Coda is a modification of Unreal Tournament 3 which focuses on thoughtful, unforgiving, competitive, fast paced and stylish gameplay. It will provide several interesting systems which players will have to use in harmony in order to defeat their opponents. Initially the mod will focus around an original sword fighting system based on mouse movements. Next magic and psionic energy systems will be implemented, and tightly integrated into the sword fighting gameplay. Coda will feature a player control system which borrows mechanics from fighting games such as Guilty Gear. Several maps and completely original characters are planned. Stay tuned for frequent updates, this mod is currently under rapid development.
Coda, previously available only for PC has now gone Beta. There have been some exciting changes, including the addition of PS3 support.
Posted by KarlKarlJohn on May 30th, 2009
The Coda team is proud to announce that Coda, previously available only for PC has gone Beta and is now also available for Playstation 3. Coda features a fully automated self-installer as well as an auto updater. Players who already have a copy of the Coda Alpha should be able to simply run the updater found in the Coda section of the Windows Start Menu. New PC and PS3 players and can get a fresh copy from www.codamod.com/downloads. More detailed instructions on installing the game for PS3 as well as PC can be found in the Coda Wiki.
Playstation 3 support isn't the only change for this Coda release there have also been simple bots added to help new players become accustomed to Coda's gameplay beyond reading the online manual. By popular demand mounted sword combat for the Coda Mule has been added complete with all the normal Coda sword combat mechanics such as stuns, clashes and whiffs. See a screen of this below.
There have also been substancial updates to Coda's elemental swords. Among these is the ability to use Nature to create trees that impede your opponents, a lightning fast dash move using Sky, and reflecting magic thrown at you using Water.
The Coda team would also like to thank Mischa_Silden for offering to provide the Finnish localization included in this latest version of Coda. If you'd like to help with localization for other languages, just email Bowie.
If this isn't enough Coda news for you there is a great post on how to follow Coda's progress more closely over on the Coda Forums.