Reverb Publishing is the publishing wing of Reverb Communications, a PR agency for video games that's helped launch titles like Rock Band and Zen Pinball. The latest published title from the company will be called Majestic-12, Reverb has announced. The game is developed by Exis Interactive, and is a 3D side-scroller action title, with some human-on-alien bullet hell action "in the vein of old-school shooters like Contra."

Wikipedia says "Majestic 12" is supposedly the codename for a secret government group meant to fight aliens -- so, historically, you know, the premise all checks out. There's no platform listed for the game yet, but Reverb says it'll be out for "digital download platforms," so you can start guessing Steam, and then go on from there.

Our first chance to see Majestic 12 will be at PAX East early next month -- Reverb will be there showing off the game in booth 808. We'll be sure to stop by.
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Reverb Publishing and Exis Interactive Strike Deal to Release Majestic-12, Coming Soon to Digital Download Platforms

Futuristic 3D Action Sidescroller to Debut at PAX East with Reverb at Booth 808

Twain Harte, CA – March 29, 2012 – Intergalactic turmoil has taken root as the next addition to Reverb Publishing's 2012 release slate. Reverb Publishing today announced plans to release Exis Interactive's Majestic-12, a 3D action sidescroller for digital download platforms. Majestic-12 will make its official debut when gamers get their hands on the stylized, futuristic human vs. aliens co-op action at PAX East 2012 (April 6-8) at the Reverb Publishing booth (808).

Aliens, once in alliance with mankind, have uncovered man's plot to turn against them. An all-out firefight ensues and your fellow Majestic-12 councilmen are taken captive. As one of the few surviving Majestic-12 members, it is your job to put an end to the evil alien revenge! Featuring intense co-op action with a decidedly retro run-and-gun feel, Majestic-12 sets players in a bullet hell environment amongst core-casual gameplay that's easy to pick up hard to master.

"Majestic-12 is an awesome throwback in the vein of old-school shooters like Contra, and we're big fans of Exis' work. They are a seasoned studio that's worked on some amazing AAA properties such as F.E.A.R. 3 and XCOM," said Ted Lange, executive producer of Reverb Publishing. "We can't wait for gamers to get their hands on Majestic-12 at PAX East and to show the world what else Exis has in store in the future."

Majestic-12 joins Reverb's growing roster of titles, which includes the recently released Dungeon Defenders as well as the upcoming Sanctum 2, Jeremy McGrath's Offroad, JAM Live Music Arcade, Black Knight Sword and much more.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.