Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 09:15 AM PST by Brian Hoss
"our own personal take on the classic Metroidvania formula."
Today, Italian indie studio MixedBag announced that 'forma.8' is coming to the PS4 and PS Vita. The game is described as an action adventure game with Metroidvania-like characteristics.
From MixedBag, "In the distant future, a small exploration probe, forma.8, is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. It was parted from its companions by chance, and has a life or death mission to accomplish: it must find and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late. Ancient civilizations, great perils, and dystopian visions await it, and not everything is as it seems.
"Floating gracefully in mid air, with a control system that aims to give players a true sense of flying, forma.8 starts with no powers, no weapons, and no hints of what to do and where to go; it’s up to the player to explore the planet, deal with its often hostile inhabitants, and slowly uncover the story. There’s no verbal communication in the game — everything is conveyed to the player with images, sounds, and the gameplay itself."
MixedBag is promising 1080p at 60fps on the PS4 along with a "massive amount of antialiasing."
While the PlayStation versions are being emphasized, the game is also listed as coming to the Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux, and iOS platforms.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Author: Brian Hoss
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