We have to admit it. The premise of Damnation is intriguing. Steam punk mixed with the Old West? Yes please. Taking a look at the debut video, we get a look at Gears of War inspired gameplay with cowboys thrown in for good measure. Then there are the mechs and Nazi-like soldiers that permeate the opening of the video (and presumably comprise the game's enemy forces). It all looks great in theory, but it also seems more than a tad derivative. That's not necessarily a bad thing so long as it's done well. We're hopeful that it is, because Damnation certainly looks interesting.

Gallery: Damnation

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