Er is een screenshot vrijgegeven van Shrapnel. Het spel (eerder bekend onder M.O.U.T. 2025) is een fast-triggered futuristic 3D tactical action game (wouw, dat klinkt cool ) en gaat rechtstreeks de concurrentie aan met HALO en Tribes 2. Wat info over het spel: It is such a simple formula: Create a hit game, toss together a profitable sequel, then wring the franchise until a series of add-ons and gold re-issues dries it up. Then again, getting a franchise on its feet might not be as simple as all that. The concept might be there, but one ill-wrought ingredient could send the entire thing crashing. For this reason, we nodded with understanding when a Zombie Game representative told us, “M.O.U.T. 2025 was an awful name. The game has been renamed Shrapnel.”
M.O.U.T. 2025 was the heir apparent to the Spec Ops throne, a futuristic squad-based shooter based on a real life militaristic program that suits soldiers up in high-tech outfits complete with GPS positioning and helmets with miniature HUDs. It was going to be a solo and online game focused on strategic action and feature lots of elaborate computerized weapons. Zombie has also been creating a 3D shooter in which people control a large mechanical arachnid with a Godzilla thing going--it was called Shrapnel. The good news is Zombie is still planning to create both games. However, M.O.U.T. 2025 has been granted the name of its sibling product, a new plot and more ambitious game mechanics. The title once called Shrapnel no longer has a name--for the moment.
Keeping up with the changes is not as hard as it reads. M.O.U.T. 2025--from this point forward referred to as Shrapnel--will still be a futuristic shooter for the PC and Dreamcast, but the plot has ripened into a crossbreed of the film Red Dawn and the game Half-Life. It will chronicle the battle against an organization called the NWTO--the corporate dementia of the future--following a nuclear assault that wipes out the U.S. in 2025. All that remains are a scattered collection of NWTO-occupied bases peppered throughout the western U.S. Up to 12 gamers will engage in guerilla warfare to oust the unwelcome aggressors or defend the bases.
Ziet er naar uit de HALO toch nog enige concurrentie gaat krijgen.De releasedate van Shrapnel is lente 2001.
Meer info over het spel kan je hier