Posted 6 August

Scourge: Outbreak Infecting PSN Soon

Hi PlayStation fans! I’m Omar Salleh, Lead Game Designer at Tragnarion Studios, based here in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Since our announcement in May about the upcoming release of our third person shooter Scourge: Outbreak, we’ve been hard at work wrapping things up and getting the game ready for launch in a couple of month’s time.

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We’re especially keen to see players get a kick out of the co-op narrative style that we’ve developed, whereby each of the game’s four playable characters experiences their own unique flashbacks throughout the game. These memories are designed to fit together as a kind of jig-saw puzzle, so the best way to get the full picture is to discuss them with your buddies. Some show dubious details about yourself, while others cast doubt on your squad-mates. Who’s the real enemy? What’s going on? What did you see? Don’t worry… single-player is a complete experience in and of itself, but co-op is where this style of narrative really shines.

We’ve also worked hard on bringing a polished, fluid and action-packed third person shooter to the PlayStation community. Scourge: Outbreak is often compared to other well-established third person shooters, but we’ve tried to capture a faster-paced, less methodical combat feel than what typifies other examples of the genre. Echo Squad’s four members are not simply re-skinned carbon copies of each other. Each boasts different special abilities, as well as different stats that affect weapon handling.

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With full single-player and four-player co-op campaign support, plus versus multiplayer modes and maps, we’re confident there will be enough action for everyone.

Many people assume that developing games in Spain must be all sun, sea and fun. Ok, yes… As I write this, it’s a sunny afternoon outside here in Palma — but there’s no time to enjoy it at the moment — we’ve got a game to finish!”

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Alan2500 6 August, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   1

Looks great :D i wish it could be released already since im going on a trip with some friends in 2 weeks or so

Omar Salleh 6 August, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   2

Sorry Alan — hopefully you can pick it up when you’re back! :)

 
specialalaa 6 August, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   3

Multiplayer mode will definitely keep the action going! I just hope you’re planning to release more maps (and modes?) through DLC, that is if there aren’t several maps to start with. Also, a question: how many players can one multiplayer game hold? If it’s more than four, then what are the other characters going to be, seeing that there are only four members in the Echo squad?

    Omar Salleh 6 August, 2012 @ 4:35 pm    

    Great questions, hope these answers help:

    1. We are releasing 5 PvP maps with the game. And more will follow as DLC
    2. 8 players in PvP
    3. You will be given the chance to play as Nogari

    Thanks!

 
Apolloeye 6 August, 2012 @ 5:14 pm   4

Will there be any local coop play? (sorry if I didn’t read it in the blurb)

    Omar Salleh 6 August, 2012 @ 5:33 pm    

    Hi. No worries.

    We didn’t plan to have split-screen mode — though you will be able to play LAN games.

 
dark_angel69 6 August, 2012 @ 5:36 pm   5

This game looks awesome. I want this now!!! :D

Is it going to be download only or will it be released on disc also?

benzopil 6 August, 2012 @ 5:59 pm   6

Wow, looks great. I’ll definitely buy this game! Could you say, will there be a challenging platinum trophie? ;) If no, I’ll buy it anyway :)

    Omar Salleh 7 August, 2012 @ 11:59 am    

    Thanks! You will be able to download the game as a free trial and buy from within the game later on should you wish.

    Omar Salleh 7 August, 2012 @ 3:24 pm    

    There will indeed, very challenging! :)

 

Hm, seems that you use Unreal Engine 3? And even the kind of body(building) type used for the characters reminds me of a certain Epic game. ;)

I wish you guys some bad weather to better concentrate on the project!

 
Jamesyp00 6 August, 2012 @ 6:42 pm   8

Looks pretty cool, hope there’s a demo to try it out.

Falcon1991 6 August, 2012 @ 6:44 pm   9

Looks very cool! :)

I’m looking forward to trying it out.

 
BeemerDream 6 August, 2012 @ 9:35 pm   10

Looks really great! :-D

 
BeAkErOo 6 August, 2012 @ 10:52 pm   11

Epic just called

They said they want their game back…

 
humantank007 6 August, 2012 @ 11:16 pm   12

Sweet stuff! Will be a must buy.

Corrupted__Hero 7 August, 2012 @ 8:01 am   13

Online Coop?
Price?
Platinum Trophy?

Some more Infos please, game looks great :)

    Omar Salleh 7 August, 2012 @ 12:00 pm    

    (1) You will be able to play up to 4-player co-op on LAN and the Internet
    (2) We haven’t finalised the price yet but it will be it in a range for all budgets
    (3) Absolutely!

 
sasukeluffy 7 August, 2012 @ 12:24 pm   14

Thanks for the info, will definetely buy this. And please a bit of PS+ love? :D

Corrupted__Hero 7 August, 2012 @ 1:28 pm   15

Thx for answering my question :)

 
wiipass 8 August, 2012 @ 1:56 pm   16

looks cool better than StarHawk,will keep an eye on this one for sure. any demo’s planned ?