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October 26, 2013

Robot Entertainment announces “Echo Prime” – Sci-fi action RPG

Echo PrimeGreat news for all Robot Fans. The bots have today announced their newest mobile game heading to iOS devices from today. Say hello to Echo Prime the sci-fi action RPG with real time combat! In Echo Prime players take up the role of the “Enforcer” who battles various sci-fi aliens, pirates and mercenaries as they travel across the universe to uncover secrets and discover the mysterious “Echoes”. To help explain things better Robot have graced us with an excellent trailer showcasing the gameplay. 

Echo Prime is an RPG game that’s made for touch. Players explore the universe unlocking new abilities and upgrades after discovering the “Echoes”. As players gain more skills they face off against tougher space enemies. However in Robot Entertainment style there is of course a good level of strategy as part of the game. Once players start collecting echoes they can then configure their own personal load out based on the echoes they feel work best for them. Much like configuring the load-out used in Orcs Must Die levels. Looking at the screenshot below it appears the load-out configuration is suitably detailed for strategists but also restrained enough for casual players. Striking the balance between hard-core and casual can be tricky but it seems like Robot may well have this covered.

As we can see from the video above one of the key features of the game is the integration of touch controls. Players tap and swipe to battle enemies and use special abilities, it will certainly be interesting to see how this is executed. Another exciting feature is the random campaign generation. This means the experience playing each level varies each time. Players may find different enemies in different locations and different types and location of item drops etc. Keeps players thinking!

Echo Prime is available for iOS devices from today 25th October. An Android version for Echo Prime is confirmed to be coming shortly after the release of Echo Prime but there are no dates fixed for its release. But rest assured, it won’t be anywhere near as long as the wait for Hero Academy.

More information including screenshots and the official press release are as follows. Echo Prime is available to download right now from the App Store. Head on over and check it out!

Screenshots

Press Release

Plano, TX – October 23, 2013 – Robot Entertainment today announced their new mobile game Echo Prime, an epic sci-fi action RPG for iOS devices. With real-time combat designed and tuned specifically for touch-based devices, Echo Prime takes players on a journey across the stars, through a wide array of exciting locations to battle fearsome enemies and huge bosses. Echo Prime is the second foray into mobile game development for Robot Entertainment, the developer best known for the Orcs Must Die! series and the 2012 AIAS Mobile Game of the Year, Hero Academy. Echo Prime will be available on the App Store on October 24th, 2013 and will soon be coming to Android devices.

Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/6Cm-jf0mIZ4

As an elite Enforcer, players will battle hordes of dangerous alien creatures, space pirates, and killer mercenaries with blaster and blade as they travel from star to star, uncovering the secrets of the multiverse. Players will make contact with the Echoes, mysterious beings from alternate universes who will lend players their abilities and aid in their quest to save humanity from an alien menace. As players level up their Enforcers, they will acquire a myriad of powerful new weapons and armor. They’ll watch their abilities grow to unmatched levels and take on the most fearsome opponents in the galaxy in randomized campaign missions.

Echo Prime features:

  • Made for Touch – The real-time action gameplay in Echo Prime has been specifically designed with touch devices in mind. Tap and swipe to fight and use special abilities.
  • Echoes of the Multiverse – Discover and unlock dozens of “Echoes,” alien life forms from alternate universes. As you build connections with them, Echoes will offer you powers and abilities to help you on your missions. Experiment and find the best combinations to customize your ability loadout.
  • Share Echoes – Use your friends’ Echoes in combat to help them level-up, and level up your Echoes when your friends use them!
  • Upgrade Your Arsenal – Unlock over 100 pieces of gear with a diverse mix of deadly effects, from fire to toxic.
  • Random Campaign GenerationEcho Prime features an action-driven story campaign with randomly generated missions. Every experience is different!

For more information, check out http://www.EchoPrimeApp.com

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