Shoot Many Robots, a new title for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC, will be released in 2012, Ubisoft has announced.

The joint partnership between Ubisoft and Demiurge Studios sees players helping to stop a robot apocalypse.

"Ubisoft is excited to be working with Demiurge Studios on the release of Shoot Many Robots," said Adam Novickas, director of marketing at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is focused on providing players with a strong and diverse portfolio of digital titles, and Demiurge is set to bring another amazing game to the digital space with Shoot Many Robots."

Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory begins to ominously produce killer robots. Expect four-player co-op run-n-gun side-scrolling action with RPG elements and weapon customisation.

Shoot Many Robots will also feature two game modes: Traversal, where players must progress linearly through a level, and Survival, where players fight against waves of robot hordes.

More on the game will be showcased at PAX Prime over the weekend.