Our long time readers will have noticed that the excellent Alien Breed game, available on the Amiga in 1991, was revised and released on XBox 360. It was called Alien Breed Evolution and landed in late December 2009.
We reviewed it, as we were advised it would shortly be with us on PC.
6 months later and the chaps at Team17, veteran coders and developers of the Alien Breed franchise, have just let us know about the pending PC version. They inform us that they have been working hard since the XBox version to enhance the game and make it even more fun to play.
Because of the numerous changes we are promised they will release the game on PC under another name.
For further reading here is an extract from the press release...
Alien Breed: Impact is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a classic and much revered franchise. Named after the space hulk collision that rocks the ship of the game's hero Conrad, Impact features an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons, highly detailed and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology, using Epic Software's Unreal® Engine 3.
Alien Breed: Impact is now tougher and requires more individual exploration than its predecessor. It features expanded customisability, with upgrades available for weapons that can be purchased using cash looted from corpses and lockers. If that isn't enough to whet your appetite, there are enhancements to the co-operative gameplay experience for you and a shooting buddy, not to mention the "Prologue" campaign, which takes players through an updated and expanded introduction to the world of Alien Breed.
Alien Breed: Impact is a testament to Team17's ongoing desire to improve and to recognize the community as important contributors to their games. Studio Head Martyn Brown echoes these sentiments: "We're always very keen to hear what our communities are saying about our titles and greatly consider feedback. For Alien Breed: Impact, it was great that we went back to the design and improved the game in many areas, meaning a much tighter gameplay experience for all."
About Alien BreedTM:
Alien BreedTM, recognized as one of the foremost Amiga games ever released, was launched in 1991, developed and published by Team17 Software Ltd. It proved an instant success, with the Special Edition version spending an incredible 33 unbroken weeks at the top of the UK Sales Charts. A sequel was released in 1993 (Alien Breed 2) and a 3D edition, both of which won numerous awards. The well-loved series had lain dormant for 14 years, until December 2009, when it arrived in stunning fashion with the production-heavy 'Alien Breed Evolution' on Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade achieving Christmas No. 2 sales position on Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade