I love gumption, bravery and fortitude. When I fail and whine like a baby, taking my ball going home, I want to believe there are those better than me–bigger than–that can take a licking and keep coming back for more.  Well, they’re baaaack! Splash Damage, the developers of the celebrated Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars PC are back announcing a new action-shooter romp and titled – Dirty Bomb for PC.

The trailer is of the teaser variety and reveals little. Single player and multiplayer? Who knows! Pay model? Not a whisper. Release date? Probably when it’s done! We do know, the publisher is WarChest, the new free-2-play publishing arm of SP. So while the “bomb” may be “dirty,” i’st most likely be FREE. Oh, un-furrow your brow, grumpy-butt. The F-word  isn’t what it used to be. Free-2-Play has come a long way. Still what are we working with here Splash Damage?

I’m sure SP grew quite comfortable receiving endless praises for their addictive Enemy Territory games. Then came BRINK (published by Bethesda) a new multiplayer, multiplatform first-person shooter, which inherited the same sequential-and-branching objective mechanic that Splash Damage pioneered with the previous two games. Using a decidedly stylized art concept and a new Parkour-inspired movement system, things seemed  more than promising for the new IP. Upon release, I enjoyed the branching objective structure and the innovative movement, easy to use–hard to master–type stuff. But the shooting mechanics were far from skill-based and the overall reviews and reception were lukewarm-to-average. Lets hope this one does the company proud.

For more information visit the official website at DirtyBombGame.com.



Shawn Sanders

 
Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.