Developed in Korea by CJ GameLab, Hounds is coined as the “Role Playing Shooting (RPS)” genre by the company. Well, I would have preferred “Shooter” though. Hounds is an online co-op shooter at its core, which is still a rarity given almost all others out in the market are focused more on team PvP. In Hounds, there is a progressive storyline and character growth, hence the “Role Playing” element.
The core enemies in Hounds are… aliens. Yeap, this is pretty much “Shoot many aliens” in a sense. The zombies you see in the videos are actually infected “zombified” victims. Similar to other online shooters, there are many weapons for players to choose and customize, in fact CJ is boasting over 400 weapons currently.
Hounds is scheduled to enter its first beta phase in July, with the list of successful participants to be announced on 1st June.