Spanish development studio Tragnarion Studios has announced it will be using Epic's Unreal Engine 3 for its new multi-format FPS The Scourge Project.

The game will be unique in that it will focus on co-operative narrative and gameplay for up to four players, with each player experiencing a unique story whilst playing together as a squad.

"We've been amazed at the speed and quality of results on Unreal. We've only had the engine for a couple of months, yet we've already been able to build a great-looking, fully playable prototype, which we'll soon show to publishers, featuring our innovative narrative system for multiple players and our unique co-op focused gameplay mechanics," said Carl Jones, head of Tragnarion Studios.

Epic Games vp Mark Rein is also very pleased with the results Tragnarion have been able to achieve in such a short period of time.

"When we saw the demo that Tragnarion produced, we were really impressed with the progress they had made in such a short time. The high quality visuals, innovative game features and co-operative story have come together in only a few months. It made us very proud to see how quickly they were able to learn Unreal Engine 3," said Rein.

The Scourge Project is scheduled for release in 2008 for PC and consoles.