By Eugene . June 15, 2014 . 11:00am
Jump Tanks is a still-in-alpha PC action-RPG shooter, but claims it’ll pair the twitchy shooter styles of Virtual-On with the customization of Dark Souls. You can catch an alpha trailer above.
The 5-on-5 shooter puts players in 20 feet tall futuristic (and clearly, very nimble) tanks. Interestingly, developers Mechanical Butterfly Studiosare looking at a way to allow players to actively dodge the spam of missiles and other projectiles, rather than simply having them be instant-hit weapons.
Players will be able to customize their tanks with various chassis, weapons, shields and more for their preferred playstyle. This ranges from spread-shot pellets to lasers to vulcan cannons. The parts will be available in a “collectible action game” format, which the devs liken to Magic: The Gathering and its sealed card packs.
While the game has no publisher yet, the devs have said they’re considering options—including our favorite, Kickstarter—and hope to potentially release the game as early as later this year.