From European game publisher 1C and ON3D Studios comes their new indie release: Quantum Replica.
Described by the team as a mix of fast-paced stealth and metroidvania action, the game is set in a futuristic, glow-stick colored world akin to the art style of the Tron universe.
Overpopulation is the growing issue in this story. So instead of thinking up something reasonable like family planning, the powers that be have decided to wall off the biggest city and keep all its citizens in check- each person registered, signed, and accounted for by an Artificial Intelligence that oversees all of the city's functions.
That's where you come in.
Quantum Replica stars you as an intruder- an unregistered individual with no ties to the system and the freedom to do as you wish. Of course, being outside of the law is never a good thing, and soon the Man (that's a slang term that means "authoritative figure"- just so you learn something new today) deems you as a criminal and sends its security forces to hunt you down.
And if that wasn't bad enough, you have amnesia. So it's up to you to traverse the sprawling top-down cyberpunk city in search of answers. Who are you? Why were you outside of the system? And more importantly... why can you control time?
Yes, the biggest selling point of Quantum Replica is time manipulation.
Used as a primary means of combat and evasion, you will use time to navigate through the five zones of the city, slipping in and out to avoid detection while taking down the guards meant to kill you.
It doesn't stop (heh, time pun) there either. Along the way, you will be able to gain even more time-related abilities by defeating bosses thereby adding new ways to trick and cajole your already confused enemies.
Quantum Replica is
scheduled for release sometime in the first quarter of 2017 on PC and in the
second quarter of the same year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So while we're
killing time, until then take a look at the announcement trailer for the game