1UP has the first details on Volatile Games' upcoming third-person shooter slash dog-commanding sim, Dead to Rights: Retribution. The game will reportedly be an origin story, setting up the history of longtime Dead to Rights series protagonist Jack Slate and describe how he and Shadow (the game's iconic dog) "first come together as partners against those who would bring the once great city to its knees."
Namco Bandai claims the game will feature a "hybrid combat system," which combines hand-to-hand combat and shooting, but the first screens do little to show off this concept. You also get to push people down stairs!
To keep you in the loop, we've created a handy list of things we know about Dead to Rights: Retribution so far:
- The game is named Dead to Rights: Retribution and it's an origin story.
- It's coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in Q4 2009 according to Namco Bandai, the game's publisher.
- There's totally a dog in it.