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Project Colonies: MARS 2120 announced for Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC via Epic Games Store and Steam

Project Colonies: MARS 2120 announced for Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC via Epic Games Store and Steam

Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2022Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S

QUByte Interactive confirmed that their 2.5D side-scroller 'Project Colonies: MARS 2120 ' will be making its way onto Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam.

Project Colonies: MARS 2120 announced for Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC via Epic Games Store and Steam

Project Colonies: MARS 2120 is a 2.5D side-scroller action-adventure game, set in a sci-fi setting, part of the subgenre Metroidvania, heavily inspired by one of the biggest franchise of this game genre: Metroid.

In the 22th Century, human Colonies across some of the Solar System planets are a reality. After going unresponsive for several weeks, the First Colony, in Mars, sends a distress signal to Earth, which, in response, sends a group of Enhanced Elite Space Marines, led by Anna Charlotte, to identify the source of the signal and find out what happened to the Colony.

QUByte Interactive is looking to bring an experience that will reflect most of the greatest characteristics in a Metroidvania game. The exploration and map knowledge will be crucial in MARS 2120, such as unlocking new abilities, powers and upgrades in order to face the next challenge.

We’re also bringing unique aspects to our game, one of them being the melee combat alongside the ranged. The player will be able to perform combos, combining different moves, powers and abilities. Skills and moves may affect different enemies in different ways. Each enemy and boss requires the player to know which approach will work better against it, creating a unique challenge for each one them, especially in boss fights.

Charlotte abilities aren't exclusive to combat, platforming, traversal sections and backtracking are also a high aspect of the core gameplay of the game, expanding it to different things to do, making the player feel that they are not making the same thing over and over again.

Project Colonies: MARS 2120 gameplay features include:

  • New game+: replay the game from the beggining kepping all the upgrades you unlocked in the previous playthrough;
  • Collectibles: items the player can find during the game. They can either be in the map or an enemy drop;
  • Fast-travel: go to point A to point B by using the fast-travels terminals across the game;
  • Scripted events: the player can expect some cinematic/scripted sections in the game;
  • Acessibility: colorblind mode will be available in the game, seeing that a lot of the gameplay is based on knowing the color assigned to an ability;

Project Colonies: MARS 2120 is currently in development, using Unreal Engine 4, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games Store and Steam.

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