Make no mistake, there were some fantastic announcements at Gamescom earlier this month, and I had a great time checking out Murasaki Baby, Helldivers, Resogun et al. However, I’ll admit that my absolute highlight of the week was getting an early look at Velocity 2X, the follow-up to phenomenal PS Vita top-down shoot ‘em up Velocity Ultra.
The engine powering Velocity 2X has been engineered from the ground up to target next-gen hardware, and makes use of post processing effects normally reserved for AAA titles.
FuturLab‘s James Marsden swore me to secrecy, so I can’t reveal too much about how the game’s new platforming sections play. That said, I can confirm that it’s a fantastic, smartly-implemented addition that promises to take the series in a really interesting, expansive direction. (more…)