Dangen Entertainment announced that the Next Stage and Visual Dart-developed action-adventure Ultra Age will launch on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 9, 2021.
Further, the game will receive a free playable demo on August 19 for both systems so players can get an early look at the game.
“Next Stage started as four university students in Busan who had a love for action games. Now there are 11 members at the company and this is the first job for most of them. As we created action games on mobile devices, we were able to learn and improve our development skills and knowledge about Unreal Engine, including insights about how to make a fast-paced action game on consoles. Ultra Age is our first console action game. Our mission is to show our passion for the action genre and create high-speed action games that everyone can enjoy,” says Next Stage CEO, Hyun-Woo Kang. Before making Ultra Age, Next Stage earned an Unreal Developer Grant in 2016 from Epic Games with their game Dice Is Cast.
Ultra Age has players exploring 3D environments but focuses on the action as players encounter many foes throughout the adventure. Ultra Age follows the story of a young warrior named Age, who embarks on a mission to save humankind from extinction. He must use his blades to cut through robotic and mutant foes, explore futuristic locales, and unravel a vast conspiracy concerning the planet’s fate.
Gameplay features high-speed action combat as players change blades as they connect combos. Enemies will have weaknesses that need to be considered during fights, but high combos deal more damage. Additionally, a wire skill pulls smaller enemies closer along with a Quantum Warp to get closer to large foes. Strategy is key during fights, but it holds onto its fast action roots.
You can watch the new gameplay trailer below:
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