An Atlus-published "dark and humorous" co-op shooter is coming in early 2013.
Atlus, perhaps best known for its quirky Shin Megami Tensei games and the Persona offshoots of that franchise, announced that it will be bringing a "dark and humorous multiplayer co-op shooter" to downloadable platforms in early 2013. God Mode, described in the press release as both a third-person shooter and "a visceral shoot 'em up with elements of an RPG," will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC at some point early next year.
With a setting that gives players "a humorously dark view of the afterlife," God Mode centers on the descendant of one of Mount Olympus' gods who becomes mortal after his family is banished from the godly realm. You'll make your way through the Maze of Hades seeking redemption and trying to reclaim your immortal status. The press release promises retail quality in a budget-priced downloadable title, though of course that remains to be seen.
In addition to "non-linear gameplay, fast and frantic shooting, hordes of on-screen enemies, and stunning visuals," God Mode features up to four-player co-op, though it can also be played solo. The teaser trailer also shows off some character customization, so it appears you'll have some level of control over what your character (or cadaver, it seems) looks like.
God Mode will be available to download for $9.99 in early 2013.