Gamescom Opening Night Live revealed a new trailer showing gameplay of the upcoming sci-fi action game, Chorus.
There's not a lot to say about the trailer other than it appears to be a fast-paced spaceship shoot 'em up. It's obviously invoking the spirit of fast-paced arcade-style space action games, and is a spiritual successor to the Star Fox series. The good ones that is, not the embarrassment we got on the Wii U. It looks gorgeous, showing off some impressive ray-tracing and gorgeous vignettes. Dark sci-fi future as an aesthetic can feel played out, but for whatever reason Chorus makes it look fresh.
In the story you take control of Nara. She was once the deadliest warrior, but is now a wanted fugitive as she embarks on a quest to destroy the evil cult that created her. As you play, you will unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a true evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, you will explore ancient temples, engage in exhilarating zero-g combat, and venture beyond our waking reality. All in a story of personal redemption as she comes to terms with her haunted past while wresting control of her home from the leader of the cult known as The Great Prophet.
In fact, mind-bending abilities are putting it lightly. In addition to flying through space shooting lasers and missiles, you will gain otherworldly powers including extra-sensory perception, teleportation and telekinesis, which can be used to overcome massive hordes of enemies and take down titanic battleships.
The developers also sport that Chorus will be a technical marvel. The game will be capable of 4K visuals and run at a silky smooth 60 FPS on next generation machines. Fans of the heyday of space shooters, it looks like this is one to watch out for.
Chorus will be releasing sometime next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and PC