I feel like having your eyes located inside your mouth – just behind a jagged row of teeth that probably uses live sharks as dental floss – would pigeon hole you a bit from a career standpoint. Such is the plight of Natural Selection 2‘s Skulk aliens, and yet, they seem to do rather well for themselves within their small area of chompy expertise – at least, if Natural Selection 2’s latest trailer is any indication. This time around, the asymmetrical puny, mechanically assisted humans vs horrifying aliens (some of whom are colossal elephant monsters) action takes place on a new map called Docking, which should be available to closed beta players any time now. It’s a positively gorgeous mix of red-hued industrialism, green alien goop, and, er, some form of shooting range/basketball court, but the shooty, bitey, bleedy goodness is the real star here. Check out the madness after the break.
Currently, Natural Selection 2’s listing “summer 2012” as its release date, which a quick glance at a calendar would tell you is roughly nowish – if anyone used calendars anymore. So expect it soon. In the meantime, pre-ordering will get you into the closed beta.
I very desperately hope to try this as soon as possible. For now, though, has anyone else lived the virtual life of Bitey McMouthFace? Is Natural Selection 2 shaping up to be as promising as it looks?