Coming in 2019 is a music driven, action-adventure game known as Soundfall, and it is to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Developer Drastic Games are made up of industry veterans from Epic Games, and if you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ll know that their pedigree consists of the Gears of War franchise and the mildly popular Fortnite. So suffice to say, they know how to make a good game.
Soundfall is set in the world of Symphonia, where music comes to life, combining rhythm-based gameplay with a twin-stick control scheme in a dungeon crawling experience. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, then I feel sorry for you. I am perhaps a tad biased as I love twin stick shooting games, and if you know me well enough, you’d know this.
Stepping in the shoes of Melody as she takes on the dark power of Discord as she battles to the beat of the music. Sorry, but these puns are a necessity given the theme of the game. Plus the developers decided that and not me.
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A lively mix of twin-stick shooting and rhythm-based gameplay, Soundfall follows the journey of Melody, a young audiophile who finds herself transported to the world of Symphonia. In search of a way home from this mysterious land where music comes to life, she becomes entangled in a conflict to save the realm from Discord, an unfathomable darkness that threatens everything.
From Symphonia’s lush environments to its outlandish creatures, music drives every aspect of this rhythmic dungeon crawler. Become immersed in a world shaped by sound while delving into forbidden dungeons, exploring fantastic landscapes, and uncovering the hidden power of song.
Soundfall’s levels, enemies, loot, and more are procedurally-generated by and dynamically react to a range of musical elements, changing not only from song to song but measure to measure as tunes build and die away. Battles synchronize to the beat, rewarding players who dash and slash in time to the beat with impressive dance-like combos.
While harmonizing with Soundfall’s refrains, players search for gear and upgrades, like one-of-a-kind weapons and legendary artifacts with audio-driven powers. A diverse roster of playable characters, each with their own distinct playstyle and musical palettes, makes for compelling team-play in online and couch co-op for up to four friends. No matter how players choose to play, there are a wealth of ways to enjoy this action-packed musical experience.
Harnessing the power of Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, Soundfall pushes what’s possible for small team development. “Soundfall is an extraordinary project to be part of,” said Julian Trutmann, content director, Drastic Games. “Music connects people in ways that are difficult to articulate. It’s been an incredible pleasure working with such an emotionally engaging medium.”
Soundfall looks to be shaping up nicely so far, so mark this down if it interests you, I know here at KGK that we will be eagerly anticipating the release.