Echo Generation, a turn-based adventure game, seemingly heavily inspired by Stranger Things was revealed today during today's Xbox Games Showcase. It's a spooky looking adventure following a gang of teens investigate supernatural occurances, fighting robots and monsters with card-based combat as they attempt to save their small Canadian town.
Set in a small Canadian town in the summer of 1993, it's plot revolves around an unknown object crashing into a cornfield, causing strange occurances across the town which goes ignored by adults, leaving a gang of kids to save the day. Players will "explore mysterious locations, battle creepy creatures, and uncover what’s threatening summer in a gorgeous 4K resolution and 60 fps on Xbox Series X."
"School’s out for the summer when a mysterious object crashes in the cornfields of a quiet Canadian town. Soon, unexplainable incidents start happening that lead to the appearance of sinister creatures, monsters and mechs. Pack snacks, grab your hockey stick and rally some friends to uncover the source of these strange events."
In classic RPG fashion, players will fight all manners of gross enemies, ranging from mutant rats to haunted animatronics, challenging them in turn based battles as they earn experience and level up to gain new powers, as well taking new quests from the various Canadian townspeople.
Everything about Echo Generation, from it's soundtrack to it's aesthetic, screams elements of classic coming-of-age films and horror novels from the 80s and 90s. As director Martin Gauvreau says, "Echo Generation strums nostalgic strings and spurs imagination reminiscent of youthful adventure, when summer seemed to last forever and every day brought new escapades to bravely face with friends.... we wanted to capture the feeling of being a kid in the hazy summertime, where the world is yours to discover and everything seems possible,”
Echo Generation is developed by Riverbound developer Cococumber, and will be coming to the Xbox Series X, Xbox One as well as Steam in 2021.