Daemon X Machina [Switch]
Postad 12 juni 2018 - 18:11
Marvelous announced Daemon x Machina for Switch during Nintendo’s E3 2018 Nintendo Direct. It will launch in 2019.
Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:
A brand-new Nintendo Switch title with the strategy of a mech game at the speed of an action game!
A brand-new, fast-paced mech action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Take your Arsenal, a fully customizable powered suit, out for an array of missions to surmount the enemy at all costs. Choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the fly to suit your strategy in the face of ever-changing threats.
- Kenichiro Tsukuda is well known for his work developing the Armored Core series. He and his talented team have developed this brand-new title with the goal of making it “the best mech action game” out there.
- The character designs were created by Yusuke Kozaki, who also worked on the Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates games.
- Mech concept designs were created by Mr. Kawamori, who also worked on the Armored Core series and the Super Dimension Fortress Macross series.
- Arsenals can battle freely in the air and on the ground.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.
Postad 13 juni 2018 - 09:14
Daemon X Machina is a Spiritual Successor to Armored Core on Switch
We check out the Switch's new mech game.
Analysis by Kat Bailey, 06/12/2018.
One of today's more intriguing games was Daemon X Machina—a new mech action game with designs by Shōji Kawamori (Macross). Introduced during this morning's Nintendo Direct, it looked fun and interesting, but offered few details. I finally learned more this afternoon, and as I discovered, its mech pedigree runs even deeper than I first supposed, as many of its developers worked on Armored Core.
Armored Core, of course, is FromSoftware's long-running mech action series. It's known for its hyper-detailed mechs, grim future, and customization that has you obsessing over arcane details like heat sinks and sensors. It has a loyal following, but otherwise it's not especially well-known outside of mech circles.
An Armored Core sequel has been rumored for ages, but has failed to appear, so a breakaway group headed by former AC developer Kenichiro Tsukuda is stepping into the fray. His vision can basically be summarized as "Armored Core with destructible environments," and while it doesn't have quite the same amount of crazy customization as FromSoftware's games, you can still carry a host of weapons, from laser swords to bazookas. You can also unlock new mechs, pick armor, and customize for durability, mobility, and more.
As with Armored Core, missions revolve around "Orders," which are mercenary missions that will earn you variable amounts of money. The orders you choose will determine how the story progresses as well as your allies. The money you earn can subsequently be put toward new weapons.
All of this will be familiar for Armored Core fans. What differentiates Daemon X Machina, apart from its much more colorful palette, are its aforementioned destructible environments. This mainly applies to the buildings, which you can send tumbling down upon enemies if you get the timing right. You can also pick up cars and throw them, rip out sign posts and use them as swords, or pick up weapons from fallen enemies and use them.
The result is an environment that feels more dynamic despite appearing fairly small. Tsukuda also wants to have hidden items on top of buildings, encouraging you to explore and make use of your surroundings.
So while Daemon X Machina is in many ways a spiritual successor to Armored Core, it's still going its own way. I remarked that the colorful graphics, which resemble those of No Man's Sky at times, make it seem like he's going for a broader audience than AC's core group of mech nuts. He told me, "We deliberately made this easy to get into, but there is depth to the gameplay as well."
I believe him. Armored Core games were nothing if not deep—sometimes self-defeatingly so. A more balanced approach is definitely welcome.
Tsukuda intends for Daemon X Machina to be a full packaged game—not an eShop game—and is working on the Unreal Engine. Asked what kind of multiplayer options it will have, he said, "We're thinking about ways for everyone to play together, but we'll introduce exactly how we plan to do that at another time."
I'm currently reserving judgment on Daemon X Machina, as it currently looks pretty early, but I like the idea behind it. Mechs seems to be on the rise again thanks to the success of games like BattleTech, and it's been forever since we've had a proper Armored Core. I very much welcome a new game like this—especially one with this sort of aesthetic.
Daemon X Machina will be out on Nintendo Switch in 2019. Keep an eye on this one; it could be really good. Also keep your eyes on our E3 2018 hub for all the latest news and previews.
Postad 23 augusti 2018 - 16:22
Postad 14 februari 2019 - 02:36
Inte så bra som jag hade hoppats på.
Frameraten är rent bedrövlig emellanåt.
När jag slogs mot en boss, så kändes det som 10-15 fps....
Körde dockat, så vet inte hur illa det är portabelt.
Får hoppas på att dom polerat spelet ordentligt till releasen.
Postad 12 juni 2019 - 19:58
See some of the improvements made to DAEMON X MACHINA after your demo feedback!
Postad 12 juni 2019 - 20:53
Gött att dom lyssnade på all feedback.
Bara att hoppas på stabilare framerate också.
Nu är iaf mitt intresse tillbaks för spelet
Postad 02 juli 2019 - 00:07
Postad 11 september 2019 - 14:40
Inte så bra mao, detta har aldrig tilltalat mig. Visste inte ens att det släpptes nu -_-
Postad 11 september 2019 - 16:42
Testade nya demo versionen. Klart bättre framerate, grafik och kontroller nu, jämfört med den första.
Vet inte hur lång demo'n är, då jag tröttnade efter 4-5 uppdrag.
Det är så mediokra cutscenes och dialoger. Och tyvärr snackar dom öronen av en även under gameplay.
Sjukt att dom släppt en limited edition box för typ 1200-1400:- för detta spelet
Fast älskar man Mech spel, så kanske det faller i smaken.
Redigerat av Svante Skoog, 11 september 2019 - 16:43.
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