TimeSplitters 4 announced

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

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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.

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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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Aquachild

Well now it looks like things are looking up for fans of the series again. Man tis is funny because SSB Brawl got delayed again and then I find out this little game is on the way. Fantastic. I love how it makes fun of other video games too. Rock on Free Radical! *Umph!*

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soufan123

OMG!! YESS!! TIMSPLITTERS 4 FOR 360 IS GONNA OWN!!! Future Perfect for me was an amazing game both online and off!! HELL YESS!! CAPTURE THE BAG!! OWNAGGE!! THIS GAME IS GONNA PWN!!!!

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rodrigo101992

yeah baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bendall01

within all seriousness - THIS GONNA ROX0RZ

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ddashboy242

I love dis series cnt wait for it to drop!!

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BoogieManZero

This is the best news all year for me...hell this is the best news since TimeSplitters: Future Perfect for me.

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Simren

OOOOOO YES. cant wait, love timespliters an i hope there is a really detailed mapmaker and a long storyline with alot of depth, there betta be some crazy guns!!

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Grahamatica

WOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT! yesssss finally! this game will rule on 360! yes yes !yes! I CANNOT WAIT!

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ninjasock

Wooooooooooohooooooooo

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devil_1994

yeeeeeeees finally

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Something tells me this game may not be as good as the last ones, They got to keep it just the right amount of serious and funny if they're trying to make it funny. I hope they make circus a level. And I hope to GOD they don't just parody games and keep parodying movies.

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omegakie

Great skit of halo but yeh cool timesplitters 4

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debbydebby

The online multiplayer of ts future perfect was brilliant. Hopefully this ones gonna be even better :)

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ektrix

;D omg i have played timesplitters 3 so much i was disapointed when i got a 360 and i couldnt play it on my 360 so i sold it whit my old xbox :( it has great mp xD hope this one to and ofcourse it MUST come on the 360 :)

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dark_rage864

Timesplitters 4 will NOT be PS3 exclusive, it will come out on the Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii, but if u guys think about it, halo and gears of war were mostly xbox games and i don't think many Sony fans would like them well i might be wrong though. - Mapmaker = yes there will be mapmaker - Story = Free Radical are not sure about the story yet, there is a chance that there may not be story. - Wii = Yes it's coming out on the Wii, that's good for the Wii cause Wii fans gets something decent for once. Lets just hope for the best that every console actually gets it otherwise then we will be disappointed wouldn't we :@

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rodrigo101992

coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to see again one of my favorite games since I cant buy haze because I dont have PS3

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sharpshooter188

hot sweaty action eh? ;)

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TheGecKOo

All I have to say is HELL YEAH!!! This game series is one of my favorite of all time. Best Replay value hands down.

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Ravi_1900

I must say timesplitters always had good graphics but they were always given a review score 8.5 approx in average. A good series but not the best.

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PerfectDark0Fan

I hope there will be a 360 version.

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PerfectDark0Fan

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adpimp

lol i love it definate buy

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Taegukki

I doubt it. It may be more fun, but it wont beat it sales wise.

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mohan88

Timesplitters 4 will beat Halo 3.

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Kwiksilva

Timesplitters is the best first person shooting series since Golden Eye 007 and Perfect Dark

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Wayward_Son_88

I love Timesplitters and I love my wii, but putting them together I'm not so sure about, I just can't seem to get comfortable with FPS controls on the wii. I hope they'll make 3 different schemes, one for the remote and nunchuck, one for the gamecube controller, and another for the virtual controller. Even if they didn't make all those control schemes, I would still have to get it.

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Taegukki

Free Radical's David Doak has described Wii development in general as "a good thing to do" and followed that up with "I think we want to put it [TimeSplitters 4] on the Wii", in an interview with Game Informer. "I'm sure it's possible to do a control scheme that works," Doak added when asked about his thoughts on developing a first-person shooter for Wii.

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darkmind-tvtome

i went looking for this (official site etc), about a month or two ago, seems i jumped the gun a bit - good news though as for the wii version, wikipedia quotes free radical as saying the wii wouldn't run anything they have scheduled for release at present, so that doesn't bode well but technically its not scheduled for release so there's still hope :)

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tyzwain

No offence but for a Wii version it would have to be downgraded. Maybe it would work, but in the meantime a release on any platform would do me good :)

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subzerodark01

WOULD IT BE SO BAD IF COME TO 360 AND FOR WII WOULD IT TimeSplitters SEIES is very good would surpise me if come to wii and later go to 360 and ps2 or ps3 that would be shocking

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Taegukki

"Cant wait, i hope itd not the Wii." Why? Is it so bad that we occasionally get a good game? There's no way it will only be on the Wii, there's even a chance it wont be on the Wii at all. Not all fans of TS have PS3's or 360's...

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RatchetofPain

I'm keeping an eye out for this one;)

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wantawii

I would be surprised if this didn't come out for the Wii. This would be a great chance for the Wii online

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zaid55

Cant wait, i hope itd not the Wii

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Taegukki

"DannyAF yea we've seen how gameplay with first-person shooters can be on Wii. Just look at Red Steel, Far Cry, and COD 3. LOL. FPSs on Wii can not be done right. " Ever played MP:C or MOH:H2? No? I suggest you try it.

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-Squirrel-

I will buy TimeSplitters for whatever system its on, I LOVE TS. I would hope that it goes to the Wii tho.

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-Sparkz-

This should definately be an online multiplayer for WII!

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Oh hell yeah, i have loved Timesplitters since i got my Xbox so i can't wait! I hope the story mode is longer though.

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gatsuragi

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh miai osai xcitedeai.....antcai aitwai

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Regginator14520

Master chimp looks awsome, hope this game comes out on wii

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InfinityMugen

Perfect Dark + GoldenEye = Timesplitters :)

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RaiKageRyu

lol, what a spoof.

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dieworm

@ fearrich Uh, there's only 3 other TS's and EA only published one. Also, EA has nothing to do with FRD anymore and is NOT publishing TS4.

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dieworm

@ Stec13 Ummm WHAT? The only exclusive TS was the first one which is by FAR the worst one (and the reason it was exclusive was the other systems weren't out at the PS2's [horrible] launch).

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fearrich

EA sure are pumping these out...

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stanley2011

sectorzero Stec13, sorry to burst your bubble, but Timesplitters 4 ain't going to be exclusive to PS3. Ya one exmple is moster hunter3 its going to be awesome for the wii I hope:D:D:D

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sectorzero

Stec13, sorry to burst your bubble, but Timesplitters 4 ain't going to be exclusive to PS3. On another note, that's the best teaser trailer of all time.

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Stec13

Better be exclusive to Sony like previous games!

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tuff_gong92

That monkey is spartan armor is so hilarious. I love the monkeys. This is good news indeed.

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dav1000

on wikipedia the owner of free radical said he would like the Wii to be the main console for Timesplitter 4!