Centipede: Infestation

Thanks to our friends over at Atari for giving us this bit of information. I would really love to have that logo in a pin format!

“Los Angeles, CA — April 19, 2011 — Twelve years after a nuclear war, the world has turned into an uninhabitable wasteland with mutant insects and humanity holding onto survival in outposts hidden from the poisonous air and killer Centipedes. This Fall, Nintendo fans can become humanity’s only hope for survival as Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment and developer WayForward re-imagine the legendary video game franchise Centipede for a new generation of gamers with Centipede: Infestation.

Centipede: Infestation is a post-apocalyptic action experience that features run-n-gun shooting style gameplay with tower defense-style objects, paying homage to the original Centipede while bringing the brand into the 21st century. Players assume the role of an orphaned teenager hero named Max as he trudges through the wasteland, fighting off giant bugs. During Max’s travels he encounters a young teen named Maisy who possesses a collection of seeds that hold the secret to bringing plant life back to the wasteland. Max and Maisy join forces to grow these gardens and protect the last natural resources on earth.

Players will be swarmed by mutated spiders, beetles, grubs, caterpillars, moths, and boss insects across the game’s expansive world of seven environments and 40 stages. To defeat these mutant species and restore mankind, players will have to use an array of weaponry — Lightning Orb Gun, Nuke Cannon, Freezethrower, Mine Launcher, and more – as well as power-ups to fight through the invasions.

Like the toadstool of the original Centipede game, each insect has a unique defensive object that it can leave behind, as a ‘special’ variation.. These defensive objects are short-lived combat tools that distract, attack, or block insect assaults during battle.

Additionally, the game allows players to team up with friends to fight off even more bugs with 2 player co-op multiplayer features. Nintendo 3DS players will be able to take advantage of unique StreetPass™ features that enable them to uniquely share content between passing Nintendo 3DS users. Centipede: Infestation for Nintendo 3DS will also feature gooey 3D visuals and ad-hoc multiplayer for 2 player co-op.”

Thanks to IGN for the announcement video below!

VicSage

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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4 thoughts on “Centipede: Infestation

  1. At first glance I really do like the idea of making it the idea of making this a shooter, but I would have preferred a top down, Smash TV style gameplay. I find these 3/4 views slightly annoying for shooters.

    Seems like strike 1 before I even get my hands on it, but I will still give it a shot.

  2. @Doug I don’t believe the original had a story. Not until the 2600 version that is.

    I’m looking forward to this, looks like fun…the character of Maisy, with her abilities sounds interesting. I assume that would be only for the Wii though.

    @mrghosty True, friend. Quite true. Still…looks like a bit of fun. :)

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