Second Extinction was revealed during Inside Xbox livestream, and it's possible that you might find it a little familiar with Generation Zero beyond the obvious Turok ambiance: It's a co-op F P S for up to three players about humans fighting to survive against hordes of dinosaurs this time and not the robots, but not just the regular, everyday dinosaurs that we know and love, but mutant dinosaurs, like electric raptors and T-rexes that are even bigger than regular T-rexes. And let me tell you the regular ones are pretty big to start with.
Instead of huddling in Swedish caves, the last remains of humanity in Second Extinction have fled to safety in space, from where they launch guerrilla strikes against the reptilian overlords. And instead of worn shotguns and bolt-action rifles from the '70s, players will have access to unique weapons and abilities that will deliver "explosive results against overwhelming opposition in challenging set piece engagements."
Description and Features:
Running with that high concept at its core, Second Extinction is a fast-paced co-op shooter elevated by playing with your friends, although we’d love to see some solo mission runs on Mixer for the truly hardcore.
As the dinosaurs took over our planet, some people made their escape to an orbital station set up by a group called the ERA. Humanity has licked its wounds and now returns to find out more about this unbelievable enemy. This is where The Extinction War begins. Players pick from a roster of four survivors from around the world, a group that will continue to grow after launch.
You join up with friends, pick a mission, load-out, and then hurtle your way planetside for your adventure to begin. Once your mission goals have been completed, you’ll have to navigate a dangerous extraction in order for you and your teammates to make it out alive. Safely back home, you get to use your rewards to purchase new weapons, upgrade them, and get ready to leap back in!
We love dinosaurs but wanted our own take on them for Second Extinction. We had to keep a balance so they were recognizably dinosaurs, and not the cute kind. These freaks of nature each have unique traits that require different approaches in combat. How they even exist, the root of the mutations, and their seeming intelligence will be a mystery for players to discover over the coming campaigns.
We set out to make a game that could deliver on the spectacle you would expect from our heritage. We wanted a beautiful natural world, a ton of crazy looking enemies on screen, huge explosions, and as much blood as Nadia, our VFX artist, could pump out. It isn’t subtle, nor did we want it to be. Part of the joy of playing this game comes from that intensity of the action as bombs burst and limbs fly.
With Systemic Reaction being a part of the Avalanche Studios Group, we have the huge benefit of building the game using the APEX Engine. This may lead many to believe our game will feature a massive open world. Instead, I’d like you to think of Second Extinction’s world as more of a Big Map. As we were working with melee vs. ranged (aka claws vs bullets), we found blending the systemic features of an open world with more traditional level design elements made the combat more interesting and strategic.
GENRE: Action FPS
DEVELOPER: Systemic Reaction
PUBLISHER: Systemic Reaction
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, Xbox One
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 (64-Bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
Storage: 30 GB available space
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