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Games to Look Out for From EGX 2016 - Part 2

Games to Look Out for From EGX 2016 - Part 2 - Article

by Dan Carreras , posted on 23 September 2016 / 11,664 Views

Aragami

Aragami looks set to be another indie stealth hit, combing a beautiful art style with great gameplay to help create an enticing experience. 

In Aragami, you play as an undead assassin who must take down targets by making use of the shadows. While in shadow you’re technically invisible, as Aragami himself is the spirit of shadows. The game plays on all things shadows; players can teleport from shadow to shadow, materialise weapons in the shadows, and even summon shadow dragons to take down enemies one the other side of a stage. 

The game's setting and art style are two of its most attention grabbing assets, with many on the show floor at EGX stopping to observe the killing animations and impressive shadows as others played the demo.

Aragami is due to release on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One on October 4th. 

 

Aaero

Aaero's premise is simple: you control a spaceship as it travels around sci-fi locales, killing aliens and other ships that you encounter. The main selling point, though, is the way in which enemies appear and are killed in tune with the background music, which makes for a fantastically addictive, rhythmic gameplay experience. 

You also move your ship along a blue line which shows up in the middle of the level. This blue line is actually linked to the music itself, so it creates a sensation of 'riding' the music. 

Aaero does not currently have a release date but will be coming to Steam, PS4, and Xbox One. 

 

Tekken 7 

 

Being a massive fan of Tekken when growing up, it was brilliant to see Tekken back in the spotlight at EGX after so many years spent lurking in the shadows. With its own stage where fans were able to get some hands on time with the game, Tekken 7 had quite the presence.

My time with the game felt just as I remembered and pushed the appropriate nostalgia buttons. I played as Kazuya, who still retains many of the same moves I’d memorised growing up. My random opponent adopted a completely different technique, namely button mashing, getting in good hits here and there. It’s good to see that Namco Bandai is looking to make Tekken 7 accessible to both new and old players alike.

Tekken 7 is set to release Q1 of 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam.


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1 Comments

The Fury (on 23 September 2016)

I expected all the games in this series of blog entries to be cool looking indies, then you put Tekken 7 in here. :P So all I can say is, keep them coming. That Tokyo 42 one from the first post looks like pixel art come to life.