MicroBot swarms XBLA, PSN in winter 2011

EA teams with RoboBlitz dev Naked Sky on twin-stick, nanotech-hunting shooter for Microsoft's, Sony's online consoles.


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Dual-stick shooters are in no short supply on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, but Electronic Arts will be offering a new take on the genre next winter. Today, the publisher announced MicroBot, a twin-stick shooter targeted at Microsoft's and Sony's online platforms.

MicroBot tells the story of a science experiment gone awry. Having created a nanomachine to seek out and destroy infectious diseases, MicroHexon Research finds itself grappling with a threat of its own making. Rather than destroying infectious disease themselves, the nanomachines have turned, aligning themselves with the plagued cells within a human body and multiplying at an alarming rate.

MicroBot aims for the jugular, along with other vital parts of the body.
MicroBot aims for the jugular, along with other vital parts of the body.

It is gamers' responsibility to assume command of a microscopic ship to destroy these machines at the cellular level. To do so, players will traverse a variety of internal environments, delving the depths of human veins, bones, lungs, and brains. Each internal system poses a different challenge, and EA notes that the game features dynamically generated levels to provide a new experience through each run-through.

Throughout the course of the game, players will unlock additional pieces of microtechnology to aid them in their struggle. The game also features a drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer mode.

MicroBot is in development at RoboBlitz developer Naked Sky Entertainment. For more information, check out GameSpot's first look at the game.

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