The game in the running for "most complex game title ever," Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, has created a bit of interest at Co-Optimus. So, it's not surprising that the game has sparked interest at other sites as well. Worthplaying has a nice preview about the game, focusing on the nostalgia factor, as well as the relatively simple gameplay.
The basic gameplay in Commando 3 is really quite simple. You and up to two friends take control of the Wolf force, an elite squadron of '80s movie homage super commandos, as they blow the living daylights out of everything in their path in an attempt to make the world safe once again. The Wolves advance upward through a stage packed to the brim with enemies, kicking ass and taking names.
Kotaku hands-on info after the break and release announcement.
Kotaku also has a hands-on with Commando 3, though they give the game a much harder once-over, mainly because of the aforementioned simplicity.
If Commando 3 has a fault, it's that there's not much of a challenge to it, making for occasionally dull play. With familiar Smash TV-style controls and constant flow of bullets (or flamethrowers or rockets), mowing down scores of rebels is easy for any arcade vet.
So, check out the previews and find out more about this old school-style shooter.
The game will be available on PSN today and next week on Xbox Live Arcade along with exclusive access to the Street Fighter 2: HD Beta.
WOLF OF THE BATTLEFIELDTM: COMMANDO 3 EXPLODES ONTO XBOX LIVE® ARCADE AND PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
Purchase Wolf of the BattlefieldTM: Commando 3 and Become Eligible For SUPER STREET FIGHTER® II TURBO HD REMIX Beta Test on XBLA
SAN MATEO, CA — June, 5, 2008 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is pleased to announce that Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 is now available for download on PLAYSTATION®Network and will be available June 11, 2008 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 takes the same no-holds barred spirit its predecessors had and delivers next-gen graphics and a furious cooperative shooter experience for a new generation of shooter fans. Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 is rated Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and is available for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on PLAYSTATION®Network.
Additionally, Xbox LIVE® Gold subscribers who purchase Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 will become eligible to participate in the SUPER STREET FIGHTER® II TURBO HD REMIX beta test. The final version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PLAYSTATION®Network later this year.
As the spiritual successor to the Commando and Mercs classic shooter series, Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 brings some serious nonstop blasting action to the digital download space befitting the games renowned lineage. Players will assume the role of a rag-tag group of specialized soldiers, each with their own unique characteristics, who take on General Ratiev, a tyrannical despot pent on global shenanigans. Thankfully, players won’t be alone on this seemingly impossible mission; up to three players can enjoy the classic arcade-style shooter simultaneously on a single console or online. Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 also compensates for the co-op multiplayer mode by dynamically shifting difficulty levels based on the number of players in the game, ensuring that the game always poses a challenge.
With a soundtrack created by Norihiko Hibino, famous for his work on the Metal Gear soundtrack, a wide arsenal of devastating weapons, controllable co-op vehicles, 4 default levels of difficulty, and a comprehensive scoring system and online leaderboards, Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3 is guaranteed to bring more action than you can sink your teeth into.