10tacle Studios and developer Reakktor Media have revealed details behind Black Prophecy, their upcoming action-MMO. The game will take place in space and will emphasize on space exploration and deep space combat. It will contain both single-player missions and multiplayer battles, having players experience a story penned by award-winning German sci-fi author Michael Marrak.
By the mid 26th century humanity has conquered the universe and colonized countless planets. Yet life in space requires a great deal of adaptation. Bred for just these conditions, the cybernetically adapted Tyi and the biogenetically optimized Geniden have outgrown their creators to become the new ruling races. Their uncompromising battle for total mastery of space leads humanity into the sphere of influence of an ancient alien life form – a life form which tolerates no other cosmic civilizations but its own. In this battle against an overpowering enemy, players must first choose which of the two rival factions they wish to join as they try to save humanity.
The game is set for release during Fall 2008. Below are the first four screenshots.
10tacle Studios sends word that it will be present at this year’s Leipzig Games Convention, offering a total of six world premieres. Their lineup includes Codename Panzers: Cold War, action-oriented sci-fi MMO Black Prophecy (screenshot to the right) and a next-gen project from its Belgian studio.
They will also be showing off Ready2Rumble – Revolution for the Wii, offering attendees the chance to play the game themselves. Boulder Dash – Rocks will be shown off for the DS and PSP; the company will also show off Happy Hippos World Tour for PC and DS. In addition to these six premieres, 10tacle will also be presenting Panzer Tactics DS (DS) and Jack Keane (PC).