Slay giant ogres in Extinction when it drops April 10

Iron Galaxy, the studio behind Killer Instinct Season 2 & 3 and Divekick, have announced a release date for their upcoming action RPG, Extinction - April 10, 2018.

For those unaware, Extinction is an original IP from the developer that was originally announced waaaaay back at E3 2017. Wielding a flame sword and grappling whip, you must fight off hordes of giant club-carrying ogres known as the Ravenii who have invaded the earth.

Think of it like Shadow of the Colossus in that every encounter requires a different approach. Since each ogre possesses a different armor type, you will need to put into practice decent level of strategizing and puzzle-solving to defeat them.

Here's a full run-down from the official website:

From time immemorial, the world has been at war. For generations, humans have fought one another for land and riches while our true enemies have lurked in the distance: throngs of ravenous monsters standing 150 feet tall that aim to destroy our kind. Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating these monstrosities, known colloquially as "ogres." You are one of the world’s last defenders, a warrior named Avil equipped with the skill, speed and strength to oppose the endless wave of Ravenii and prevent a fate worse than death: Extinction.

Deep Story Campaign

Protect the human population across an abundant story campaign, rescuing as many civilians as possible and taking down brutal opponents.

Dynamic Side Missions

Complete numerous side missions with various objectives, earning upgrades to aid you in your campaign.

Skill-Based Combat

Travel horizontally and vertically, perform wall runs, and use your whip as a vault to perform devastating air assaults. Master dynamic combat maneuvers to effectively traverse the giant beasts and expose their weak points, progressing along different skill trees to develop a path best suited to your playstyle.

Interactive Environment

Move freely around a fully destructible environment, and use objects throughout the world to your strategic advantage.

Innumerable Battle Scenarios

Every battlefield is different from the last, ensuring a unique combat situation each time you play.

Skirmish Mode

Create unique battlegrounds with varied objectives, and challenge players online to compete for the top score.

Extinction Mode

Fight off a continuous horde of assailants as wave after wave of ogres and their minions attack without respite.

Iron Galaxy also shared a new trailer for the title showing off the skills and strategy required to defeat these large-scale baddies. Expect plenty of aerial combat and wall scaling.:

How nice of them to start off the trailer stating the game won't feature micro-transactions, hmm?

Here are some screenshots as well:

Extinction Screenshots

Extinction is scheduled to be released on April 10, 2018, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.