Your pathological hatred of robots will finally have an outlet on March 13, when Ubisoft and Demiurge Studios release Shoot Many Robots on PSN for $10. An XBLA version follows the next day. The previously announced PC version was not mentioned in the press release -- but it'll be later, because it's an Ubisoft game.
A new dev diary (above) traces the evolution of the game, from its humble beginnings as "Throw Rocks at Two Robots," into its transitional "Swing a Heavy Pipe at Several Robots" period, to the delivery of the prototype version, "Shoot A Couple Dozen Robots." We're kidding about all of that except the existence of a dev diary.
Ubisoft® and Demiurge Studios Launching Shoot Many Robots This March
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 23, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft® and Demiurge Studios announced that Shoot Many Robots™, a side scrolling four-player co-op shoot 'em up, will be available for download on March 13 for PlayStation®Network and March 14 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $9.99 and 800 Microsoft Points.
Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory ominously begins to produce killer robots. With an RV full of guns and beer, gamers will experience a four-player co-op run-n-gun, side-scrolling shooter filled with a ton of weapon and item customizations.
P. Walter Tugnut will be up against a massive army of killer robots.
For more information on Shoot Many Robots, please visit: shootmanyrobots.com
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About Demiurge Studios:
Founded in 2002, Demiurge is one of the leading independent studios within Boston's thriving video game development community, making a name for itself as a straightforward, service-oriented production house built upon an amazing breadth of creative talent. The studio has been retained by industry leaders like Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Irrational Games, Ubisoft and more to help deliver over 20 titles for the PC, mobile devices and every major console since the studio was founded. Demiurge's first original IP, Shoot Many Robots, is planned for digital download in 2012. For more information, please visit demiurgestudios.com.
© 2012 Demiurge Game Development, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from Demiurge. Shoot Many Robots is a trademark of Demiurge Game Development, LLC and is used under license. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Kinect, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
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