October 1st 2013
FuturLab’s upcoming genre blending PS4 & PS Vita title Velocity 2X was a hit among young and old, as well as male and female players at Eurogamer Expo last week.
Weaving together two classic game formats into one seamless experience, Velocity 2X features puzzle-platforming action alongside the award-winning top-down shoot ‘em-up gameplay.
Despite interesting mechanics and fun genre blending, it’s the female lead character that seems to be drawing the most attention.
From James Marsden, FuturLab's Managing Director:
“The vast majority of visitors to our booth were attracted by the striking artwork of Kai, and the cut outs of her stationed either side. Many asked why we’d decided to go with a female lead character, complementing our art team that we’d kept her clothes on. After someone on our YouTube page commented that a female lead character was ‘bad design’, I decided to write an article about why fans will never see Kai in revealing clothes. It’s been the single most popular post on our blog ever.”
Why a female lead character is not ‘bad design’: http://www.futurlab.co.uk/why-a-female-lead-character-is-not-bad-design.html
Pre-Alpha Platforming Gameplay Footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAjXlxX8htI
More information about Velocity 2X can be found here: http://www.velocitygame.co.uk
For more information, contact James Marsden directly or visit the FuturLab website:
+44 (0)1273 420 367
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