Abyss Odyssey Gets 7-Minute Gameplay Trailer

By   /   Jul 9, 2014

Publisher Atlus released a sizable new gameplay trailer for Abyss Odyssey, which serves as an introduction to the game and its mechanisms. It lasts about 7 minutes, so settle in.

We start off Abyss Odyssey with some old fashioned sexism, telling women they don’t belong in places on the mere sight of them. Katrien, the game’s protagonist, then speeds forward, hopping on platforms and taking out the occasional enemy.

She’s a part of a Warlock’s imagination, which has spawned a seemingly endless array of monsters that take over the world of Abyss Odyssey.

In the tutorial, we see how simple moves work, as well as cancelling counters and direction-assigned skills that can be chained together in combos. That’s the basic layer of content for the side-scrolling brawler.

Abyss Odyssey

Abyss Odyssey

Abyss Odyssey is procedurally generated, so each section in the game will be different each time, with a random difficulty and its own set of secret areas. It’s possible to play the game in local or online cooperative mode.

One of the game’s distinctive mechanisms is that players can capture monsters they encounter in dungeons. By leveling up, it’s possible to seize larger enemies and shape shift into their form to use their moves.

At the end of the clip, we see how the abyss progresses as players go down to other levels. Each time, the paths to the Warlock change.

There’s also a shopkeeper waiting right at the end of the stage. That should prepare players for the next challenge.

Abyss Odyssey uses a spiffy Art Nouveau style for its heavily outlined worlds. It will release this summer for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

If you’re digging the game so far, you can preorder it on Steam for just under 10 bucks. An early purchase also comes with a free soundtrack.