Meridian4 Signs Shadowgrounds Sequel For North America

June 14, 2007

As a [i]Diablo [/i]clone, 2006’s [i]Shadowgrounds [/i]was a nice surprise, marrying elements of Blizzard’s isometric opus with other arcade greats like Alien Syndrome. Now the game’s follow up, [i]Shadowgrounds Survivor[/i] is now headed to North America care one again of Montreal, Canada publisher Meridian4.

According to Meridian4, the game tells the story of three playable characters who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. [i]Shadowgrounds Survivor[/i] will boast new gameplay features over its predecessor, including new vehicles such as a sentry turret and a mech.

In addition, modes players can expect include the single player campaign and a survival mode, as well as new graphics enhancements, integrated physics, an original soundtrack composed by [i]Shadowgrounds[/i]’ composer Ari Pulkkinen, and integrated mod tools.

As was the case with the original, [i]Shadowgrounds Survivor[/i] was developed by Helsinki, Finland studio Frozenbyte, which is also working on a brand new unannounced project which is expected to be released in 2008. Until then, however, action game fans should keep [i]Shadowgrounds Survivor[/i] on their collective radar for release later this year at retail and through digital download.