Inversion is a third-person co-op shooter that combines hard-hitting, adrenaline-pumping action with a revolutionary gravity manipulation engine. Featuring the Grappler weapon, players will be able to manipulate gravity for their own purposes.
The Grappler can be used in countless combat situations by maneuvering massive objects as shields or projectiles, and moving camped enemies out of concealed cover so they can be blasted away. The Grappler is also a key tool for tactical situations and puzzle solving as players can lift, move, or create cover objects at their whim.
The awesome power of gravity is right at playersâ€™ fingertips. Additionally, Inversion is one of the first games to feature the Havok destruction engine which bestows Inversion with massively destructible environments including an elaborate cover system.
Set in the near future, the tranquil peace enjoyed by mankind shatters with an unforeseen invasion by an unknown enemy called the Lutadore. Armed to the teeth with futuristic gravity-controlling weapons, the Lutadore easily overrun the cityâ€™s defenses. Unbeknownst to all, mysterious anomalies have surfaced in conjunction with the invasion.
Random regions in the city have entered zero gravity or have suffered vector changes, throwing the world into topsy-turvy chaos. Assuming the role of Davis Russel, a hotheaded 28-year-old cop, or Leo Delgado, Davisâ€™ neighbor, players will embark on a journey through the war ravaged gravity twisted disorienting streets of their home town and beyond, to find Davis’ missing child.
â€œInversion will turn the shooter genre upside down, literally,â€ said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations, Namco Bandai Games America. â€œSaber Interactive innovative gravity manipulation feature will blow away any preconceptions of what a contemporary shooter should be.â€
â€œWorking with Namco Bandai Games on a project of this caliber is a complete thrill,â€ said Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive. â€œWe are doing things in Inversion that most people didnâ€™t think possible on the current generation of consoles. We canâ€™t wait to get Inversion in the hands of gamers across the world.â€
â€œWe are delighted to see Havok Destruction incorporated as an important gameplay element in Inversion,â€ said David Oâ€™Meara, Managing Director for Havok. â€œThe talented team of developers and artists who is creating Inversion has really embraced the Havok Destruction technology and we canâ€™t wait to see the final results.â€
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3,
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Saber Interactive
Release Date: February 7, 2012