It only took me a few minutes into my E3 appointment with High Voltage Software — a company I am admittedly not too familiar with — to understand the inspirations behind the PS3 and 360 versions of the studio’s upcoming project, The Grinder. I didn’t pay too much attention to the game when it was announced as a first-person shooter for the Wii. Imagine my surprise when I learned that, on the other two platforms, it’s actually a current-gen iteration of one of my favorite games from the generation past — one I spent countless nights during my high school career playing with three friends, occasionally from start to finish in a single, rapturous sitting.

“You know what game this really reminds me of,” I stated to the game’s on-hand developers. “Hunter: The Reckoning. “

“Yeah,” one of them replied, “we made that game. “

“Oh? Awesome.”

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