Square Mountain’s Stealth-Action Shooter ‘No Trace’ Gets a New Gameplay Trailer (VIDEO)
Indie developer Square Mountain has released a new gameplay trailer for their stealth-action shooter ‘No Trace’, and it is everything you have ever wanted in a game that pays homage to both Hitman and Hotline Miami. The new gameplay trailer, shown below, shows off the game’s low-poly art style, which manages to seem perfectly at home as the Agent 47-esque protagonist slides across the floor and dispenses justice via bullets and assorted thrown cutlery.
Simply put, the game looks extremely fun to play. In the PC exclusive, players will get the chance to take control of a protagonist whose abilities are “synonymous with an ex-elite special forces, master assassin, to meticulously plan your approach to a diverse range of challenges.” As seen in the trailer, it will be up to each individual player to decide how they want to approach each scenario: Players can go with a stealth play style, go for a more gung-ho action run, or somewhere in between – whatever works best for the given situation or whatever the player prefers. Some key features of the game can be seen below:
No Trace Key Features
A stylised low-poly, diorama art style and top-down camera that combine to give a unique spin on the genre.
Strong focus on distinct play styles – Stealth & Action. Making both alternatives equally fun and challenging to play.
Randomly generated NPC profiles provide new, and unique challenges on each playthrough. No two playthroughs are the same.
Inspection mode – enables foresight and strategy, allowing the player to pause time at any point and scan the environment for points of interest (POI), unique NPC traits, and the perfect approach to the objective.
Precision depth based gunplay allows more verticality, allowing for specific body parts to be targeted, unlike most top-down shooters.
Slow-motion mark & execute ability.
Room based line of sight system that obscures enemies and items of interest.
Based on the gameplay trailer, No Trace looks like it will be an excellent addition to the world of stealth-action shooters. Though there is currently no set release date, Square Mountain is estimating a Q2 2018 release. Don’t Feed the Gamers will have more information about the title available here as we get closer to the game’s 2018 release window.
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