By Ben Barrett on August 23rd, 2013 at 12:00 pm.
This is it, this is the one. The game trailer the aliens will find when studying our radio waves fourteen million light years away. The one hard drive to survive the Guardian-bot uprising will contain it. When the rats rule this world they’ll scuttle around our carcasses as decaying monitors play it on endless repeat. It’s not the last game trailer we want, but it’s the last game trailer we deserve. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages Rock, Paper, Shotgun proudly brings to you the trailer champion of the WHUUUURRRRLLLD: Tactical Intervention.
Just play it again, one more time, I’ll wait. Soak it in, soak it all in.
“But,” you scream, body uncontrollably throbbing to the sickening bass, “what the hell is it?!” Well, the mentioned “Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le” is one of the original developers of Counter-Strike, a team-based tactics mod for Half-Life that you may have heard of. In his time he’s worked at Valve on the eventually shelved (and presumably replaced) Counter-Strike 2. After leaving the company he dropped off the grid as work began on new projects, aiming for a spiritual successor to his previous work. Tactical Intervention is the eventual offspring adding attack dogs, riot shields and apparently cars to the already well defined CS formula. It was achieved with the help of South Korean investment, where they’re quite into this sort of thing.
Unlike its counter-parts in that region this one’s getting a full Steam release in coming months. It’s actually playable right now if you’re lucky enough to have a closed beta key. Everyone else will have to wait for open beta on the 29th of August. Even if you miss that window, it’ll be free to play when it eventually launches on September 12th. Get more info on the official website or Facebook. Info like the publishers being called “1337 Games”. Perfect.