Exocide is a stylish first-person shooter that’s great for the GameCube
Apogee Entertainment has unveiled Exocide, a cinematic, action-packed first-person shooter where you can use four cannons to take down legions of insects, spiders, and odd creatures. Created by developer Hellforge Studios, its slightly more blocky aesthetic reminds us of some of the best early PlayStation 2 and GameCube shooters. And it’s coming to Switch in 2023.
You are humanity’s last hope against the hordes of genetically enhanced insects. Sounds like a nightmare, but with the ability to wield four weapons at the same time, your goal is simply to score points by destroying these radioactive mutants. Speed and style are critical, and you can use rocket boosts, wall jumps, and grind rails to get around. fast.
Inspired by classic 1950s invasion cinematics, the game has a real charm to match with electric combat and movement. And it definitely has some Boomer Shooter DNA in it.
For more information, check out these details from the game’s press release:
Exocide, a combo cinematic invasion shooter from Hellforge Studios and published by Apogee Entertainment, takes on legions of insects in 2023 on Steam for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Arm yourself with four (yes, four!) firearms at once as humanity’s last hope, the enigmatic Handler 128, and his excitable, colorful AI partner, JENNY. Every bullet counts in humanity’s final battle against an army of genetically engineered insects. Facing global food shortages, these once-loyal superbugs have now sworn allegiance to their survival, not their creators. But even as swarms of super-powered spiders and drones descend on the last human stronghold, who says you can’t kill in style?
Create brutal, damn cool combos in lightning-fast score-based gunplay. Strike from the air with the trusty Power Ax to stagger enemies for follow-ups, land back-to-back strikes with precision rifles, and drop off ramps in the environment to keep your kill combo going. Get up to speed with the Handler-128 Jet Boots and rack up style points as you scale walls between quarterpipes, grind down handrails or charge into battle. Enter the flow state and create a magnificent symphony of destruction to climb the scoreboard.
Higher scores unlock the full arsenal of Handler-128 creative weapons, including Jenny’s combat upgrades. Her mechanical robotic arms extend outward over Handler’s shoulders. Hold explosive barrels in her paws and throw them for AoE damage. Fire two submachine guns, and the Handler himself is armed with two shotguns, pistols, or something even more pompous. Fill each level with weapon modifications of your choice, or completely obliterate legions of bugs by lifting planted turrets from the ground with Jenny’s unmatched strength.
Revisit old stages with these new unlocks to further expand your combo, or push forward in a breakneck story campaign. Through trials and despair in a 20-year theater of war, Handler-128 and Jenny fought together and forged a bond between human and AI like never before. Watch their journey to its dramatic, unforgettable conclusion, revealing a wider knowledge of Exocide an alternate timeline through their intimate history and connection.
Exocide is coming to Switch sometime in 2023 and it looks like it should be on the lookout.
What do you think of the Exocide announcement trailer? Will you be adding to your collection of FPS games on Switch next year? Mute the sound in the comments!