Monday, 1 August 2011

News: Timepslitters 4 announcement imminent...

Fans of gun wielding primates can breathe a collective sigh of relief, Timesplitters 4 isn’t dead. Timesplitters is series of  fast paced FPS-games with an emphasis on multiplayer and timed challenges rather than single player campaigns (think Call of Duty with a sense of humour and monkeys added for good measure).


Crytek UK, formerly Free Radical Design, currently hold the rights to the Timesplitters series, of which the last game, Timesplitters: Future Perfect was released on Gamecube, Xbox and PS2 in 2005. Since then development has been a bit bumpy, not Duke Nukem bumpy, but fairly uneven. A teaser pic of a monkey in Master Chief’s power armour surfaced in late 2007 but since then nothing has been seen, leaving many to assume that the game had been canned.



After Free Radical went into administration it appeared this rumour may well have been true. But, like a phoenix from the flames, Timesplitters appears to be about to burst back onto the scene and make a go at reclaiming its crown (Timesplitters 2 being the best selling FPS on PS2). A small note in the corner of this month’s (August 2011) Official Playstation Magazine reads:


“Gun-wielding monkeys are finally making a comeback! A fourth Timesplitters title is to be announced soon,”


This is one series I personally can’t wait to see make a return. I fondly remember playing game after game of this with my friends with a massive grin on my face. Sure it may not have the gritty edge of Call of Duty, or the sense of scale that Battlefield has, but until you’ve survived a wave of burning monkeys armed with a chain guns, it has to be said that you have not truly lived.


[source: gematsu]

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