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Gene Troopers ripped open

Chaser developer Cauldron's new FPS whisks us away to a future where genetic material has become the hottest commodity

Gene Troopers, a new sci-fi first-person shooter from Chaser developer Cauldron, drops you into the revenge boots of a yet-to-be-revealed protagonist whose life has been shattered by, er, Gene Troopers funnily enough.

In a universe where genetic material has become the new strategic resource, it's the task of elite force Gene Troopers to roam the stars and kidnap lifeforms - gene transformation technology changes suitable individuals into loyal and powerful Gene Trooper units, apparently.

Gene Troopers' hero - as well as his daughter Mareen - is a victim of the elite force's mandate, so presumably it's a case of Gene Trooper rebels as they seek to take revenge for atrocities visited on them and their offspring.

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It's said by the Powers That Be that Gene Troopers will thrust us into "the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe," where we'll be able to "Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional [RPG elements included then?], control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil."

Gene Troopers is currently pencilled in for a late 2005 release on PC. We've uploaded first screenshots from the FPS for you to check out.

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