Publisher Ukuza, developer Macrales Studio and Shibuya Productions have all come together to bring gamers the quirky four-player physics platformer Epic Loon
. The game will be a tribute to old school sci-fi and horror films but will include a plot that will take players through many different iterations of well-known films.
Players will head through these films as a set of aliens who are on a mission of revenge after being awakened from their slumber only to discover they are within a "seemingly otherworldly VHS-cleaning tape they called home by Joe". Joe is the couch potato stupid enough to awaken the aliens. Now, vampires, aliens, dinosaurs and a whole lot more will be waiting for players as they aim to take over Joe's famously huge collection of old-school and classic films. Players can take on the adventure in co-op story mode, battle mode, and a race-style version of the game too.
Shane DeLumeau, Ukuza CEO, was impressed with the work Macrales team had put into the title:
Seeing the level of detail the Macrales Studio team has put into the game is astounding. They have such passion for the material they are creating and incorporate amazing details that everyone should instantly recognize from old movies.
Doug Borghese, Vice President of Marketing, was taken back to the old days:
It doesn't just bring me back to the glory days of film; it gives me the same feeling I would get when I watched gritty 90s TV, the kind of stuff they wouldn't dare show on cable anymore outside of FX or something like that, kind of like old Ren and Stimpy, or MTVs Liquid Television. Weird, raunchy, and fun.
You may recognise some of the films from the following screens:Epic Loon
is currently scheduled to hit the Xbox One in Q1 2018.