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!
This video shows pre-alpha gameplay footage, which means it’s nowhere near what we are aiming for visually.
In fact, our technical director Hussain Sheikh was the lead visual effects programmer on Split/Second, so you can trust that he and the art team won’t stop until Velocity 2X looks spectacular on PS Vita and PS4.
What happened to Kai Tana as she travelled through the black hole?
Where is Kai now?
Who the hell are the Vokh?
You’ll find out in Velocity 2X!
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!
Velocity 2X brings everything that worked wonders in the first game to a side-scrolling platformer too. You can expect to enjoy the following:
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.
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.
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…
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.