When Co-Optimus recently announced that High Voltage Software's The Grinder was coming to all platforms, and not just the Wii, we thought that it would be a high definition version of the First Person Shooter style originally planned. However, this appears not to be the case as a recent preview has the game moving in a completely different direction. The game is now a third person, top down shooter, in the style of classics such as Smash T.V., or the more recent Zombie Apocalypse. Click Read More to see some screen shots and a little more information courtesy of Gamepro.
The Grinder still remains a 4 player co-op experience, but instead of viewing the game from the first person, you see the action from above. Characters include a Japanese schoolgirl and a Mexican Hombre, this is a stylistic choice to give the game a lighter appeal, hopefully in the vein of excellent grindhouse games like House of the Dead: Overkill. The preview already hints at a number of potential issues including the fact that all players have to remain on the same screen and the lack of detail in the third person, but with a release date of Halloween 2011, there is plenty of time to fix things. With the look and feel of a modern day Gauntlet with guns, lets hope there is enough here to justify a full RRP.