nexscreen04StarByte has let us know that their squad-based first person shooter Nex has finally been submitted to Apple for approve. We first reported on the game back in February.

You are in charge of a small human commando squad battling terrifying hoards of violent aliens in dark, gloomy, confined spaceship wastelands.

You’ll need razor-sharp reactions during solo missions and a combination of aggression and strategic planning when ordering your commando squad if you are to have any hope of meeting your varied mission objectives.

The game certainly sounds like an ambitious effort, and StarByte has released this new gameplay video in anticipation of the release:

The control pad on the screen seems to adopt a Wolf 3D style controller as default, though an accelerometer-based controls also appears to be available. Squad-based control of the game is detailed here:

Q. There are two (or three) commandos in my mission – which one am I?
A. You control one directly in the play screen. The others will carry out any orders they have. However, you can switch to any other commando by tapping the mini-commando icon on the play screen – you would then take direct control of him. If you switched into a commando currently under a move (or follow) order, you’ll see the intended path highlighted on the scanner. The other commandos will continue to carry out their orders. They are also aware of dangers and will turn to fire at any approaching aliens.

More details on the game as well as tips and FAQs can be found on StarByte's site. We're looking forward to trying this one out.

  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    Change the graphics and it´s what Doom should have been.

  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    Change the graphics and it´s what Doom should have been.

  • Hiromi

    update for Black Mamba???

    Pleaseeee!!!

  • Hiromi

    update for Black Mamba???

    Pleaseeee!!!

  • Lost Cipher

    I agree with crishnak, this is what Doom should have been. Aside from that really looking forward to this.

  • Lost Cipher

    I agree with crishnak, this is what Doom should have been. Aside from that really looking forward to this.

  • http://www.melagioco.com Giochi iPhone

    Hope the controls will be decent... I hate virtual d pads

  • http://www.melagioco.com Giochi iPhone

    Hope the controls will be decent... I hate virtual d pads

  • http://www.extreeeme.org GPSchnyder

    Looks like Space Hulk.

    Which doesn't have to be a bad thing. Hope to hear more here soon when it's released. Looks really promissing.

  • http://www.extreeeme.org GPSchnyder

    Looks like Space Hulk.

    Which doesn't have to be a bad thing. Hope to hear more here soon when it's released. Looks really promissing.

  • Lions

    Yeah, looks like a clone of the old Space Hulk pc game (WH40K). Even has the same genestealer looking aliens. I used to have it for my old Amiga 500 sometime around 1994'ish.

    Hope the controls are good cus then this game will be a MUST for me.

  • Lions

    Yeah, looks like a clone of the old Space Hulk pc game (WH40K). Even has the same genestealer looking aliens. I used to have it for my old Amiga 500 sometime around 1994'ish.

    Hope the controls are good cus then this game will be a MUST for me.

  • EatKodosDaily

    It looks like it has some potential.

    It's going to need a lite version to sell the controls to me though.

  • EatKodosDaily

    It looks like it has some potential.

    It's going to need a lite version to sell the controls to me though.

  • Booch138

    You know, this actually doesn't look awful. The graphics are a little... meh but not all that bad really. I never really heard anything on this prior to this article so yeah. Lookin foward to seeing more of it.

  • Booch138

    You know, this actually doesn't look awful. The graphics are a little... meh but not all that bad really. I never really heard anything on this prior to this article so yeah. Lookin foward to seeing more of it.

  • GodSon

    Gameplay looks very polished and smooth...I like the features(i.e. controlling more than one character.) I hope its lengthy with a lot of content and especially online multiplayer...I look forward to seeing more on NEX.

  • GodSon

    Gameplay looks very polished and smooth...I like the features(i.e. controlling more than one character.) I hope its lengthy with a lot of content and especially online multiplayer...I look forward to seeing more on NEX.

  • Tunawrap

    Lookes a bit crappy to me.

    Of course, I'll still be buying it upon release.

  • Tunawrap

    Lookes a bit crappy to me.

    Of course, I'll still be buying it upon release.

  • Adams Immersive

    I like the concept, and the HUD. More first person shooters!

    It looks like it's not my favorite style of aiming/steering. However, if the game is all on one plane, no vertical, then that could work out fine. That seems to be the case, from the video.

  • Adams Immersive

    I like the concept, and the HUD. More first person shooters!

    It looks like it's not my favorite style of aiming/steering. However, if the game is all on one plane, no vertical, then that could work out fine. That seems to be the case, from the video.

  • Jonathan

    It looks like it could be fun. I'm a fan of virtual Dpads when done right, and it looks like this is a game for the hardcore gamers. Keeping an eye on this one.

  • Jonathan

    It looks like it could be fun. I'm a fan of virtual Dpads when done right, and it looks like this is a game for the hardcore gamers. Keeping an eye on this one.

  • CaseyLay

    This looks awesome. I'd love to be in control of people who aren't myself in missions. I just hope the game is long and has cool weapons. I hope it has some other battle modes too, and even multiplayer co-op/ death matches. Although it might not reach it's potential online, I think it'll definitely be cool.

  • CaseyLay

    This looks awesome. I'd love to be in control of people who aren't myself in missions. I just hope the game is long and has cool weapons. I hope it has some other battle modes too, and even multiplayer co-op/ death matches. Although it might not reach it's potential online, I think it'll definitely be cool.

  • Rollinrolandos

    Game looks generally good except for two things:
    1. The graphics are floating somewhere between N64 and an old pc fps, which is seems pretty bad this late in the game especially with the 3GS out and all.
    2. The walk speed looks dreadfully slow, hopefully this is just because it's still in development, but many of the "first person" games I have seen in the AppStore have this same problem.

  • Rollinrolandos

    Game looks generally good except for two things:
    1. The graphics are floating somewhere between N64 and an old pc fps, which is seems pretty bad this late in the game especially with the 3GS out and all.
    2. The walk speed looks dreadfully slow, hopefully this is just because it's still in development, but many of the "first person" games I have seen in the AppStore have this same problem.

  • Crim

    Rollinrolandos, I agree tha the graphics don't look that great, but you made me wonder what's the possibility of porting some N64 type games over to the iPhone. I would LOVE to see a port of Turok 2 end up on this device

  • Crim

    Rollinrolandos, I agree tha the graphics don't look that great, but you made me wonder what's the possibility of porting some N64 type games over to the iPhone. I would LOVE to see a port of Turok 2 end up on this device

  • Tim

    This is the FPS we have been waiting for! Nicely done! And its exclusive!

  • Tim

    This is the FPS we have been waiting for! Nicely done! And its exclusive!

  • Tim

    @Rollinrolandos - 3gs makes up 12.7% of the market. To develop exclusively for it this early in its life would be useless.

    Graphics looks fine. Walking speeds - I'm sure they were for demo purposes only. I guess we shall see.

  • Tim

    @Rollinrolandos - 3gs makes up 12.7% of the market. To develop exclusively for it this early in its life would be useless.

    Graphics looks fine. Walking speeds - I'm sure they were for demo purposes only. I guess we shall see.

  • JZ

    I'll check it.
    However I wouldn't mind a port of Space Hulk (amiga version) or even better
    XCOM(please, please!!!!)

  • JZ

    I'll check it.
    However I wouldn't mind a port of Space Hulk (amiga version) or even better
    XCOM(please, please!!!!)

  • eggzbacon

    The developer just posted on the thread that this is approved and its coming out September 1st!!!!!!

  • eggzbacon

    The developer just posted on the thread that this is approved and its coming out September 1st!!!!!!