Earth’s Dawn will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on November 1, publisher Rising Star Games announced.
While the Xbox One and PC versions will be digital-only, the PlayStation 4 version will also have a retail release on the same day.
Over at the PlaySTation Blog, Kuroki Takeshi, director at developer Oneoreight Studios, shares more information about the 2D action game.
“The game takes place in the future when alien invaders known as the E.B.E. have destroyed much of Earth,” Takeshi said. “So we needed the setting to be dark and threatening. This is reflected not only in the game’s atmosphere, but also the look of soldiers, the deadly looking weapons, and of course, the enemies.”
Hiroki adds that the gameplay is fast-paced, a mix of shooting and melee attacks using guns, swords, and advanced attack to string together combos. You can also dash between attacks. Players will have their combat skills graded, too based on how varied their approach is.
Players will also be able to customize their weapons and abilities. You’ll get materials to create new weapons and equipment as you defeat enemies, and when crafting, you can substitute in higher value versions of the components to raise the base stats of an item. You can also sacrifice more resources to level up a particular weapon.
As for the skill system, the hero is part of an elite fighting force that is using alien E.B.E. technology implanted into their bodies to give them superhuman abilities. As you level up in the game, you’ll learn different sills that improve your abilities in offense, defense, speed, endurance, and more, and will be able to “link” skills together to create new ones. There are more than 100 skills to customize.
Watch a new gameplay trailer below.