KILLER FREAKS FROM OUTER SPACE
Wii U Out: 2012 GAMERS who feel the Wii’s catalogue is too focused on casual entertainment would do well to check out Killer Freaks from Outer Space.
This first-person shooter is being developed exclusively for Nintendo’s next system — the Wii U due in 2012 — and looks like good, gory fun.
As one of the last human survivors in the wake of an alien invasion, players will find themselves facing everything from sharp-toothed little critters that attack in swarms to giant robots that stalk across cityscapes.
In addition to traditional weapons, players will be armed with more exotic items such as a saw-blade launcher and a jetpack.
The key element of Killer Freaks From Outer Space, however, is the fact that it’s being designed to make the most of the Wii U’s innovative new controller that has a 6.2-inch touchscreen and motion-sensing technology.
To that end, Killer Freaks eliminates the need for the TV screen entirely.
Players view the action on the Wii U controller’s screen and control their character using the thumbsticks and motion control.
By moving the controller, players can look around them and should have a gratifying level of accuracy aiming.
Killer Freaks will also have a number of multiplayer options, from four-player co-operative play to adversarial multiplayer.
One mode demonstrated has a player defending against waves of enemies sent into battle by another player.
With gory action and a darkly comical edge, Killer Freaks is a game to keep an eye on. Like the Wii U, it will be out some time in 2012.
Gotcha: An alien is blasted in Killer Freaks From Outer Space.