Mindjack, the third-person shooter from Square Enix that integrates singleplayer with multiplayer by allowing players to jump into NPC characters via hacking a la The Matrix, has an official release date.
The game will be available in North America on January 18th of the upcoming year, and followed shortly thereafter in Japan on January 27th.
You can read my E3 impressions of the game here, or hit the jump for a quick summary of what the game is all about. In addition to this news are new screenshots and a trailer that are posted below.
LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2010) -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, has announced release dates for MINDJACK™, the Company’s upcoming third-person shooter for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
The game, which is being developed in Japan by feelplus inc., will release in North America on January 18, 2011, followed by Japan on January 27.
MINDJACK is a unique action shooter that will push the boundaries of the third-person genre with its thrilling co-operative gameplay, mind control abilities and other incredible surprises. The game will effectively blur the line between traditional single- and multi-player gameplay, creating a campaign experience where non-playable characters can, at any moment, transform into human-controlled allies or gun-toting foes.
Set in 2031, MINDJACK throws players into the life of Jim Corbijn, a field agent with the Federal Intelligence Agency’s elite “Direct Intervention Force.” As Jim becomes embroiled in a clandestine war between governments and corporations, he employs futuristic technology that allows him to take control of other characters and machines within the game world by “hacking” into them.
As networked players join another gamer’s single-player campaign through Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, they seamlessly transform the experience into co-operative multiplayer, instantly altering the challenge and game world, resulting in each game session being truly unique.
MINDJACK is rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
For more information about MINDJACK please visit the official website at http://www.mindjackgame.com and follow the game on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MindjackGame.