Platform: PS2, XB
ETA: Q4 2003
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looks like there will be an action game filled with rapid shooting and
killing this season after all. Other games such as Half-Life
2 and Full Spectrum Warrior
hitting store shelves later this season rely on not only action, but a
tactical sense. Kill Switch will relieve those of us who just want to
pick up the controller, and squeeze off a few rounds.
developed by Namco, Kill Switch is a single-player military game based
on quick movement and continuous shooting. Because most of the time you
will be pinned down by enemy fire, the system of firing in Kill Switch
will be unique to the game. In other games poking your head out of a
tight situation would cause it to be blown off; but in Kill Switch, you
can leave your head down in a system called “blindfire shooting”.
This and other features will quickly mow down enemy units in the way,
and clear up the screen for pinpoint hits on other targets.
The game will be played in the third person, and feature many arcade elements. There will not be a multiplayer attached to Kill Switch, though the game is screaming for one to be implemented. The game is scheduled to be released for the Playstation 2 and Xbox consoles in the fourth quarter of this year.
Offensive Cover System -
players can offensively engage the enemy from cover, with little risk to
allows the player to launch a frontal assault against the enemy without
being exposed to counter-fire
Enemies react to the player’s actions and, like the player, utilize
surrounding environments for cover!
Enemies work together in teams and not only seek out and engage
the player, but also use team-based tactics and attacks
Six war-themed missions, spread out over approximately 18 different
levels that feature environments from Middle Eastern deserts to an
underground submarine base
- Eric Lahiji
(August 6, 2003)