PSN Exclusive Smash ‘N’ Survive Dated
Version 2 Games Limited has announced that its first release, vehicle combat game Smash ‘N’ Survive, will be available exclusively on the PlayStation Network on the 9th of February.
The game features 30 customizable cars, 10 destructible maps, a single player campaign and split screen. Vehicles include muscle, agile, monster, buggy and SUV vehicles, and you will be able to add melee weapons such as a flame thrower, sonic boom, blades, magneto pulsar and duel saw. There will be eight gameplay types, including vehicle melee combat, demolition derby, group derby, plant the bomb, protect the convoy, chase, finding and escorting your team mate and checkpoint challenge.
Six player online multiplayer will be available in April 2012 as free DLC.
According to the press release, Smash ‘N’ Survive is “the first global PlayStation 3 release from an Indian development studio and publisher”, but Ra.One saw a release last year, and was developed by the Trine in Mumbai – admittedly with the help of SCEE London.
The publisher also released some assets, some of which you can tell aren’t in-game, while others appear to be screenshots:
Rajat Ojha, President of Version 2 Games, said:
Smash ‘N’ Survive has been developed exclusively for the PlayStation Network, and is an action packed intuitive pick-up-and-play brutal vehicle brawler, that with endless hours of single and multiplayer madness offers fantastic value. We are proud to be the team behind India’s debut PlayStation 3 release and look forward to establishing a dedicated community and expanding the Smash ‘N’ Survive universe post-launch with future downloadable content.
Smash ‘N’ Survive offers nuances/ideas that are not usually seen in games of this genre especially in the premise you don’t need to chase and surpass the vehicles but you have to smash and ‘kill’ cars, whilst the group Demolition Derby and planting a bomb are also being tried for the first time. Each of the many locations offers a new challenge and objective – the territory control is where players will play dominance play by capturing the territories or assisting their friends to capture the territory, you can also try to reclaim your territory. Plant the bomb is about getting to a certain destination or conversely finding and defusing a bomb that you must find.
Players apparently can also take control of environmental factors such as tornadoes to destroy opponents’ cars, which does sound like a potentially interesting gameplay element.