Iron Galaxy Studios’ Extinction could’ve been called “Attack on Ogres” but it still looks fantastic.
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If Attack on Titan hasn’t scratched your itch to kill giants bent on destroying humanity, Extinction might be right up your alley. Announced earlier this month by Iron Galaxy Studios, Extinction puts you in the cape of a Sentinel – one of the few remaining warriors tasked with keeping the Ravenii from wiping out human settlements. Considering many of these beasts tower over your cities, that may not seem like an easy task. Thankfully a new E3 gameplay trailer explains how it’s done, showing off key gameplay features along the way.
As the video begins, Ravenii forces have start making their way towards your settlement. The match opens with a combat scene against several human-sized Ravenii, a great opportunity to showcase the Sentinel’s attacks, dodges, and special attacks. Afterwards, the player tests out moves for fast-traveling across the city – from bouncing off awnings to using whips to swing across ledges – before entering combat with a massive ogre.
The large-scale Ravenii are a major challenge, taking out Sentinels in a single hit. (Not to mention walls and buildings, thanks to the game’s destruction physics.) With their massive health and protective armor, players will need to use strategy to stop the ogres in their tracks. Once armor is destroyed, Sentinels can slice off legs to hinder movement and arms to stop attacks, making your task much easier. Eventually, you can climb up their back to make the kill.
Of course, you’ll still have to deal with the additional waves which follow.
Extinction launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2018.