Renegade Ops is definitely one of the games I’m most excited to check out post E3 2011. Think Zombie Driver: isometric view, 3D rendered, item pick-up based, only with vivid jungle environments and a military theme. Characters are played in-vehicle, each employed with a primary and secondary weapon. Each vehicle can have up to four upgrades, which you can mix and match for bonuses in particular skill sets (not unlike those in the Diablo II skill trees, if you’re familiar). Three difficulty modes allow the player to decide the level of depth they want to encounter in the game, from an easy button mashing misadventure, to a full challenge driven experience. Four person co-op, however, will be the lynchpin of this game’s appeal; knowing how to use each character in a team setting and plan vehicle bonuses accordingly is part of the strategic fun.
No word yet on how many levels or what price, both of those questions got me shut down in quick fashion during the Q&A session I had with the producers, but we do know it’s on the way for digital download on PC, PSN, and XBLA, this summer. Check out the screen shots of this compelling visual experience below.