Atlus has announced it is publishing a downloadable third-person co-op shooter by the name of God Mode.

The story finds the player – a descendent of an ancient god – battling their way out of purgatory via something called the Maze of Hades.

God Mode will feature RPG elements, upgradable weapons, customisable characters, non-linear gameplay, and dozens of enemies on screen at once, according to Atlus.

A Rage Meter will allow the use of special abilities, an array of modifiers will keep the game fresh, and a PvP section will also be included.

God Mode will be released sometime in early 2013 on Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network.