SEGA and Avalanche announce digital download title Renegade Ops

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 16:45 GMT

SEGA has announced Renegade Ops from Avalanche Studios, which is a military co-op, vehicular shooter from the Just Cause 2 developers.

Hinted at earlier in the month by Avalanche, the digitally downloadable title puts players in a mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman and commander of a sinister terrorist organisation “intent on global domination.” Players will defeat enemies across a range of environments using a variety of vehicles using electro magnetic shock waves and some using Gatling guns.

Along with the single-player component, the game includes two-player offline co-op via split screen and four-player online co-op complete with leaderboards.

“Renegade Ops is Avalanche Studios’ first strategic step into the world of digitally downloaded games, but certainly not the last. With a strong foundation in our unique technology, we can allow our teams working on digitally downloaded games to unleash their creativity,” commented Christofer Sundberg, Avalanche’s founder and executive producer.

“A number of developers in the studio wanted to try developing a smaller digital project, so we gathered a team, built a new IP and SEGA gave us the opportunity to carry this out. The IP is all about driving or flying around blowing stuff up while playing with your friends and that to us, is a dream-project,” added senior producer Andreas Thorsén.

Renegade Ops is slated for release on PC, PSN, and XBL this year.

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