You read the headline correct Insomniacs. After being with Sony for so many years, it may come as a surprise to learn that Insomniac, famed created of Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance, has now become a true independent third party. We’ve already taken a look at their new multi-platform action game, Overstrike, but before that arrives the developer plans to release an action adventure game for…Facebook. Yeah, none of us saw that coming either. We’ve got the first trailer for Outernauts right here.
We see a huge opportunity to reach an entirely different audience of gamers through Facebook. As we have demonstrated for nearly twenty years in the console games space, we’re confident we can help evolve the definition of a game experience on Facebook. With Outernauts, we are delivering a deep story with real RPG strategy, coupled with Insomniac’s signature sense of humor.
The press release EA sent over does a really good job of pitching the game to the masses, so here goes.
Outernauts is an adventure role-playing game that casts players as members of United Earth’s elite Outernaut force. The Outernauts are charged with capturing and training exotic alien beasts as they uncover the riddle behind mysterious “ancients” while battling pirates and evil corporations seeking to control the galaxy. Players will explore planets, harvest loot, and fight asynchronously alongside or against friends to master a wild, untamed universe.
I’m not going to leave you with just that. Instead here are the first screenshots that go along with the trailer.
I suppose the only thing left to say is, what do you guys think of this?