The reveal trailer
now online for Abyss Odyssey
, the upcoming game from ACE Team.
, this is accompanied from
first details on the game, which will be a Roguelike-like action/adventure.
Abyss Odyssey is an action/adventure platformer that borrows
several elements from the Roguelike sub-genre. The game features a variety of
unique characteristics, and in this first reveal trailer we’re talking about
three key features the game will have to offer:
- Randomized environments: Every descent into the
Abyss will be completely different thanks to the dynamic modular
environments built off hundreds of set pieces and the randomized
distribution of enemies and collectibles. Players will see how enemy
classes, secret areas, loot and all other sort of interactive elements are
distributed differently with each pass at the campaign.
- Deep fighting engine: With Abyss Odyssey we set
out to develop an action platformer that boosts a fighting engine that is
easy to play, but has a high learning curve that can be mastered to output
pro techniques traditionally seen in the fighting game genre. This feature
is built around not only the players, but most of the enemies as well. So
instead of a list of regular NPCs the game essentially features a roster of
‘fighters’ that can perform a variety of specialized combat techniques such
as cancelling into specials, parrying attacks, custom combos, etc.
- Play as the enemies: Since most of the enemies in
the game have a level of depth comparable to the player characters, we
developed a special powerup that allows players to capture enemy souls which
allows them to later turn into the enemies and play the campaign as those.
Being able to play as dozens of different characters adds a huge level of
diversity to the game, since each enemy features it’s unique moveset and
special attacks. Enemy transforms will also be accessible through other
means like secret shops and a specialized training room.
The previous three features are just a portion of the unique things we’re
including into Abyss Odyssey. There’s a handful of additional features that will
be revealed in upcoming videos. We’ll be slowly unveiling everything about Abyss
Odyssey as we come closer to the release which is during 2014.