Extinction, the game about fighting 150-foot tall ogres, is out on April 10

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Developer Iron Galaxy has slapped an April 10 release date on Extinction, the action game about battling towering ogres. For those that haven't read about it before, you control Avil, an agile fighter trying to protect earth from an army of massive monsters (opens in new tab) that he has to take down one by one. Extinction's combat system promises to give you the same degree of control as a fighting game (Iron Galaxy also developed Killer Instinct (opens in new tab)), only in a massive 3D space that let's you climb on top of your enemies and cut them apart, piece by piece. 

It comes with a AAA price tag: $59.99/£54.99, and you can buy a 'deluxe edition' that includes all future DLC for an extra $10/£10. The season pass will also be sold separately for £12.99/$15. 

Considering we don't know what any of the DLC is, or how much of it there will be, then it's hard to see anybody but die-hard fans forking out for it. And the general high price point will, I suspect, make most people hold off until the reviews pour in. 

If you want to know more about the game, read our previous coverage (opens in new tab)—it certainly has some good ideas, but I haven't been fully sold on the footage I've seen. The combat looks a little floaty, and I don't think the game fully sells the scale of the ogres. Steven enjoyed the pre-alpha demo (opens in new tab) but was worried that the final version wouldn't warrant the high price.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.