If you’re a fan of fast-paced melee action games then developer Next Stage Inc’s upcoming title Ultra Age should be firmly on your radar, and there isn’t long to wait for its release, either. Announced today with a new trailer showcasing yet more frenetic sword-swinging action, Ultra Age is set for launch next month, Sept. 9.
If you aren’t familiar with the game then here’s an overview of its story and premise:
Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, ‘Orbital Arc,’ and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’
When the people of The Shelter cut all supplies to Orbital Arc, humankind commences a bold experiment to grant one last hope for humanity. A young sword-wielding warrior named Age falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind…
Here’s today’s trailer, and below you can find a quick round-up of its key features via the game’s Steam Page.
Combo with Blade-Changing Action – Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action! Change blades on the fly into powerful moves to create linkage and run combos. Different attributes and varied actions call for strategy against different types of foes.
Narrow Gaps Using the Wire Skill -Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes! Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items.
Get the Edge with Skills – Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items.
Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Earth – Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts developed with Unreal Engine. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.