To The Death Kickstarter Launched by Former Infinity Ward and SCE Santa Monica Devs
A new 2D side-scrolling shooter/beat ’em up announced.
A new 2D action side-scroller has appeared on Kickstarter and comes from the minds behind titles such as God of War 3, TitanFall and Call of Duty. To The Death will be the first title for Scary Monstro and Section Studios, and currently requires $400,000 in funding.
Among developers on the project, there is lead designer Todd Alderman and engineer Francesco Gigliotti who both worked at Infinity Ward and then Respawn Entertainment. Section Studios’ creative director Cecil Kim worked on God of War 3 as its visual development lead.
To The Death is apparently looking mesh “beat’em up and shoot’em up genres into something new and refreshing”, and will run at 60 FPS The story follows two warriors who continue their battle in an purgatory-esque place called The Crawl. Alderman stated that, “We wanted to develop a video game that’s easy to pick up but hard to put down. With art direction from Section Studios’ Cecil Kim who’s been instrumental with the God of War franchise, the concept art and visual effects are as captivating as the game is fun.”
Planned for release on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, To The Death will have co-op, split-screen play and a versus mode.