A Leap Beyond

Velocity 2X is the sci-fi platformer and shoot ‘em-up in one adventure, heading to PS Vita and PS4 in 2014!

This highly anticipated sequel to Velocity Ultra weaves together two classic game formats into one seamless adventure, featuring puzzle-platforming action alongside award-winning top-down shoot ‘em-up gameplay!

[NEW] Velocity 2X Gameplay (Alpha Footage)

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Story Teaser

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Dual Core

Engage the Quarp Drive teleport to outsmart the enemy in race-tuned space combat, then dock your ship, jump out and run around on foot to infiltrate enemy bases. Once you’ve disabled internal defences, jump back into the Quarp Jet and continue your mission!

Velocity 2X takes the same approach to great gameplay design that made Velocity Ultra so much fun, and applies it to a puzzle-platforming adventure too, making Velocity 2X twice the twitchy fun!

Find out how FuturLab approached the design of Velocity 2X in this candid Eurogamer Expo Developer Session: From PS Minis to PS4 in 12 months.

 
 

PS4 Alpha Screenshots

These screenshots are from the PS4 Alpha build.

In space everyone can hear you scream with joy
Boom boom Sheikh shakes the bloom!
Fire works.
Run gun yum!

PS Vita Pre-Alpha Screenshots

These screenshots show subtle post-processing effects such as bloom, anamorphic lens flare (J.J. Abrams style!) and environment lighting. You can also see the Quarp Jet docked outside the window in the second screenshot =)

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The artwork in the PS Vita screenshots above is all first pass artwork, so you can expect everything you see to get various upgrades between now and release!
 
 

Beautiful Environments

Velocity 2X features a range of exotic and futuristic locations, all hand drawn in FuturLab‘s stunning house art style.

Infiltrate space stations, moon bases and alien planets to disrupt the crushing tyranny imposed by the evil Vokh Empire.

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What’s new then?

Velocity 2X brings everything that worked wonders in the first game to a side-scrolling platformer too. You can expect to enjoy the following:

Gameplay

  • Dual format gameplay:
    • Top-down shoot ‘em-up
    • Side-scrolling platformer
  • Dual format bosses =)
  • Speed boost pads
  • On-foot teledash
  • Vokh teledash combat
  • 360 degree shooting
  • Telepod throwing
  • Cybernetic sprint

Graphics & Tech

  • 960×544 native on PS Vita
  • 1080p on PS4
  • 60fps on PS4 and PS Vita
  • Instant format transition
  • 3D camera zoom
  • Dynamic lighting
  • Particle system
  • Post processing VFX
  • Multiple layers of parallax
  • Optimised Box2D physics

Velocity 2X is a huge step up from Ultra. We threw out the old code and started again from scratch targeting next generation hardware. We hired AAA engine and visual effects programmers to bring a highly polished modern feel to a classic genre, and we’ve pushed our house art style to the next level.

Music

Joris de Man is back on board to provide audio and music, and whereas Velocity Ultra had a handful of music tracks, Velocity 2X features a full soundtrack.

It’s a leap forward in production value whilst keeping one foot firmly in our retro roots.

Just turn the volume up and listen to the story teaser above to hear exactly what we mean.

Story

Velocity 2X features a much richer story, and whilst we can’t reveal much about it yet, you can get a taste from the Apex Predator prologue below…

 
 
We are all very excited about Velocity 2X, and we’re confident that fans of Velocity Ultra will absolutely love it. We can’t wait for you to play it!
 
 

APEX PREDATOR

Now I remember.

As the ship hull screeched and ruptured under ferocious pressure, I watched in detached wonder as automated cabling tore into my wrist and snaked inside my arm.

Overstressed medical tech must have fought to keep me alive, desperate for raw materials, and did the only thing it could – it fused us together, feeding oxygen into my veins, recycling my blood.

The ship and I were united for the journey through the wormhole, but now someone has crudely separated us. Do they mean to heal me, or finish what they started?

I should be horrified by what has happened to me but I’m strangely calm, and I have hope to cling to.

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