Firesky and Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, the studio behind the financially troubled but still-in-production MMO role-playing game Stargate Worlds, is working on a second video game title, they announced today. Stargate Resistance is an online, third-person shooter currently in the final stages of development.
The game’s official Web site went live today at StargateResistance.com. The game will be released in the first quarter of 2010, according to the site.
Resistance will let players take on the role of Stargate Command or the Goa’uld System Lords, with the fate of the galaxy in the balance. There are six character classes: Soldiers, Commandos, and Scientists on the S.G.C. side, and Goa’uld, Jaffa, and Ashrak assassins on the side of the System Lords. Each class will come with its own unique blend of weapons, items, and weaknesses.
Players will be able to work with teammates in three multiplayer modes (up to 16 players at once): “Team Death Match,” “Capture the Tech,” and “Domination.” Additional game modes are planned for release shortly after the game’s launch.
The game will be available for the PC only, and is powered by the Unreal 3 engine. It will be open to future expansion packs.
Stargate Resistance is “currently in the polishing stage,” according to the site.
Weapons in the game include the Goa'uld hand device.
“Resistance brings to our fans the kind of gameplay SGW never planned to deliver,” said Chris Klug, the game’s creative consultant and the creative director for Stargate Worlds. “Resistance delivers the combat, weapons and tactics seen so often on the show that many of you have been asking for. I know this game will excite fans who have longed to go toe-to-toe with a Jaffa as well as those who always wanted to dominate the galaxy in ways the MMO could only hint at.”
In the full letter, Klug also speaks to the difficult last year faced by the studio, its decision to remain silent, and its recognition that it needs to rebuild its relationship with fans.
“As well as building this new exciting product, paramount to Firesky’s long-term future is restoring your confidence and trust in us,” he said.
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