When I first got the news about Earth’s Dawn a little bit ago it didn’t pass my mind that I’ve seen the game before. What do I mean, well if I remember correctly I saw the game shown off from the Japanese company about a year ago. I do remember tweeting them that this game should come to North America is possible, and seems like this news answers my question.
Video game publisher Rising Star Games announced today that Earth’s Dawn will be launching on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on November 1 and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft on November 2 in USA, Canada, and South America. Developed by oneoreight, and previously released in Japan under the name Earth Wars, Earth’s Dawn mixes fast-paced, side-scrolling 2D action mechanics, unique dark-edge anime visuals, and a wealth of customization to weapons and skills to deliver a deep and unique gameplay experience. I mean just with that tiny bit of information I’m excited for some hands-on time with the game.
What is the game about you ask? Earth’s Dawn takes place after the Earth was decimated by an invasion from an alien race known to humans as E.B.E. The E.B.E. moved across the planet, consuming anything in their path, and proved impervious to existing weapons. Ahead of the impending annihilation, a breakthrough was made – the E.B.E. was susceptible to damage by weaponry designed using its very own technology. The power to fight back was now in the hands of an elite fighting force.
Combat in Earth’s Dawn offers a huge amount of depth, with a layered system that will appeal to both light and more hardened players. Basic attacks can easily be strung together to pull off combos, while tying these to the analogue stick will instigate launchers, aerials, and sliding attacks. Timing a dash during a combo will extend its length and finisher moves will dispatch enemies with flair. Players are evaluated after battles and ranked according to expertise and skill, and may then use the points awarded to enhance and level up their hero.
How can a game sounding this good be bad? Well you can expect us here at Marooners’ Rock to provide further coverage on this game once the time comes. Until then enjoy that trailer above!