Whimsy Games announces AS+CEND will ascend to Early Access
on Steam in the
ass-end of this month, specifying September 26th as a launch date for the 6DoF
space shooter. Here's a
trailer which is dated June 22nd, and the announcement we received about
inadvertently reveals they actually planned on an Early Access launch in August.
The video shows off combat in the game's indoor environments, and the
announcement has more details on this descent into nostalgia:
features intense omnidirectional combat -- learn to master it as the battlefield
shifts from deliberate engagements of deadly intent to frantic fights for your
life. Utilize intuitive controls that allow you to move your craft in six
degrees while aiming and firing your weapons with confidence. Keeping your
shields up and oriented to your opponent is the key to survival. Yet securing
victory will require risking exposure to launch your own devastating assaults.
With a wide array of weapons and an ever expanding toolkit, combat in AS+CEND is
a thoughtfully frenetic experience.
In AS+CEND, each side of your ship has it's own shields and equipment, requiring
focus to prevent a well-placed barrage of shots on an exposed side from
crippling your vessel, and skill to launch your own devastating assaults on
others. Whether you're a quick study who's able to learn these new tools on the
fly, or a student of patient persistence who seeks to master the one perfect
weapon or ship, victory is hard-earned and incredibly satisfying.
Beyond the wide array of kinetic and energy weapons, there are a number of
special abilities that you can use to mix up the gameplay and throw your enemies
off-balance, from ability modules to qualities intrinsic to the ship's frame
itself. Whimsy Games is working hard to bring even more tools of destruction to
the table, including new weapons, abilities, and ship frames.
Intense 3D PvP space combat
Unique and challenging omnidirectional combat
A large array of weapons, abilities, and ship