Sony fanboys, this is your time to let out one big collective sigh. Quantum Theory, from Tecmo Koei, a title that was being touted as a PS3 Gears of War killer, is now multiplatform. It has been announced that the 3rd person action title will be hitting the Xbox 360 this spring as well. I know many hardcore brand loyalists will be distraught by this decision while those in the MS camp will be pointing fingers whilst chanting na, na, na, na, na, na. While I’m surprsed this announcement comes this late it makes you wonder about Tecmo’s motivations. Perhaps development costs went over budget and they had to ensure a return on their investment. Or it was never exclusive to begin with. Either way, now everyone will be able to play this highly stylized shooter this Spring. For more information check out the press release below.
For Immediate Release:QUANTUM THEORYTM GOES MULTIPLATFORM
Tecmo Koei’s Sci-Fi, Action Third-Person Shooter Arrives Spring 2010 on the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®
Letchworth, Herts.—December 04, 2009—Video game publisher TECMO KOEI EUROPE announced today that QUANTUM THEORY™ will be a multiplatform release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Both versions are scheduled to arrive in Europe in spring 2010.
QUANTUM THEORY is Tecmo Koei Europe’s newest original IP and the company’s first attempt at the third-person shooter genre. Players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and will battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield, aided by the mysterious acrobatic Filena. In addition to single player campaign, QUANTUM THEORY also supports four modes of online multiplayer, complete with voice chat for real-time communication.
Many years have passed since the world war inflicted catastrophic damage on the human race, leaving only a few survivors. In their new community “Cocoon,” life has been threatened by a black material called Erosion, creating a post-apocalyptic environment. Surviving humans recruit a militia to conquer the Erosion and set out to take down the evil, “Living Tower”. Arriving at the scene is the stalwart warrior Syd, whose only intentions are to destroy the Tower. He meets the beautiful and mysterious Filena as they both ascend to the top in their search for answers. The erosion of the Tower intensifies as the players climb up through the moving landform.
• Shape-Shifting Battlefield: Navigate through a dark fantasy world where the intense battleground surprises you with new and challenging obstacles by changing its form in real-time
• Two-Character Combination Actions: Syd and Filena, an AI-controlled partner, perform actions as a pair—in some instances, that is the only way to overcome hurdles. Strategically perform combos for a more powerful, fierce attack against colossal enemies
• Online Play: Continue your adventure with others in four online modes
• Distinctive Art Nouveau Style Environment:Radiant colors and the mixture of organic elements complements both action and technology
QUANTUM THEORY is not yet rated by PEGI.
ABOUT TECMO KOEI
TECMO Inc. is a global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Torrance, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO, LTD., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger. More information on TECMO can be found atwww.tecmogames.com.
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