by Mike Bendel on September 2, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
Adding to the growing list of artsy PSN and XBLA efforts is Ubisoft’s Outland, a stylized action-platformer that draws inspiration from the critically-lauded shoot ‘em up Ikaruga.
Developed by Housemarque, the same team behind Super Stardust HD, the title is described by IGN as a cross between Prince of Persia and Ikaruga, combining the best bits of both — platforming and polarity driven combat. Like in Ikaruga, foes are immune to bullet sprays of the same polarity, while opposite-colored bullets deal damage. Building upon this mechanic, players can also switch between light and dark forms to shield themselves from enemy attacks.
Also promised are large levels with “branching paths and secrets.” Backed by lush colorful visuals that resemble that of a watercolor storybook, this one looks like it’s shaping up to be a winner. With Ubisoft prepping a formal unveil at PAX, chances are gameplay footage will surface soon.
Outland Preview [IGN]
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