Killer Instinct Developer Announces Its Next Project, Extinction

Iron Galaxy has been keeping moderately busy as of late, taking over development on Microsoft's Killer Instinct following the departure of Double Helix Games and keeping its community strong through a series of new updates, including the introduction of many fighters. But that hasn't stopped the team from putting in effort on a new project, which it just announced today.

The company has announced that it has paired up with Maximum Games on a new game called Extinction, which it'll be showing off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in a couple of weeks, behind closed doors.

In Extinction, players take control of Avil, who stands as one of the last Sentinels in the world. They're basically trained to take on enemies that come from an ancient age, in this case the Revenii, a group of giant ogres that want nothing more than to destroy humanity entirely. It's up to Avil to stop them at all costs, using his mighty abilities to get the job done, using the ability to "tactically disarm and dismember enemies," before landing a final blow with Extinction's "dynamic skill-based combat system."

You can check out the debut trailer for the game above, and take a look at the features below:

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  • Deep Story Campaign.Protect the human population across an abundant story campaign, rescuing as many civilians as possible and taking down brutal opponents.
  • Dynamic Side Missions.Complete numerous side missions with various objectives, earning upgrades to aid you in your campaign.
  • Skill-Based Combat.Travel horizontally and vertically, perform wall runs, and use your whip as a vault to perform devastating air assaults. Master dynamic combat maneuvers to effectively traverse the giant beasts and expose their weak points, progressing along different skill trees to develop a path best suited to your playstyle.
  • Interactive Environment.Move freely around a fully destructible environment, and use objects throughout the world to your strategic advantage.
  • Innumerable Battle Scenarios.Every battlefield is different from the last, ensuring a unique combat situation each time you play.
  • Custom Battles.Create custom battlegrounds with varied objectives, and challenge players online to compete for the top score.
  • Extinction Mode.Fight off a continuous horde of assailants as wave after wave of ogres and their minions attack without relent.

The game doesn't have a release date yet, but it's expected in early 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.