Atlus shows off new mode for Zeno Clash

by: Chuck -
Here's the latest game play footage from Zeno Clash:Ultimate Edition which shows off the new "Rush Mode" from the FPS brawler. The point of the new mode is to have players finish the levels as quickly as they can with the fastest scores being recorded on a global leaderboard.  It's an interesting twist and while not unique I could see my inner efficiency nut having a blast with it.  The game is expected to be released on Xbox Live Arcade sometime this Spring.

"ZENO RUSH" GAMEPLAY MODE UNVEILED FOR ZENO CLASH: ULTIMATE EDITION; ACCLAIMED FIRST-PERSON BRAWLER STILL ON TRACK FOR SPRING RELEASE
Yes, we know you can beat the crap out of these creatures, but how fast can you do it?
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- APRIL 15, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today revealed a previously unannounced gameplay mode, Zeno Rush, for the upcoming first-person brawler Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Zeno Rush mode lets players compete against themselves and each other (via online leaderboards) in trying to complete select scenarios from the single-player campaign in the shortest times possible. With the focus being on speed and efficiency, mastery of the game's sophisticated melee combat system and the various special moves at the player's disposal is critical. The addition of the Timehammer, a new weapon with the ability to shave seconds off a player's Zeno Rush time, adds a fun new element to the visceral battles Zeno Clash is known for.

While it missed its original release date, Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition is still scheduled for release in Spring 2010. A new official release date will be made public as soon as possible.

About Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition
In the land of Zenozoik, the city of Halstedom is ruled by a powerful clan, one which Ghat has betrayed by committing a terrible sin. Now, Ghat's brothers and sisters are pursuing him and his companion Deadra through strange and twisted lands, beyond the boundaries of the sane to the ends of the world. What was Ghat's crime and why did he commit it? The bare-knuckled brawl to reach the truth has just begun.

Key Features

* Fascinating world of grotesque beauty--Equal parts breathtakingly beautiful and utterly disturbing, prepare to be swallowed up in a surreal fantasy world powered by the Source engine. Explore lush environments and confront bizarre animal-humanoid foes on your mission of discovery and redemption.
* Visceral first person fighting--Combat is up close, personal, and entirely satisfying. Start with a series of punches, kicks, and grabs, follow up with a knee to the enemy's face, and hit him with a finishing move to send him flying yards away. Learn new moves to mix it up. Guns and melee weapons offer additional power and tactical options.
* Ultimate edition additions--The already highly praised gameplay has received an overhaul that includes combat rebalancing, interface enhancements, improved animations, new modes, and new gameplay content.
* New cooperative play modes--Enlist a friend to take on enemy waves in Tower Challenge, a special survival mode that offers additional replayability beyond the single-player campaign. Play cooperatively online, or locally via split screen. With leaderboards to rank you against your friends, the challenge never ends!
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