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Published on February 21st, 2012 | by Dan

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Orion: Dino Beatdown – Dinosaurs and Jetpacks? Yes, please.

We first reported on the complete insanity that is Orion: Prelude–a combination of Call of Duty, Turok, and some Tribes-like jetpack action– back in September of last year, but since then, coverage of the game has gone silent.

Spiral Games is releasing a second, separate game in March called Orion: Dino Beatdown, a 5 player co-op survival game. The game still showcases dinosaurs and jetpacks, but now, as mentioned, is co-op survival. The other game, Orion: Prelude is releasing at a later time with playable dinosaurs and full versus play. Dino Beatdown will be a class based survival strategy game. The player will use various custom classes armed with equipment choices to fend off the hordes of dinosaurs. From Spiral’s official site:

Experience the future as never before.  Make use of Jetpacks, Medic Guns, Cloaking Devices and equip yourself with state-of-the-art weapons ranging from Shotguns, Machine Guns, Rocket Launchers, Laser Rifles.  If that isn’t enough then simply tear up the environments in a number of vehicles ranging from Hover Bikes, Buggies, Mechs, Tanks and VTOL’s.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 5-PLAYER, OPEN-WORLD CO-OP
    Varying Objectives, Multiple Bases A.I systems populate the worlds.
  • 3 MASSIVE WORLDS
    Covan (Desert), Depth (Night Forest), Eden (Grasslands)
  • IN-GAME SHOPS & STORES
    Three types of stores – Barracks (Player), Armory (Weapons), Garage (Vehicles)
  • CLASS-BASED GAMEPLAY
    Three player classes – Assault (Jetpack), Support (Medic), Recon (Cloak)
  • PERKS & UPGRADES
    Class Abilities, Player Upgrades, Weapon Upgrades and more.
  • CREDIT SYSTEM
    Earn and Spend credits from completing objectives and progression.
  • 15 WEAPONS, ITEMS & GRENADES
    Magnums, Shotguns, Machine Guns, Laser Rifles, Rocket Launchers and more.
  • 4 VEHICLES
    Hover-bikes, Buggies, Tanks / Mechs & VTOL’s.
  • 3 UNIQUE DINOSAURS (@LAUNCH)
    T-Rex, Raptor, Rham-Phorynchus.
  • 50 STEAM ACHIEVEMENTS
    Gotta catch them all!

As for development funding, Spiral Games went a different, but familiar route. Showing that not only gaming royalty can take advantage of crowd sourcing games, Spiral Studios funded this project with Kickstarter. If you decided to back the new project, you get Orion: Dino Beatdown free. If you didn’t, the game will be available on Steam and OnLive for just $9.99.

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5 Responses to Orion: Dino Beatdown – Dinosaurs and Jetpacks? Yes, please.

  1. jackkspro says:

    I like this concept. Open world with dinosaurs. But what really gets me is how they’re combining the Rhamphorhynchus with the Tyrannosaurus Rex. These dino’s never existed during the same time period. The Rhamphorhynchus during the jurassic and the T-rex during the Maastrichtian age of the upper Cretaceous Period. Someone needs to do a little more homework

  2. Akaitenshi says:

    mechs, dino’s, coop….. nice..

  3. Oh, I thought there would be dinos with jetpacks. Kind of disappointed.

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