Atlus is publishing the PlayStation 4 version of ACE Team’s sidescrolling action adventure under the name Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition.
Atlus reckons that PS4 players will get the “best version” of the game. But they’re going to say that, however, it’s a statement that isn’t unfounded. After all, the Extended Dream Edition gets a 1080p upgrade, the new versus mode with two-player online multiplayer and four-player local multiplayer, Warlock reveals, and expanded move set for enemies, combat balances, and “various other gameplay additions.”
The console version also gets Golem from Zeno Clash as a new mini-boss. Plus, there are new Tirana mini-bosses called the White Phantom and the Warlock Titan (“a unique final boss who you might encounter fighting alongside one the original Warlock’s many forms”).
If you’re familiar with ACE Team’s previous games, namely the Zeno Clash games, then you’ll know to expect a bizarre concoction from Abyss Odyssey. It has an Art Nouveau look, and involves fighting through a warlock’s dream in procedurally generated sidescrolling levels with a boss to defeat at the bottom. Oddly, the boss changes once beaten by the community a certain number of times.
You can play as three different warriors that each have their own combat style. And, if you die, you can take on the life of one of the soldiers that you’ve saved in an effort to reach your body and revive yourself. This is part of your character’s possession skills, and you can use it to possess any enemy that you come across, and fight as them instead. As this is a combat-focused game each enemy has a set of moves as complex as the main characters, so you’ll need to learn while fighting as them and against them, also figuring out their weakness.
You can already purchase Abyss Odyssey on Steam.