think I can wait for TS4. I hope they keep Duckman Drake :D

bendall01
bendall01

I want more news on TS4 ALREADY &!@(*#&*(!

bendall01
bendall01

I want more news on TS4 ALREADY &!@(*#&*(!

-DarkHero-
-DarkHero-

aww man I dont think its on wii and i still to wait 4 months for the Xbox :(

Stu_ponk
Stu_ponk

Butteres So, platforms, who cares, as long as PS3 get it. Nintendo deserve it too afer PD.

mrcong
mrcong

Come on, where is the TS4 Page? This is ridiculous

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

wow man im really missing future perfect's online play. all free radical needs to do for me right now is release future perfect on xbox originals. im goin out to buy it for my gf this weekend bc she really wants it lol. if anyone wants to play on live let me know. add me... VolcomStoned v2

scorch-62
scorch-62

Master Chimp? I hope he's a character exclusive for the 360 (therefore putting this little teaser to some use). :D I wonder why this doesn't have a gamespace yet... :? Gears 2 had one before it was even ANNOUNCED.

debbydebby
debbydebby

I'm gonna buy a ps3 for this game

JDaleMoney
JDaleMoney

sweet i love timesplitters and on PS3 it willl look sick

cruxe
cruxe

wii............... meh. Dual analog FTW! dont get me wrong i like wii. But it wouldn't hold its ground if TS4 was on other consoles aswell

jed1516
jed1516

wow this game is going to be amazing hope they keep the map editor and the great story line

copp62
copp62

YESSSS!!! I LOVE TIMESPLITTERS!!!! I HOPE ITS FOR PS2!!!!!!!!