Gears of War devs go toon, newly announced Fortnite

 

By Posted 16 Dec 2011, 20:41

Most of you will be familiar with Epic Games as being the developer of the series Gears of War. The successful series is loved by the majority of Xbox 360 gamers and while it’s a far-fetched fictional game it still maintains an element of realism about it. That realism is no longer a priority for Epic it seems as they have gone ‘toon’ for their newly announced game Fortnite.

Along with the announcement came the launch of the debut trailer for the game which lasts just over a minute long. During that time viewers are able to get a glimpse of what they are to expect from Fortnite, which seems to be a cross between Call of Duty’s Zombies mode and Oddworld. The clip shows a group of people ransacking a derelict supermarket for supplies before they quickly retreat back to their fortified house followed by a horde of small alien like creatures with glowing eyes and sharp teeth.

The game is reportedly set in a post-apocalyptic era which judging from the video has caused an outbreak of flesh eating mutants that only come out at night and hunt in large groups. Although there is no gameplay featured in this trailer, there was the sound of gunfire heard in the background suggesting that the game may be a shooter. Whether it is an FPS or third-person shooter therefore remains to be confirmed.

In an interview with Joystiq, Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski stated ‘Gears has been amazing for us. But it’s fun to kind of stretch our wings and do something that’s a little different from the usual.’ Unfortunately nothing official about a release date or what platform the game will be appearing on was revealed. So far the game looks as though it will be fun to play even though it’s a lot different from what we’re used to seeing from Epic. Don’t forget to check out the trailer below for the first glimpses of the new game.

Does Fortnite look like a game you would want to play? What are you hoping for from it?

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