"It's been an awful long time since a story driven shooter came out," said Aaron Schurman, CEO of Phantom EFX and creator of Darkest of Days. But it's also been a long time since we've seen a fun story about time travel. In Darkest of Days you'll find yourself at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But before you're scalped and left for dead with Custer, a portal appears and a stranger tells you that you weren't meant to die here before he kicks the bucket himself.
After entering the portal, you'll find yourself at the headquarters of a futuristic organization locked in battle with another “evil” one that's trying to alter history in their favor.
In what sounds like a mix between Quantum Leap and Back to the Future, Darkest of Days deputizes you as a time agent, and charges you with missions to visit traumatic events in history to set things right. Expect to visit a variety of scenarios often left untouched by your average shooter like the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War, the WWI Battle of Tannenberg, and the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii.