Square Enix, publisher of Call of Duty: Black Ops in Japan, has been quietly working on their own third person shooter called Mindjack. What separates this game from the plethora of third person shooters on the market is “mind hacking”. Similar to The 3rd Birthday, players jump from one mind and body to the next. Think “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” made into a third person shooter, that about sums up the concept of Mindjack.
Here’s how Square Enix explains the story.
A new era. Sophisticated and complex technologies are now contributing to the advancements of mankind. However, the world’s governments are crumbling, new corrupt powers arise and conspiracies proliferate. The truth behind the proscribed technology could destroy the very core of humanity. Join a rogue team of agents as they fight for survival and entangle themselves deeper into the mystery.
Mindjack offers a unique online experience. Enter a revolutionary playing field upon which an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling cooperative play. Expand your mind’s reach by “hacking” into enemies, vehicles or civilians and enjoy the freedom to control almost any character. Each bystander becomes an active combatant in this new urban warfare.
Your “state of mind” is your only limitation!
Deteriorating political systems don’t really explain this screenshot of a man-beast NERKAS soldier.
We’ll have to wait for Feelplus, the developers of Lost Odyssey and N3 II: Ninety-Nine Nights, to finish their work to find out what’s going on. Mindjack is slated for release in North America this October.