During the Game Developer’s Choice Awards at the Game Developer’s Conference, Double Fine announced their latest downloadable game: Trenched. And boy is it manly!

The game is set to be published by Microsoft Game Studios, but no release date has been set forward just yet. For more info, in addition to the launch trailer, check after the cut.

Trenched is a mech-combat game where you take on the role of someone from the “Mobile Trench brigade”. Your job is to stop the menacing alien threat that’s destroyed both the navy, the air force and the army. The trailer itself is built like a World War 2 style propaganda video, and the game appears to be built with that style in mind.

The mechs themselves look like something out of dieselpunk, basically being giant mechs with machine guns, cannons and various other weaponry. The game also comes with multiplayer, so hopefully Double Fine can make something good out of that.

Double Fine has really been hitting their stride with this series of downloadable games, so I’m definitely excited about Trenched. It might not be the new MechWarrior, but it certainly looks like it’ll come close.

3 Responses so far.

  1. This looks incredibly charmless compared to Costume Quest and Stacking.

    But it certainly looks like it could be fun.

    Jens Erik Vaaler   [ 08:03, March 4th, 2011 ]

    @Michael O’Connor, They’re different kinds of games and I think it seems wrong to compare the two. They’re going more for straight up humour and parody, rather than charm, with Trenched.

    Michael O'Connor   [ 13:38, March 4th, 2011 ]

    @Jens Erik Vaaler, Never stopped them before.

    It just looks weak in that regard.

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