|EA, Insomniac Games Announce Launch of Outernauts on Facebook
IT News Online Staff
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and Insomniac Games have announced the official launch of Outernauts, the independent developer's first game created for Facebook.
Developed by Insomniac Games, the creators of Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, Outernauts is a new adventure role-playing social game set in a universe where players can capture and train exotic alien beasts for battle as they transform their cosmic homeworld into a thriving galactic hub.
"Outernauts is Insomniac's newest game universe. We believe it will appeal to both our long time Insomniac fans and new consumers on Facebook," said Ted Price, President and Founder of Insomniac Games. "By bringing the breadth and elements of console gaming to a social game, we hope to give our fans - both old and new - a unique gaming experience on Facebook."
Featuring a deep story with real RPG strategy and Insomniac's signature sense of humor, Outernauts is an adventure role-playing game that casts players as members of United Earth's elite Outernaut force.
The Outernauts are charged with capturing and training exotic alien beasts as they uncover the riddle behind mysterious "ancients" while battling pirates and evil corporations seeking to control the galaxy. Players will explore planets, harvest loot, and fight asynchronously alongside or against friends to master a wild, untamed universe.
"We're delighted to see such a well-known and respected developer of console games launch its newest project on Facebook," said Sean Ryan, Director of Games Partnerships, Facebook. "With the arrival of Outernauts, people who love console games have another way to connect with friends on Facebook."
Outernauts is now live on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/outernauts.