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INTRODUCTION

The Royal Space Force needs you! A malicious alien force known as EXODON has brought chaos upon the Cyan galaxy. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Royal fleet doesn’t stand a chance in a head on shoot out with the invading armadas. Tactical precision is the only chance of success. You must bravely blast through the hordes and vanquish the enemy leaders in your single seat starfighter, symbolically dubbed the Titan. However, you won’t be all on your own. A small eclectic squad of wingmen will fight by your side, while the Starhulk space carrier provides a mobile base where you can upgrade your ship. In order to prevail you will need to evolve the Titan’s arsenal from a humble single shot cannon to a spread shot, laser shooting, rocket launching, bombastic one man army.

PLATFORMS/RELEASE DATE

Steam (Windows, Mac)
• Nintendo Switch

Currently, the game is available on STEAM and we are working on the Nintendo Switch version.

Playstation, Xbox, and mobile versions are also in consideration, but will come some months after the initial launch.

GAMEPLAY

Hyper Echelon takes inspiration from arcade classics while bringing its own authentic flavor of frantic, tactical shooting action - a bold experience with enough teeth for hardcore players, and plentiful rewards to welcome newcomers.

MISSIONS

The core story mode takes you on an epic campaign across the galaxy featuring 10 distinct worlds. To advance you must do more than survive, you must earn medals by completing specific objectives. Try to get them all in one shot for a top rank, or progress steadily by focusing on one objective per run.

WINGMEN

Bring a wingman into action to fight along your side. While managing two ships at once makes you a bigger target, the wingmen compensate by offering greater firepower, and extra special abilities. The most effective way to progress in the game is to achieve a harmonious relationship with your wingmen. 3 unique wingmen characters can be unlocked by playing missions.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

In addition to an array of standard projectiles, the Titan and wingmen have special abilities. These include offensive attacks, shields, and the ability to slow time. In order to use specials you must keep a stock of Plasma, which is collected from busting up crystals and absorbing it from Space Kraken.

UPGRADES

Collect Golden Parts in battle, and use them to purchase hundreds of incremental upgrades in order to improve 8 different ship components. Not only do you grow stronger in combat, you also get the satisfaction of detailed visual changes to your Titan in the hangar. Proudly watch your stock gray bird light up like a Christmas tree, as your robot mechanic tinkers away.

DIFFICULTY TIERS

There are four difficulty tiers for every world, which each offer a fresh set of medals to earn, and greater GP rewards. Not only does the difficulty increase by statistical parameters, new and improved units appear in higher difficulties, keeping you on your heels and providing a sense of newness.

STAR CARTS

Special upgrades can be unlocked by somewhat rare item drops. If you find a Star Cart you must survive to the end of the mission to acquire its reward. Star Carts provide a variety of perks including enhanced wingman weapons, upgrade discounts, character skins, and many more!

ACHIEVEMENTS

Go above and beyond to achieve more than just bragging rights. 36 achievements are fully integrated into the experience, and offer in-game GP rewards.

CONTENT OVERVIEW

• 3 game modes
• 10+ hours of gameplay in story mode, endless replay in Survival and Boss Rush modes
• 10 survival missions
• 10 bosses
• 5 playable characters (2 pilots and 3 wingmen)
• 4 objectives in each story mission
• 4 difficulty tiers in story missions - each tier has a fresh set of objectives
• 160 objective medals
• 320 upgrades
• 32 star carts
• online leaderboards
• 36 Achievements

STORY PRESENTATION

Opening and closing cinematics bookend the game. Atmospheric cinematics introduce all 10 missions. A tale of unlikely friendships in the heart of war is progressed with cinematics and text dialogues before and after every mission. Colorful mission briefings describe each scenario, and pepper the universe with bits of lore. Rich UI design brings everything to life with graphic detail and animated elements.

EXTRA MODES

SURVIVAL

Return to classic score chasing in endless procedurally generated levels. With 10 mission variations, Survival mode supplies endless replay value. Includes online leaderboards where your heroic efforts are emblazoned for all to see.

BOSS RUSH

Take down all 10 bosses as fast as you can, and show off your best times on the leaderboards. Once you’ve encountered a boss in Missions you unlock them in Boss Rush, allowing you to master them without the frustration of replaying through missions.

EXTRA FEATURES

2 PLAYER LOCAL COOP

Let a friend take control of a wingman for local coop action.

SUMMARY

All your progress is tracked in one fancy menu. Of course, core stats like play time, and overall progress are tracked, but many more stats are included to fancy your curiosity, such as kills, boss kills, wingmen usage, special usage, and more!

MEDIA

Jam out to BGM tracks, rewatch cinematics, and browse the enemies album in one tidy menu.