Square’s Mindjack gets a January release date

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 November 2010 16:06 GMT

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Square Enix has announced a release date for Mindjack in the US and Japan.

The press release didn’t provide a date for Europe, but we’ll send a mail.

Mindjack is the Fell Plus’ online third-person action shooter for PS3 and Xbox 360 which contains co-operative gameplay, mind control abilities and other “incredible surprises”. The game promises to “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 revolves around Jim Corbijn, a government field agent with who becomes embroiled in a “clandestine war between governments and corporations” and to combat the offenders, he employs futuristic technology allowing him to take control of other characters and machines within the game world by “hacking” into them. Networked players join in with other single-player campaigns through Xbox Live or PSN via co-operative multiplayer, which will instantly altering game world and challenges posed.

Mindjack will release in North America on January 18,followed by Japan on January 27.

Check out the box art below and screenshots below.

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