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'Alter Echo' (PS2/Xbox) - Art & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 11:18 p.m. PST

In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, a reluctant hero with the ability to alter time and morph his PolySuit between three unique combat forms. Nevin must fight for survival against an entire planet that has gone mad, the surface of the planet is alive, and uses its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy, ensuring relentless action. A boatload of screens and character art, Njoy!

Developed by THQ studio Outrage Games, Alter Echo features innovative action gameplay and a groundbreaking visual style based on pioneering technology. TimeDilation™ and real-time morphing between three combat modes add tactical depth, and the revolutionary PostFX™ camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects.


  • Using an advanced real-time skeletal morphing system, players can changes forms during combat:
    • Melee Mode – the default mode, used for hand-to-hand fighting, cutting foes down with whirling blades
    • Gun Mode – transforms the player into a huge cannon- and grenade carrying giant. Annihilate enemies with torrents of gunfire and grenades
    • Stealth Mode – an exceedingly agile form that allows the player to climb walls and assassinate foes while invisible
  • An innovative combo system that allows the player to chain moves and combine forms into explosive special attacks
  • TimeDilation technology allows players to manipulate time, freezing the action in order to cue up a series of moves and attacks to unleash an unstoppable flurry of attacks
  • A totally original world – Alter Echo is set on a complex world whose very surface is alive. It knows you’re there, and it wants you dead
  • Advanced Technologies - PostFX camera system for mind-blowing visual effects; skeletal animation system for stunning deaths, spectacular explosions and awe-inspiring attacks

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