THQ announced today it will publish Nexuiz, Illfonic and Alien Trap Software’s arena-based multiplayer shooter, for PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC, via its Partners program in early 2012.
The game, which runs on Crytek‘s CryEngine 3, pits up to eight players against each other in futuristic arenas, who can “continually alter the laws of physics by triggering 100 different Dynamic Mutators that change the match on the fly.”
It will sell for $9.99 when it launches early next year.
“Digital distribution has opened up a wealth of new opportunities for our industry, and really given indie developers like Illfonic a chance to shine,” said Tim Walsh, Vice President of THQ Partners. “In the case of Nexuiz, we believe that gamers have been looking for an arena shooter title for a while and we think Nexuiz is just that game-and at a terrific $9.99 price point.”
A new trailer for Nexuiz debuted this weekend. If you missed it, catch it again below.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.