Friday, September 10, 2010

Firefall, a free-to-play MMO shooter

GameSpy posted about a free-to-play MMO shooter that will be coming out near the end of 2011 named Firefall. It looks to be a game to keep on the look out.

Red 5 made the unveiling of its debut title at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle this afternoon, describing Firefall as a team-based action shooter that combines intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale co-op play.

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Firefall paints a beautifully devastating vision of Earth 200 years in the future. The promise of a new clean energy source, Crystite, leads to the disastrous arrival of the Melding, a hostile energy storm that engulfs most of our home planet. Earth's surviving humans must band together in the eye of the Melding storm to save our species. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges as a bloodthirsty race known as The Chosen threatens humanity's survival.
Players will take on each other and The Chosen using the power of Battleframes, highly customizable armor that will allow gamers to specialize how they play the game.

The game will be completely free to play, with microtransactions available for upgrades and expansions.
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Below are two videos of the game. The first is a cinematic trailer and the second is a gameplay walkthrough video. The game looks good and looks to have lots of shoot em up action.

Firefall Cinematic Trailer

Firefall PAX 2010 Gameplay Walkthrough

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