Rock of Ages Shoots Michelangelo's David in the Junk

Rock of Ages Shoots Michelangelo's David in the Junk

If art bothers you, there's no better game to play than Ace Team's Rock of Ages.

When Ace Team and Atlus's Rock of Ages first made an appearance back in June, it looked like an interesting take on tower defense mixed with art and bowling. Now that the latest trailer has shown that we'll be able to shoot icons of art history in the crotch with a giant boulder, it's become a must play.

Rock of Ages is Ace Team's latest project after last developing Zeno Clash, a unique first-person shooter/brawler mix set in a very strange world. The game looks to keep things weird, but once again in a good way.

It replicates the sense of humor seen in Monty Python and mixes it into an action-strategy, tower-defense... well I'm not really sure exactly how to define the game. Players build up defenses to protect themselves from the onslaught of Sisyphus's boulder, controlled by another player or the computer. Rock of Ages also brings players through various eras of art history, including Gothic, Romantic, and the Renaissance.

Online multiplayer battles are bound to be a highlight, but this new trailer also shows that the single-player mode will include battles against various types of interesting bosses. I never thought I'd go head-to-head with Michelangelo's David, one of the world's most popular sculptures, much less shoot him in the junk, but Ace Team is allowing it to happen. I'm not sure if that dragon is from art history too, but it fits with the theme of the Renaissance era anyway.

I can't wait to see what other bosses Ace Team will include. The possibilities seem endless, from the Thinker to the Mona Lisa to that creepy guy from the Scream. Rock of Ages is a downloadable game scheduled for release in spring 2011.

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Was I the only one who saw that video? I'm not hallucinating, am I?

That looks awesome...

I will buy this.

I really did laugh my head off when I saw the cannon bit. So...unexpected.

Wow :O That looks awesome

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I have become Enlightened

I love the uniqueness (is that a word? Is now!) of these games. Respect.

Love the vibrant graphics, this game's got the same look as their previous title, Zeno Clash.

Will. Buy.


When the rock started rolling..

I was filled with extreme joy.

altus is very good at taking my money

This should make history class MUTCH more interesting.

0_0

I AM GETTING THAT!

Do want!

This looks like Ultra Marble Blast, but infinitely more fun.

The only song I will listen to when playing that game.

And it...looks like it will fit pretty well. But I feel bad for whoever did the music for the game, because I won't hear any of it.

Aurora219:
I love the uniqueness (is that a word? Is now!) of these games. Respect.

It is. I must say, this game does look pretty good.

Never has art been so fun!

Ohhhhh I want that. I loved Zeno Clash, and this looks just as insane. I wonder where they get all their ideas.

Onyx Oblivion:
And it...looks like it will fit pretty well. But I feel bad for whoever did the music for the game, because I won't hear any of it.

Awwwwwww! But the classical music makes it so much more EPIC!!! Even more so proved by that other trailer.

That song does fit pretty well though.

Looks fun (very important)

This looks amazing! I don't usually get XBLA games but I'll make an exception for this one.

AC10:
This looks amazing! I don't usually get XBLA games but I'll make an exception for this one.

Funny, XBLA are the majority of games I have on my console.

This looks awesome. Game get.

Obviously, Monty Python's had something to do with this. :u

So wait, did we all just get Rock Rolled? *hides from the shower of hate*

OT: Looks fun, may have to try it.

lol, reminds me of hamster ball... only cool...

 

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