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Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion is set to launch on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in a couple of weeks, bringing its unique brand of combat, action and toilet humor to Sony and Microsoft's consoles on Oct. 9.
I receive press releases concerning upcoming games on a regular basis. We're talking one or two dozen announcements every sing day. So I like to think that, at this point, it would take quite a lot to surprise me. Well, the folks over at Casual Brothers have gone and done it, offering up the most fart-heavy correspondence I've ever been witness to. Fart jokes aren't exactly alien territory, but when a game announcement begins with the words “fart or die,” you know you've stumbled upon something truly special.
The developers refer to the game as a 1-4 player “cooperative gas-and-slash action game,” set to take Europe and the US by storm on Oct. 9.
“Whether playing alone or with friends, Orc Attack enables players to inflict solo flatulent attacks or team up to combine farts and belches for crowd-clearing combos,” reads the statement from Casual Brothers. “Fart or die in this gas-and-slash action game where fun-loving orcs battle pollution spreading humans in a humorous fantasy setting.”
Depending on which orc you're playing as, you'll be able to release your own unique gaseous attacks on the human as you fight to reclaim the land they're constantly expanding into. A Magic Mode allows orcs to perform special spells to defend against their enemies and a Dirty Mode is all about, well, farting and burping those pesky humans into submission.
Up to four players can jump in with local or online cooperative play across 16 levels in four distinct (de-stinked?) environments. Four playable orcs are available, including Sir Sniff, Doc Turd, Lord Poop and Friar Krap...Yep. Those are their real names.
There's a leveling system at play here, with a player's success unlocking new attack combos, more efficient use of their flatulent abilities, boosted strength, speed and the like. You'll also be able to use in-game currency to buy new gear, weapons, power-ups, elixirs, etc.
If you're looking for a cooperative battle game that puts a new spin on the genre, Orc Attack certainly looks to provide exactly that type of experience. Grab some friends and gas up the place starting on Oct. 9 for the PSN and XBLA.