Gas Powered's Space Siege announced

It's been revealed that Gas Powered Games is working on Space Siege, an action-RPG described as a spiritual successor to its fantasy series Dungeon Siege and which will be published by Sega.

Sounding like someone's been watching too much Battlestar Galactica -the game's set in the confines of the Armstrong, which is apparently one of the few remaining colonization ships carrying the last bastions of human civilization after a devastating attack on Earth from an unknown alien race.

You take on the role of Seth Walker, a cybernetics engineer who finds himself having to save humans from obliteration and destruction, that sort of thing. Says Sega, "As the adventure progresses Seth is offered opportunities to sacrifice pieces of his humanity for cybernetic upgrades that will assist him in his mission to preserve the human race. But what price will he pay to save his own humanity? Only the player can decide Seth's ultimate fate."

It continues, "On the extreme end, players will be able to outfit Seth with cybernetic upgrades that will leave little or none of his original humanity intact. But this choice comes with the risk of alienating Seth from the people he's trying to save. Players can also insist on preserving Seth's humanity by not using upgrades, instead forging ahead clearing the Armstrong of its alien invaders with natural human ingenuity and strength."

Apparently, you'll face a tougher assignment should you choose to shun cybernetic augmentation.

Sega says Space Siege features a dynamic storyline affected by your decisions taken during events and that NPCs will react differently to you based upon the cybernetic augmentations you select. We're also told there are multiple endings to the plot.

Plus, "Space Siege will feature a separate immersive co-op multiplayer mode allowing up to four players to create and experience a completely unique mission structure."

It's due outearly 2008.

July 6, 2007