E3 2010: Atlus Reveals Creative Details For Rock Of Ages
We knew both Trine 2 and Rock of Ages were coming, but we needed a teaser trailer and the official press release for the latter.
Atlus U.S.A., Inc., in collaboration with ACE Team (the guys who brought you Zeno Clash), have lifted the veil on Rock of Ages, a title boasting "fast-paced strategy, high art...and gigantic bounders of doom." The press releases from Atlus are always very creative and even downright hilarious; this one speaks of two opposing castles bridged by an uneven, narrow pathway. Obviously, you own one castle ("see how the parapets catch the sunlight ever so stylishly?") and the other is your enemy's ("crappy crenellations are driving down your property values"). What to do? Reason with that jerk?
Nah; much better to try crushing the offending structure with an enormous rolling stone. That's always a far better approach. But it takes some time to get such a weapon ready and in the meantime, your opponent will have a chance to build up some defenses. Basically, it sounds like a race. Said Manger of PR and Sales at Atlus, Aram Jabbari:
"A rock-solid combination of deep strategy, rock-rolling action, and captivating art and music from throughout history, Rock of Ages delivers incredibly satisfying castle-crashing gameplay with a look and feel that's much more than a stone's throw from the competition. Truly, the satisfaction felt when successfully crushing your opponent's intricate defenses with your gigantic siege stone, seeing their forces driven from before you and hearing the lamentation of their citizens, has no equal. Multiplayer support means you can compete against a friend. Will the end of the battle find you yelling 'I rock,' or will you be crying out 'no moss' instead?"
We'll get different terrains and challenges, separate periods loaded with classical art and in general, a "panoply of visual and aural motifs" that add "distinction and sophistication to the act of pulverizing your enemies with colossal boulders and laying waste to their ancestral homes." ...you just gotta love Atlus. Rock of Ages is set to be a digitally distributed release in Spring 2011. For more info and updates, check out the game's official website. Looks great!
Related Game(s): Rock of Ages
6/17/2010 8:58:07 PM John Shepard