Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:11am 08/12/20 | 0 Comments
Though it's for a limited time only as part of The Game Awards Festival, in the lead up to the awards proper, which AusGamers is part of once again this year as a member of the judging panel.
Echo Generation for those not in the know is a gorgeous RPG-lite with turn-based combat similar to the Paper Mario series, set in the 90s.
We've actually played some of the PC demo (nab the Series S and X demo here) and can tell you with an 90s-era hype-mic, it's awesome. We'll have impressions up soon, but for now, here's the official mixtape:
Echo Generation, the nostalgic voxel-based adventure RPG from Cococucumber following a gang of kids investigating supernatural occurrences to save their small town, will arrive on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam for PC in 2021.
The summer of 1993 is nearly at an end. A sleepy Canadian town suddenly becomes home to strange accidents and mutated creatures, but the grown-ups won’t do anything about it! Of course, it’s up to the kids to take action. Collect comic books and snacks, hunt for quirky quest items and uncover spooky clues to root out evil and fight back against forces unknown.
Echo Generation’s limited-time demo sends a dynamic brother-sister duo, each with their own powers and baddie-stomping abilities, out into the world. On the first steps of their journey, sure to bring nostalgia to any child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, face off against trash pandas, giant rats and manic mechanical monsters in turn-based combat.
These kids are tough, but not invincible—take advantage of quick-time events and mini games to defend, snag a critical hit or nail a sweet combo. Kick, punch, and bust some moves with skills learnt from comics, and unlock cool powers by doing what kids do best: exploring! Conquer quests in a vibrant, voxel-based world, trekking through town to grooving electropop and pumping synthwave tunes.
The charmingly familiar world of Echo Generation comes to life on Xbox Series X|S with a gorgeous 4K presentation on Series X and 60 FPS on both current-gen consoles. Whether playing on Xbox One consoles or the latest and greatest, adventurous spirits will find a haunting-yet-hopeful journey colored with childlike imagination.
“We hope to give fans a taste of the nostalgic and slightly kooky world of Echo Generation, where high-spirited kids take off on adventures around their neighbourhood,” said Martin Gauvreau, Game Director at Cococucumber. “Moments of mystery and haunting atmosphere contrasted with an absolutely banging soundtrack and active turn-based battles will keep you on your toes.”
If you need more convincing beyond "free demo", check out the game's trailer embedded below.