Netmarble Games has announced the global release of their online Role Play Shooting game, Hounds, which tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between humans and extraterrestrial life. Set in 1960s-era America, Hounds showcases the rise and fall of the SETI project and ongoing global war with Wickbrokes, a vicious extraterrestrial who followed the SETI signal to Earth. Players are called to battle when the mutated creature, Wickbrokes, begins to attack. The goal is the game is simple: to save humanity and fight for ownership of Earth before the arrival of Descent Day.
Unlike other third person shooter games, Hounds sports RPG elements like character growth, class, and skill. Apart from that, every mission has a Story Mode allowing players to play as if they are the main characters. What’s nice about this is that there are various story modes depending on which order you play the missions in. There’s also a total of five PvP modes — Death Match, Explosive Match, Occupation Match, Close Combat, and Advanced Match — offering plenty of variety for online multiplayer.
Other features include:
- PvE (Mission) mode: Challenges players with external environments and monsters. This mode has low difficulty when playing alone, but will require party play as the game continues. Every chapter of Hounds features 5 Main Missions, 5 Inter Mission, and 1 Boss Mission. Sub Mission and Special Missions are also available for play independently of the Hounds’ story.
- Character creation: Players can create their own unique characters by choose a name, male or female, and Class; Assault, Specialist, Support, or Tech.
- Player growth: Characters defeat enemies and grow by gaining more powerful equipment. Tactical role playing is available by choosing Class with specialties.
As it stands Hounds is available on Steam for $34.99, however, there’s optional downloadable content for extra.