If you missed the bizarre first-person-brawler Zeno Clash
the first time around you have another chance to check it out, as it's coming to XBLA this spring, courtesy of Atlus. The friendly folks at Atlus wouldn't want you going into this admittedly strange game without an idea of what it's like, so just in time for GDC they've served up a new trailer to pique your interests. Check it out below.
GDC 2010: ATLUS RELEASES FULL TRAILER FOR ZENO CLASH: ULTIMATE EDITION, FIRST-PERSON BRAWLER FOR XBOX LIVE ARCADE FOR XBOX 360
Opportunistic publisher not really at GDC, just using prefix for added attention
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MARCH 09, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today released the official full trailer for Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition™, the indie first-person brawler for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The trailer, which offers gamers their best look yet at the world of Zenozoik, also brings more attention to the game's narrative, an oft-overlooked aspect of what makes Zeno Clash a unique, can't-miss experience.
"Discussions about Zeno Clash tend to focus on the game's fantasticly satisfying first-person melee combat and hauntingly gorgeous art direction, but often overlook one of the game's greatest strengths: its story," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus. "With powerful themes of deception, revenge, and redemption, a creative non-linear chronology of events, and set within a fully-realized world inhabited by outlandish albeit believable creatures, Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition delivers, quite appropriately, one heck of a knockout punch. Gamers will be hard pressed to find a better, more substantial offering, not to mention a better value."
Beyond its core strengths, Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition also boasts a number of significant additions and enhancements over the game's original release. Cooperative split-screen and online multiplayer for the game's Tower and Pit Challenges lets players fight side-by-side, and online leaderboards let pugilists put their punching proficiency to the test. New weapons and melee moves expand the game's already deep combat, while tweaks to the controls and optimizations to the engine make beating the crap out of enemies even more enjoyable. In short, it's called "Ultimate Edition" for a reason.
Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 is scheduled to release in Spring 2010. Visit the official game website (www.zenoclash.com) for more information.
About Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition
In the land of Zenozoik, the city of Halstedom is ruled by a powerful clan, one which Ghat has betrayed by committing a terrible sin. Now, Ghat's brothers and sisters are pursuing him and his companion Deadra through strange and twisted lands, beyond the boundaries of the sane to the ends of the world. What was Ghat's crime and why did he commit it? The bare-knuckled brawl to reach the truth has just begun.
* Fascinating world of grotesque beauty--Equal parts breathtakingly beautiful and utterly disturbing, prepare to be swallowed up in a surreal fantasy world powered by the Source engine. Explore lush environments and confront bizarre animal-humanoid foes on your mission of discovery and redemption.
* Visceral first person fighting--Combat is up close, personal, and entirely satisfying. Start with a series of punches, kicks, and grabs, follow up with a knee to the enemy's face, and hit him with a finishing move to send him flying yards away. Learn new moves to mix it up. Guns and melee weapons offer additional power and tactical options.
* Ultimate edition additions--The already highly praised gameplay has received an overhaul that includes combat rebalancing, interface enhancements, improved animations, new modes, and new gameplay content.
* New cooperative play modes--Enlist a friend to take on enemy waves in Tower Challenge, a special survival mode that offers additional replayability beyond the single-player campaign. Play cooperatively online, or locally via split screen. With leaderboards to rank you against your friends, the challenge never ends!
Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition has been rated "T" for Teen with Blood and Gore, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence by the ESRB.