ESRB Watch: THQ is Publishing Nexuiz
I am pretty sure we haven’t heard a word about this game since Eric and I saw it at PAX in 2010. If you don’t remember anything about Nexuiz, I don’t blame you, check this video for a rundown.
But yea, after a long hiatus Nexuiz is back and with a publisher. Due to some ESRB leaking we now know that THQ will be manning the publisher ship.
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of futuristic soldiers who battle alien factions. Players use machine guns, laser blasters, and rocket launchers to kill humanoid robots and aliens. The frenetic battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain. Enemies collapse to the ground and disappear when defeated; points are awarded for higher kill counts. When activated, one customization mode—a “cartoony” icon (called Farty Poopy) of an animal dropping appears—causes players’ weapons to emit flatulence sounds. As the game progresses, players can achieve the rank of “Bad A*s.”
Nexiuz is rated T for Teen and will be out in 2012.