E3: Atlus Announces Zeno Clash II

| 4 Jun 2012 12:40

The sequel to 2009's first-person brawler includes co-op multiplayer.

Atlus and ACE Team released a teaser trailer for Zeno Clash II, letting players return to the oddly abstract fantasy world of Zenozoik for some more hand-to-hand combat.

While Zeno Clash II's trailer doesn't show much gameplay, it does do a good job reassuring fans of the first game that it isn't skimping on the weirdness. Atlus revealed several new features, including drop-in/drop-out co-operative multiplayer and open world environments. The game's combat has also been given an overhaul with a more refined "lock-on" mechanic, giving players more control over where to land their punches.

"The world of Zenozoik is one of wild dreams and wilder nightmares," stated ACE Team co-founder Andres Bordeu. "This is part of the reason we are working on Zeno Clash II, to give players the opportunity to explore Zenozoik with a friend via online cooperative multiplayer, turning those moments of wonder and awe into a shared adventure."

The original Zeno Clash was released in April of 2009 for the PC and XBLA. We here at The Escapist enjoyed its originality and visceral melee combat. Zeno Clash II is scheduled to arrive early 2013 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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