This new set of screens Tecmo's East-meets-West third-person shooter Quantum highlights the game's strange mix of Gears of War-esque characters in a high fantasy setting.

I first saw Quantum (formerly Quantum Theory) at E3 this year, and boy was I confused. It looks and plays a bit like Gears of War, but the environments are something out of a late 70's, early 80's fantasy black light poster. You can't really see it in these shots, but there's a very Roger Dean, Yes album cover vibe going on in the game, which is exactly the sort of thing I wouldn't expect out of Japanese developers. Seeing as that is the developer Team Tachyon's goal, I'd say mission accomplished.

Quantum is due out in 2010 for the PlayStation 3.

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