Nexuiz trailer and screens

by: Nathaniel -
Luckily, you generally don't need to know how to pronounce a game's title to write about it.

The new online arena FPS, called Nexuiz, and powered by CryENGINE 3, offers up hot sci-fi action and over 100 Dynamic Mutators.  What are Dynamic Mutators?  Well, they are power-ups (or downs) that will allow you to do everything from executing super-powered melee attacks, firing your weapons abnormally fast, to using jump jets.  However, it can also offer negatives, like stealing away your ability to see colors.  Honestly, I'm only assuming that's a negative thing.  It sure seems like it would be though.

Nexuiz hits the Xbox Live Arcade On February 29 for 800 MSP ($10.00).  It hits the PSN and PC later this spring.

To learn more, follow the jump.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THQ CONFIRMS PRICE AND RELEASE DATE FOR NEXUIZ
CryENGINE® powered Arena FPS scheduled to debut on Xbox LIVE Arcade on February 29 for 800 Microsoft Points


AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Machinima today announced that Nexuiz is scheduled to launch on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (via Xbox LIVE®) on February 29 for 800 Microsoft Points as part of Microsoft's 'House Party' season of Xbox LIVE Arcade titles.

Nexuiz will also appear on PlayStation®3 and PC later this spring.

Developed by Denver-based IllFonic and powered by CryENGINE®3, Nexuiz re-invents classic, fast-paced arena first-person shooter gameplay for the modern console audience with the addition of Dynamic Mutators - game-changing power ups that can turn the tide of battle in an instant.

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About THQ
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About Machinima
Machinima is the dominant video entertainment network for serious gamers around the world. The number one entertainment channel on YouTube, Machinima served over 2 billion video views in 2010 alone, reaches over 116 million gamers monthly, and delivers over one billion video views a month, and growing. Machinima's global content network features official publisher content, gameplay videos and original content, including over 20 original weekly shows, all aimed at the coveted 18-34 year old male demographic. Machinima is fast-becoming a global phenomenon with an ability to capture a cultural sensibility and awareness among a next generation of entertainment consumers and marketers alike. The company is backed by MK Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About IllFonic
Illfonic is an indie video game development studio committed to delivering AAA games digitally to consoles and PC. Launched in 2007, IllFonic utilizes many avenues in pop culture to cross brand its products in film, television, sports, music and clothing. With offices in Los Angeles and Denver, the company has built a team of artists, developers, producers and musicians who believe that providing fun game-play means conveying the highest level of visual and musical awe along with an immersive environment.

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