Eschatos for PlayStation 4 & Nintendo Switch
Eschatos is a polygonal vertical Shoot ‘em up in which aliens have taken over the moon and now threaten to do the same to earth.
It’s your job to prevent that from happening.
To do that your ship is equipped with three different functions, with each being suited for different situations.
The Front Shot shoots a powerful beam in a straight line, the Wide Shot shoots at an angle and the shield absorbs shots and damages enemies but works on a limited energy meter.
Using them to adapt to each situation is key.
Easy to learn, hard to master is the name of the game; but thankfully there are 5 difficulty options to help you find your groove and if you have mastered ORIGINAL MODE, try your hand at ADVANCED MODE (no upgrades) or TIME ATTACK MODE.
Not only is the gameplay excellent, but the clean graphic style is also very pleasing visually and allows the game to transition from one stage to the next without any breaks or even load times in this version!
These transitions are accompanied by awesome dynamic camera angles, really showing off the colorful stage backgrounds and creatively bizarre enemy designs.
And you can’t forget the superb soundtrack by Yousuke Yasui, whose high-energy synth-heavy work alone will keep you playing!
It really is an aural feast.
Accompanying Eschatos are its two spiritual prequels and Qute’s first releases, Judgement Silversword and Cardinal Sins.
Both were released in 2004 for the WonderSwan and are among the finest looking and playing games of the handheld, both featuring creative scoring mechanics.
It’s also fun trying to spot the elements that would later be used as a basis and be built upon by Eschatos, be it gameplay elements or enemy designs.
There are Standard Editions and Special Limited Editions. The latter come with:
- the game (region free) with reversible cover
- special limited edition box
- colorful game manual
- three disc soundtrack (Original, Arranged, Judgement Silversword)
- Judgement Silversword miniature Wonderswan replica box
- instraction card desk pad
- two WonderSwan Color cartridge label sticker
- four mosaic style mini posters
Availability / Price
PS4 Standard Edition: 1.300 / 34.99 €
Switch Standard Edition: 2.600 / 34.99 €
PS4 Special Limited Edition: 700 / 54.99 €
Switch Special Limited Edition: 1.400 / 54.99 €
Batch 1: Sunday, May 21st 2023 at 12 AM (midnight) CEST
Batch 2: Sunday, May 21st 2023 at 6 PM CEST
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