Today during PlayStation Experience, developer Housemarque (the team behind Resogun and Alienation) announced a new twin-stick shooter called Nex Machina.
Via a PlayStation Blog post, Housemarque’s Mikael Haveri shared a few details on the title, which is being created in collaboration with Defender and Smash TV creator Eugene Jarvis.
The game has been in development for quite some time already, and was previously called “the Jarvis Project”, which translates (roughly) to Death Machine. Further, according to Housemarque its their “most explosive top-down shooter” yet, and will provide a “true arcade experience.”
Here’s a brief story overview:
In a world where humans have become more and more addicted to technology, machines have evolved from simple helpers to replacements for unwanted jobs — conscious entities with their own feelings. Robots surpassed mankind’s abilities, becoming the superior being, and started to refuse to serve us.
After the singularity, the rise of the machines was inevitable — and unstoppable. But nobody even noticed. Mankind’s best and brightest were too busy updating their status on social media. When all seems lost, out of the blue a mysterious hero appears: you. Who sent you? Will you save humanity from itself once again? And last but not least, are your skills sharp enough to confront an army of fiendish robots out for blood?
Further details like a price were not divulged, however, Housemarque will have more details in the next few months. Meanwhile, you can check out the first trailer and screenshots below: