1UP writes: "Tecmo is daring to enter a realm that Japanese developers typically shy away from (the world of third-person shooters) with its newly announced PS3 exclusive, Quantum Theory. In one of those "a world rocked by cataclysmic destruction" situations, the "dark destroyer Syd endeavors to scale and raze the Living Tower" (an art nouveau-style spire that's alive with mystical energy), but along the way he "encounters the mysterious female warrior Fillena, who's also scaling the tower with an unknown agenda." Yeah, that's the kind of language the developers use when describing this game.
Quantum Theory is reputedly only about 20 percent to 30 percent finished, and it was only shown in trailer form at TGS. From our brief chat with members of Tecmo's recently formed development team, Team Tachyon, we learned that the shooting gameplay in this title has a major twist: The landscape changes in real time to provide -- and rob you of -- cover and to present new obstacles to overcome. While some of the landscape deformations in the Living Tower will be scripted, the environment will change randomly, leading us to believe that not all of the game's environmental encounters will have fixed difficulty."