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Rising Star Games have announced today that developer oneoreight‘s 2D Beat’em Up, Earth’s Dawn, will be coming to PlayStation 4 on November 1st, and Xbox One on November 2nd, with a PC release to follow shortly after. Check out the suitably flashy launch trailer below and then read on with us for everything we know so far:

Did you ever wonder what it would be like if the gameplay of Devil May Cry had a baby with the art of Darkest Dungeon, and then they raised that baby in Japan? Well, wonder no longer, as all hell breaks loose in oneoreight’s Earth’s Dawn this November. The Earth has been decimated by an alien invasion from a powerful race known as the E.B.E, and it’s up to you to fight back.

Despite being impervious to existing weaponry, the E.B.E have one weakness; their own weapons. It will be down to the player to lead a small elite force to use these weapons to fight back. Speaking of fighting, you’ll be doing so in style. The developers have promised a layered combat system that aims to be both accessible to new players, and offer plenty of depth for those who want to excel. In practice, this means you’ll be able to: juggle enemies with your guns before finishing them off with a sword, chain mid air dodges, perform controller-melting combos, and execute powerful finishing moves – just like a certain white-haired, leather-loving, swordsman.

Battles will be evaluated and graded based on expertise and skill, which will earn points that go towards leveling your characters. Screens released along with the announcement show that weapon customization will also be an option and promises to have quite some depth to it. Coupled with this fast-paced action comes a uniquely beautiful 2D hand-drawn art style that is half-way between a manga come-to-life, and the ‘animated comic’ style of Darkest Dungeon. It certainly makes the obligatory giant bosses look intimidating.

Earth’s Dawn will be available as a digital download from November 1st on PS4 and November 2nd on Xbox One, priced at $29.99 in the US/£29.99 in the EU. A physical edition is also being released slightly earlier in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and the Middle East, at participating retailers from the 28th of October on PlayStation 4. For more information, visit the game’s official site.

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Dom O'Leary

Staff Writer

I'm a dyed in the wool gamer of the now irrelevant (I'm told) generation-X. If I'm not gaming, you'll find me writing about games, writing my wonderful fiction (opinions may differ), playing guitar, or eating... sleep is a distant memory.