A teaser trailer was released today to mark the opening of the signup period for Blacksea Odyssey‘s upcoming October public alpha phase (sign up here). In Blacksea Odyssey you control the cybernetic Old Man as he competes to take down horrific beasts that roam the solar system.

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At its core Blacksea Odyssey is a top-down shooter with randomly generated environments. Your main goal is the destruction of the colossal monsters that plague the galaxy. According to the developers, these creatures can get up to as large as 5 times the screen size, so it makes for a real David vs. Goliath situation. By far the most striking aspect of the trailer is the use of the harpoon weapon. It’s attached to Old Man by a rope so that he can sink the lance into the beast’s flesh and then pull it back, tearing off body parts that the monster would have preferred to have remained attached. Here’s the teaser:

If you’re interested in being part of the alpha testing phase, you can sign up at the official website. It’s supposed to start in October, but an exact date hasn’t been set.