Roguelike is a crowded genre in recent times, so it’s always good to see a developer trying something new. Never one to shy away from sci-fi of any kind, twin stick roguelike Last Encounter has piqued my interest.
If that’s got you to raise an eyebrow then you can sign up for the beta here.
Last Encounter, intergalactic roguelike twin-stick shooter with extensive weapon customization from Exordium Games, will arrive on Windows via Steam in Q2 2018, with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases later in Q2. Last Encounter will make its North American debut at PAX South 2018 as part of PAX Rising, booth 10657.
Set in the distant future, all hope is lost when our world is invaded by a savage and technologically superior alien race. To end the onslaught, humanity’s last remaining pilots will take the fight to the extraterrestrials’ vibrant, procedurally-generated galaxies.
With a fleet of unlockable and upgradable ships, each with their own abilities and attributes, mankind will have the spacecraft to battle the invaders, but will still need the firepower to eradicate their enemies. Fortunately each ship will have a component-based weapon system, allowing pilots to create their own armaments by customizing bullet type, firing pattern and more using parts discovered throughout their adventure.
Players will be able to bring up to three friends for cooperative annihilation. Together, they’ll take down challenging enemies and bosses in engaging, fast-paced couch co-op.
“Last Encounter offers a cooperative roguelike experience that encourages strategizing and working together, but players who want to tackle the challenge alone are not at a disadvantage,” said Andrej Kovacevic, Game Director, Exordium Games. “The component-based weapon system allows players to adapt their weapons and ships to maximize their chances for success in every situation, be it single or multiplayer.”
Presumably more details on a European debut will follow in the near future – we’ll keep an eye on this one, and no doubt there will be a review come Spring.