By Spencer . March 7, 2011 . 11:35am
Aya Brea is supposedly humanity’s last hope against the Twisted, but there appears to be an unsavory back up plan. In these localized screenshots from The 3rd Birthday a newscaster says if Aya fails her mission the government will resort to a nuclear strike, but the game probably won’t let that happen.
Players can power Aya up by purchasing new weapons with BP and equipping Over Energy chips. Aya earns chips after an Overdive kill, a move that has Aya dive into the Twisted to finish them off. Chips mutate is you place them nearby each other, which results in stronger abilities for Aya.
Aya retains whatever guns she equips before a mission begins and her "protective gear" even when she dives into other characters on the battlefield. She can also take over a helicopter by jumping into the mind of a pilot.
The 3rd Birthday makes its debut in North America on March 29.