CJ GameLab’s Hounds was actually revealed way back last year with a trailer (below), but as usual there will be a stagnant period where intensive development will be going on.
Despite being scheduled for release last year as well, the game only got back into the spotlight yesterday with some new information and images about the storyline. Well, aliens invades Earth, players gotta slay em’ all before everyone becomes a zombified alien.
Hounds is played with a third person shooter (TPS) mode, and CJ GameLab is stressing the game is not just a typical online shooter. The game apparently focuses more on PvE with a core RPG element, hence coining the “new” genre as Role-playing shooter (RPS).
Overall, the feel gives me a Resident Evil vibe, with folks getting infected by aliens and turning into hideous undead monsters.
Combat in Hounds is not just shooting, as players will ave to make use of various actions to avoid being alien food, such as dodging, strafing, evasive ground roll, blind firing and more. There is melee combat as well, typically with the short weapons such as daggers and knives.