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Video: Velocity Sequel Announced for PS4 / PlayStation 4 & PS Vita


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48w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden announced that a Velocity sequel dubbed Velocity 2X is coming for PS4 / PlayStation 4 and PS Vita today.

To quote: A Leap Beyond

Hi everyone, we are so excited and proud to announce Velocity 2X; the highly requested sequel to [Register or Login to view links]!

Story Teaser





Gameplay Teaser (Pre-Alpha Footage)

This video shows pre-alpha gameplay footage, which means it's nowhere near what we're aiming for visually. In fact, our technical director Hussain Sheikh was the lead visual effects programmer on Split/Second, so you can trust that he and the art team won't stop until Velocity 2X looks spectacular.





What the dock?!

When PlayStation asked if we'd like Velocity 2X announced during its Gamescom press conference, we couldn't pass up the opportunity. But the game just isn't ready for a full reveal yet, so we've only let you glimpse the platforming gameplay.

You can rest assured that the game features great mechanics that bridge the two formats perfectly; this isn't just Velocity with a platformer bolted on, it's a new game designed to use two gameplay formats. You won't have to wait long for the full reveal - we'll be at the Eurogamer Expo in September!

In the meantime, [Register or Login to view links] for updates and then read some more info below...

What's new, then?

Weaving together two classic game formats into one seamless experience, Velocity 2X features platforming action alongside the award-winning top-down shoot 'em-up gameplay! We can't reveal everything yet, but we can confirm the following:

Gameplay

Dual format gameplay:

Top-down shoot 'em-up
Side-scrolling platformer
 
Dual format bosses =)
Speed boost pads
Special weapon attacks

Graphics & Tech

960x544 native on PS Vita
1080p on PS4
60fps on PS4 and PS Vita
3D camera zoom
Dynamic lighting
Particle system
Post processing VFX
Multiple layers of parallax

Velocity 2X is a huge step up from Velocity Ultra. We threw out the old code and started again from scratch targeting next generation hardware. We hired AAA engine and visual effects programmers to bring a highly polished modern feel to a classic genre, and we've pushed our house art style to the next level.

Music

Joris de Man is back on board to provide audio and music, and whereas Velocity Ultra had a handful of music tracks, Velocity 2X features a full soundtrack. It's a leap forward in production value whilst keeping one foot firmly in our retro roots.

Just turn the volume up and listen to the story teaser above to hear exactly what we mean.

Story

Velocity 2X features a much richer story, and whilst we can't reveal much about it yet, you can get a taste from the Apex Predator prologue below...
Apex Predator Prologue

"Now I remember.

"As the ship hull screeched and ruptured under ferocious pressure, I watched in detached wonder as automated cabling tore into my wrist and snaked inside my arm.

"Overstressed medical tech must have fought to keep me alive, desperate for raw materials, and did the only thing it could - it fused us together.

"The ship had me on direct life support, feeding oxygen into my veins, recycling my blood. The ship and I were united for the journey, but now someone has crudely separated us.

"Do they mean to heal me, or finish what they started? I should be horrified by what has happened to me but I'm strangely calm, and I have hope to cling to."

We are all very excited about Velocity 2X, and we're confident that fans of Velocity Ultra will absolutely love it. We can't wait for you to play it!

Full Reveal

There's a lot more to Velocity 2X than we're showing at the moment, so if you want to be first to see it all, register for updates at the Velocity website here: [Register or Login to view links]

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