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Check out Visceral Melbourne’s final project, Blood Dust

Thursday, 10th November 2011 22:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Footage has emerged of Blood Dust, the under-wraps project in the works at the shuttered Melbourne arm of Visceral Studios.

Kotaku reports the game was set in the 1930′s, and offered a run-and-gun three-player experience. It sported three factions, nine classes, and 100 upgradeable weapons and abilities, plus some unique acrobatic features like wall walking.

An online-only spin off of The Ripper, another EA title yet to see the light of day, Blood Dust saw players competing with spies, the US army, a fictional organisation which laid the foundation for the CIA and carnival freaks for the titular substance – a powerful steroid-like drug.

The footage below looks pretty sweet, but fear not – this talent may not have ben lost to us. According to Kotaku’s source, EA was quite proactive about keeping the lay offs civil, and almost all the staffers who worked on this project were offered jobs at EA studios in the US when the Melbourne studio closed.

Additionally, designer Gerry Sakkas may be forming his own start up studio with former EA and THQ employees, and lead artist Kamil Hamra may open an asset outsourcing company.

Take a good long look at Blood Dust below; the project has apparently been completely shelved – but The Ripper may be back in action.

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  1. xino

    my god

    violence is so freaking overrated man!

    no one is coming with anything new, innovative or revolutionary.

    everyone is just following the same god damn path every follows.

    the game looks generic as f*k! Its like Strangers Wrath online but you can also play with other monsters.

    and I hate these ANNOYING scores on screen everytime you kill. They need to stop all these bulls… trends man.

    and dubstep is garbage and sh*! just the same annoying beats. No one is making a good dubstep. The first ever dubstep I heard from a friend sounded so good, now ever other trash dubstep I listen to are the same copy and paste sounds and jingles

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    hahah looks terrible

    #2 3 years ago
  3. PowerT

    @1

    Yeah, but what do you really think?

    #3 3 years ago