Alienation got lost in Matterfall’s hype – but it’s still coming

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Housermarque, the chaps behind Resogun, Super Stardust and Dead Nation showed off their new game MatterFall yesterday. While it has a stupid name (why does it have to end in fall?) it looks incredible taking bits of gameplay from games like Vanquish, P.N.03 and even Megaman, I suppose.

It looks like something I definitely want to play – but its showcasing last night meant that Alienation; the sci-fi follow up to Dead Nation got lost . I loved Dead Nation, a simple, lite RPG twin-stick shooter that I played with the wife, as we blasted our way through hordes of the undead.

Alienation takes that premise, gives it some new-gen shine, and replaces the zombies with aliens and robots. It may not be the deepest game, but I’m dead certain it’ll be a lot of fun.

“The aliens have taken over and it’s time for humanity to kick ass and regain control. This explosive shooter takes you on an E.T. slaughter fest – right here on your home turf.

Join forces with up to 4 player co-op action, drop into your friends’ games for instant action and keep the aliens grounded. Global eradication of the unwanted visitors is the goal and huge guns are the key. Rip apart and research the tech salvaged from puddles of slime, to turn it back against the enemy from outer space. There is no better time than now to stand up and fight.”

Alienation was largely missing from the show last night – though astute viewers may have caught a glimpse of the game from Sony’s pre show. There was a trailer, and you can watch it now.

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On the surface, Alienation ooks a lot like the also awesome Helldivers, but this is a bit simpler with more of a focus on just killing everything that moves than strategically trying to move across a battlefield and complete objectives. There is, unfortunately, still no sign of a release date.

Last Updated: October 28, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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  • Nikola

    Yessssssssss please!!! Man couch coop with Dead Nation was a LOT of fun, this seems the same:) Just a different setting which is good with me:)

    • MacDoodle

      Dead Nation was one game I could actually get the wife to play and she loved it as much I did, can’t wait for this! Now I hope that there is some news for Ryme

  • HairyEwok

    Hmmm the number 1062 show up in the vid. Time to crack this number mystery.

    • Hammersteyn

      1 * 0 + 6 / 2 = 3

  • oVg


    Also the new update for RESOGUN KICKS PARTICLES 🙂 RESOGUN FTW

    VITA PORT PLEASE along with XCOMS unreal graphics tuned down to the Vita in March.. SICK

    • Skyblue

      Awwww, lets not talk Resogun, I have the #2 Survival score in SA and my bro has the #1. Been playing the crap outta it this year. He says Resogun is the most expensive game he’s ever bought as he purchased a PS4 just to play it…

      • oVg

        Is it not amazing the one of the most enjoyable games on the ps4 clocks in at 400mb and was free during the 20th anniversary 🙂

        I have it on the Vita and PS4. To get top scores is crazy, I can just about handle normal difficulty. But DAM those particle effects and colours are tripping balls.

        • Skyblue

          It is an amazing game. The top score chase came about because we’re super competitive at games and retro gamers to boot so Resogun is the perfect fit now that we’re old and useless at Quake.

  • R1ker
  • Skyblue

    Can’t arrive soon enough

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