505 Games, an international publisher of video games, announced a partnership with Seattle-based indie developer Serellan, to help them bring TAKEDOWN, their Kickstarter-reinforced project, a grand step closer to a worldwide audience.
TAKEDOWN is a tactical shooter being developed by Christian Allen, who was the creative directed for the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise, oh, and Halo Reach. TAKEDOWN is considered a successor to the Rainbow Six and SWAT series and is suited perfectly for those players that want to take a more methodical approach to their shooters, not the gun nut approach of running and gunning. Now officially titled TAKEDOWN: RED SABRE, players will be put in close-quarter combat situations, gun-fights, as player’s very own member of the elite Red Sabre team.
Every scenario is designed to emulate scenarios and tactics employed by various SWAT and SOF teams, that are put into play to take down small numbers of dangerous groups. The environments have non-linear paths, which allow for multiple routes, tactics and added replayability. Meaning that the tactical-shooter market, will finally have another foot in the door and all tactical-shooter fans will have something to play, beyond modded versions of Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon.
TAKEDOWN will be fully modable, for all of you tech-heads out there, meaning that if you’re so inclined, you can completely customize your game, make maps, gameplay changing mods and so on. It also means that the community can further help to develop the game. Another interesting point to note, is that so far, the game is set in first-person mode on PC and third-person on the PS3 and 360, although the developers have stated that this may change, depending on feedback.
Serellan’s team of veteran developers, have shipped big title franchises like, Ghost Recon, Halo, SOCOM, SWAT and F.E.A.R.; which brings their collective experience with shooters to the already interesting looking TAKEDOWN.
Tim Woodley, head of Global Brand for 505 Games, said
Christian Allen, Founder and Creative Director of Serellan said
So, with a new tactical-shooter on the way to the mainstream market again, will it be time to return to the age of the tactical-shooter again? No more run and gun games? Only time will tell!