Nexuiz 'reimagining' published by THQ for 2012

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 12, 2011 4:30pm PST

It was announced back in July of 2010 that the cult-classic PC arena-shooter known as Nexuiz was being prepared for a CryEngine 3 reboot on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. Today, THQ has announced it will publish the title as part of its 'Partners Program' in early 2012. Originally developed by Alien Trap Software for PC, the reimagined version is being helmed by the Denver-based developer, IllFonic.

In an investor relations press release, THQ revealed it would be providing the global retail and online publishing network for the game as part of the Partners program it first established in 2010.

At first blush, Nexuiz calls to mind the fast-paced shenanigans of arena-based shooters like Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 Arena, but shakes things up by implementing game-changing 'Dynamic Mutators.' In the game's matches, "up to eight players continually alter the laws of physics by triggering 100 different Dynamic Mutators that change the match on the fly."

The CryEngine 3 redux of Nexuiz is planned for an "early 2012" release on XBLA, PSN, and PC, and will be priced at $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points).

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