New Echo Trailer Showcases Beautiful Environments and Exciting Stealth-Action Gameplay (VIDEO)
A brand new trailer has been released for Echo, Indie developer Ultra Ultra’s upcoming stealth-action game. Originally announced back in May 2016, Echo tells the story of a woman named En who has spent the last century in stasis, traveling to “A Palace out of legend” in order to “bring back a life that shouldn’t have been lost,” using the Palace’s forgotten technologies. Not all is as it seems, though – the Palace defends itself by making hostile “Echoes” of En, preventing her from achieving her goal. These Echoes learn and adapt to the player’s actions; if the player aggressively attacks, the Echoes will respond in kind. If the player sneaks around, the Echoes will do the same. Every few minutes, the Palace “reboots” and teaches its Echoes the player’s newest behaviour patterns. During each reboot there is a small blackout period where players can do whatever they like without the Echoes learning from their actions. The new Echo trailer can be seen below:
The Echo trailer skips the information provided above, instead focusing on the game’s setting and its stealth-action gameplay mechanics. The Palace itself is stunningly beautiful, providing a much-appreciated contrast to the feeling one gets when being chased by multiple copies of herself. En has a honeycomb-like aura ability that glows red when Echoes are approaching, a noticeably unique mechanic that is typically implemented in more rudimentary ways in other stealth games. Pairing that with the player’s ability to exploit the Palace’s behavior-mimicking system, Ultra Ultra provides players with plenty of tools with which to conquer the Palace.
Ultra Ultra was founded by former members of Hitman developer studio IO Interactive. Upping the ante for stealth-action games, Echo appears to be a natural evolution of the stealth-action genre, combining sci-fi with tried-and-tested hitman stealth combat, with the copycat Echoes providing that extra gameplay twist. Players can try out Echo when it arrives on PC and PlayStation 4 on September 19, 2017.
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