OSAKA — August 19th, 2021 — DANGEN Entertainment has revealed a new trailer and the release date of Ultra Age, a pulse-pounding 3D character action indie title for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Ultra Age will be slicing its way to digital stores on September 9th, 2021. Pre-orders and a playable demo will be available for both systems globally starting August 19th.
Ultra Age features devastating combos with multiple blade types, wire pull action and a slew of upgrades for the main character and his droid. Set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world brought to the brink of ruin, the player controls Age, the sword-wielding hero, who must fight to prevent the extinction of humankind.
Developed by Next Stage in Unreal Engine 4 and featuring art by co-creator Visual Dart (Uncharted 4, Overwatch, and Starcraft Remastered), Ultra Age features outstanding graphic and combat quality among indie titles at a competitive price.
“Next Stage started as four university students in Busan who had a love for action games. Now there are 11 members at the company and this is the first job for most of them. As we created action games on mobile devices, we were able to learn and improve our development skills and knowledge about Unreal Engine, including insights about how to make a fast-paced action game on consoles. Ultra Age is our first console action game. Our mission is to show our passion for the action genre and create high-speed action games that everyone can enjoy,” says Next Stage CEO, Hyun-Woo Kang. Before making Ultra Age, Next Stage earned an Unreal Developer Grant in 2016 from Epic Games with their game Dice Is Cast.
About Ultra Age
Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, ‘Orbital Arc,’ and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’
When the people of The Shelter cut all supplies to Orbital Arc, humankind commences a bold experiment to grant one last hope for humanity. A young sword-wielding warrior named Age falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind…
-Unleash Devastating Attacks with Blade-Changing Action-
Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action. Change blades on the fly into powerful moves to create linkage and run combos. Different attributes and call for varied strategy against different types of foes.
-Narrow Gaps Using the Wire Skill-
Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes. Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items.
-Get the Edge with Skills-
Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use your droid Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items.
-Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Planet-
Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.
Title: Ultra Age
Developer: Next Stage / Visual Dart
Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment (NA, EU)
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch (digital store)
Price: 29.99 USD
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish
DANGEN ENTERTAINMENT is an indie-focused publisher that specializes in localizing and releasing awesome games in multiple languages around the world. Our company mantra comes from the Japanese definition of the word “DANGEN,” which means “words of conviction.” We at DANGEN ENTERTAINMENT wear many hats, but our most important role is to help deliver a multitude of great games to as many gamers as possible.