A new studio founded by a duo of veterans responsible for titles like XCOM as well as a smattering of other originals like BioShock, Fallout: Tactics, and Freedom Force, have announced its first game, Epoch. It’s an arena-based, gesture-controlled cover shooter built with Unreal 3 for iOS devices. As you’d imagine, it looks beautiful -- in that weird, post-apocalyptic desolate kind of way.
The premise of Epoch revolves around the mystery of civilization’s demise. You play as a robot soldier who reboots to find its world in shambles and, of course, patrolled by other robots who’d like nothing more than dig into your metallic innards. The official site for the game describes the combat as a mix of “intuitive finger swipes” and fast decision-making. I’m not sure how either of those things will translate to what we're seeing so far, so I’ve gotten in touch. Regardless, Epoch doesn’t appear as if it’ll come off as anymore casual than Infinity Blade [$5.99].
The game is set for a release later this year and, apparently, precise information on that is coming down the pipe. We’ll be keeping our eyes out for that information, as well the IP as a whole, as development continues.