News – SEGA announces Renegade Ops

March 31, 2011 by  
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Avalanche Software are best known for their Just Cause series, with the sequel being a particularly great game, but now they have teamed up with SEGA for a brand new game for Xbox Live Arcade and PSN.

Renegade Ops places you in a mobile commando unit that has you attempting to stop a madman – yes, the kind that wants world domination. The game is vehicle based and apparently has a varied array of wheels and wings, each with weapons such as massive gattling guns and electromagnetic shock waves.

There’s multiplayer options for two player via split-screen and four players when played online.

Renegade Ops is Avalanche Studios’ first strategic step into the world of digitally downloaded games, but certainly not the last. With a strong foundation in our unique technology, we can allow our teams working on digitally downloaded games to unleash their creativity,” commented Linus Blomberg, Executive Producer at Avalanche Studios.

Andreas Thorsén, Senior Producer of the game, sounds enthused: “A number of developers in the studio wanted to try developing a smaller digital project, so we gathered a team, built a new IP and SEGA gave us the opportunity to carry this out. The IP is all about driving or flying around blowing stuff up while playing with your friends and that to us, is a dream-project,”

Renegade Ops is SEGA’s first new IP on the digital space and we are thrilled with the remarkable visual look and extensive features that the game has to offer. It has been a great opportunity to work with a team as successful as Avalanche Studios,”commented Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “Playing Renegade Ops with friends will be a hugely enjoyable experience which will stand out above other multiplayer online co-op games.”

Expect the game in the autumn.