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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Developer: Archiact
Release Date: Oct. 9, 2018

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'Evasion' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2018 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT

Evasion is a VR sci-fi FPS that puts you at the centre of a special ops team, the “Vanguard” that gets called to a remote mining colony that’s desperate for help.

You investigate to discover that the alien race called the Optera, who you previously had decades of peace with are attacking the colony and it’s totally overrun. You’ll need to figure out why, save the miners and try not to die yourself! Luckily you have a few interesting guides - including an AI (named A.D.E.L.E) that is easily frustrated with “human frailty “ you’ll first meet her in the tutorial during the demo.  Throughout the campaign you’ll discover why they’re attacking and what it might mean for the rest of the galaxy.

Featuring breathtaking visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4, Evasion has been built from the ground up to deliver smooth locomotion and over-the-top ‘bullet hell’ action. Designed to be played either solo or with a friend in co-op, gamers will experience an intense narrative campaign as well as a thrilling Survival mode.

Players will enter the fray as a member of the Vanguard, an elite special operations team, charged with saving an embattled human colony from swarms of invading Optera. The Vanguard have four playable hero classes, each with its own unique full-bodied avatar, weapons and signature abilities.

“After two years building our dream game for VR, we are thrilled to announce that Evasion will be releasing on October 9th,” said Jennifer Dowding, Evasion’s Senior Producer. “The Evasion team was driven to deliver an action-packed, highly polished FPS experience that we know VR gamers will love.”

“The team’s vision of this game has been to deliver the definitive VR combat experience, and we’ve been fortunate enough to work with outstanding hardware and technology partners in creating this,” said Kurt Busch, Studio Head of Archiact. “Community engagement and feedback has played a major role throughout development and we’re really excited to finally deliver Evasion into the hands of gamers everywhere on October 9th.”

Pre-Order Evasion now on PlayStation Store and wishlist on Steam.

Key Features:

  • AIM CONTROLLER: Bring Evasion to the next level with the PlayStation VR Aim Controller. Experience the thrill of facing down a legion of enemies with pulse rifle in hand -- feel the kickback as you blast them into dust. “It’s the ultimate wish fulfilment for sci-fi shooter fans.”
  • INTENSE & VISCERAL ACTION: An intense survival game with a lot of bullets flying forces you to dodge and weave through the battle - that’s why we called it Evasion. Enemies will try to destroy your cover, forcing you to keep moving.
  • MOVEMENT & LOCOMOTION: Evasion was built from the ground up for locomotion. The design was focused on comfort, while staying true to the FPS experience without sacrificing balance or game design.
  • GUN with a SHIELD?!: Yes, there’s a shield on the front for blocking attacks, trust us, you’ll need it.
  • TETHERS: LINK & LASH: Your Tether abilities are unique to turn your energy shield into a tether beam that can grab, destroy & buff teammates.
    • Link: Linking to teammates heals them and provides them with additional buffs. You can also revive fallen teammates this way.
    • Lash: Lashing is a special finishing move that allows you to destroy the enemy in a dramatic fashion and guarantees you either a powerup or health core drop.
  • SEE YOUR FRIENDS: Full bodied avatars lets you dodge and weave behind cover - or just lean out. It also lets you get the full co-op experience, running alongside your teammate and heading into battle together.
  • DESTRUCTION!: Environmental destruction lets you engage and alter your environment. Destroying rock pillars gives you more access to aerial enemies. Destructible cover allows for a more dynamic battlefield.

Evasion will officially launch across North America, Europe and Asia on October 9th for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for $39.99.

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