Top Down Shoot 'Em Up Blacksea Odyssey Announced

By Ashley Woodcock, 1 year ago
A new top-down space shoot 'em up could be making its way to the Xbox One as Team Blacksea Odyssey announced their game, surprisingly titled Blacksea Odyssey. Filled with violence, rogue-lite elements, boss fights, character customization options and more, the game will see players exploring dangerous, interstellar spacescapes as the hunt for space-behemoths is on.

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Gathering once a decade, only the best huntsmen from around the universe come together to square off in the legendary tournament known as the Black Odyssey. Using nothing but a harpoon and rune-infused spears, the huntsmen will spill tons of blood, discover ancient treasures and a whole world of madness as they delve deeper into the black abyss. Putting their life on the line, the huntsmen compete for a shot at facing a huge and ferocious creature:

These huntsman compete for a chance to claim the ultimate glory of facing a creature of such insatiable ferocity and magnanimous size that its wingspan has been said to stretch across galaxies while its breath consumes black holes. A creature rumored to exist only in legend, the Titan of the Stars!
Here's a list of the key features in the upcoming space shooter:

Rip Apart Enemies Piece by Piece: Eviscerate enemy creatures by ripping them apart with your harpoon.
Fully Destructible Everything: Blast through fully destructible environments with your spear or harpoon.
Twitch based Action-Packed Combat: Reminiscent of classic top-down shooters mixed with modern RPG and rogue-like mechanics.
Hardcore Rogue-like Elements: Featuring permadeath, procedural levels, and incredible replayability.
Massive Bosses: Battle against colossally scaled bosses dwarfing several screen sizes.
Expansive Customization System: Forge millions of runic modifications for your spear and space-board.
The announcement trailer and screens showcase the game's visual style as well as the gamplay, different characters, enemies, combat style and more:

Blacksea Odyssey is scheduled for a spring 2016 release on PC & unspecified consoles.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.