MilitAnt Comes to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Steam on July 12 (Video)
Created by Xibalba Studios for the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita and PC (Steam™), MilitAnt is a fast twitch side scrolling blastacular action platformer set for launch on July 12th for $9.99 USD.
Deep underground, the Ants guard a most precious resource: Crystalite. This rare mineral serves as the chief fuel behind most modern Insect technology, from day-to-day tools to advanced weaponry. Trade among the many kingdoms has brought about long years of peace and prosperity, with the Ants leading the way.
Not everyone has been pleased with this uneven balance of power. In recent times, the more envious factions have been gaining influence. Tensions grow. War seems to loom on the horizon.
MilitAnt opens with a sudden invasion. Termites have overrun the Ants’ colony! All seems lost. And yet, one brave Ant warrior rises to the challenge, striking back.
From the familiar depths of the colony’s mines, he must venture into the strange world above. When not soaring through the sky or visiting the Beetles’ mysterious realm, he’s escaping from the jungle or being hunted in a bleak wasteland: each stage of the journey is beautiful yet dangerous, exotic and unique. Huge bosses stand in the way, each with an amazing battle theme by award winning composer Gerard K. Marino.
In MilitAnt, players can gather quite an arsenal, from flamethrowers and sentry guns to electric beam rifles and more! And as an Ant, the warrior can carry weapons in all four hands. Preparation is key: only by unlocking and equipping the best combinations in each situation can he win victory and save the Ants.
MilitAnt brings old-school run and gun gameplay to the PS4 and Steam this July 12th for $9.99. Grab your guns and go!
Creation of MilitAnt
The initial inspiration for MilitAnt was born from a series childhood drawings created by one of developers at Xibalba. The game boasts an art style reminiscent of classic animation films like A Bug’s Life and gameplay that combines nature’s brutality with classic arcade side-scrolling games like Contra.
Spawned from an incubation program, early builds of MilitAnt have already earned numerous awards, such as the “Best Shooter Award” from the Intel Level Up Game Demo Contest. The game was also selected as a nominee for Game Connection America’s “Best Project” award. Xibalba won ESA’s (Entertainment Software Association) Professional Developer category at Video Juegos MX for MilitAnt.