- Old School Games Producer Nick Madonna
announced via Sony's blog today that God Mode storms PlayStation Network on April 23, 2013.
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is a new game studio launched by [Register or Login to view links]
whose focus is to deliver low-cost, high-quality downloadable titles.
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, we wanted to create a lighthearted throwback experience, which focuses on arcade-style action over story. We came up with a classic premise - fighting to get out of Hell - then wrapped it in a third-person shooter with 3D graphics on par with full-price titles.
Finally, we added a slew weapons: plasma launchers, rail guns and what we affectionately call the "buzzsaw," in order to wipe out waves and waves of demonic hordes.
We decided that God Mode should be less about deep narrative and more about action. This approach gave us the ability to really go crazy and build a unique world full of plenty of characters to shoot, blow up, impale and maim.
After making this decision early on in the design process, the designers...