timthumbHeads up: Uppercut Games is indeed working on a sequel to its hit cover-based shooter, Epoch. Unsurprisingly, it'll be called Epoch 2 and will follow the events of the first game. IGN secured the exclusive on this intel and the site notes that Epoch 2 will see numerous improvements, as well as a handful of fresh mechanics. This list includes: an active reload system similar to Gears of Wars' and a melee system.

The original Epoch [$2.99] busted on the scene in 2011 and wowed us with its intuitive controls and actual, original take on the Infinity Blade formula. It's one of the few games that understood why that series plays so well and takes it to a new level.

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You should consider checking it out if you haven't yet. It's blend of cover-based shooting and acrobatics is pretty rad. Also, it has robots.

Epoch 2 is due out in Q4 2013.

  • dcalbie

    I love the first Epoch, one of my all time favorite games on any console. Really looking forward to this.

  • http://about.me/davidlnguyen David Nguyen

    I love how iOS gets all the quality mobile/handheld games now while my Vita has a few older classics like PvZ and, uhhhh Persona 4 Golden. I guess this makes sense since these developers are tapping into a market of hundreds of millions iOS devices out there. And if take a decent chunk of that with at least iOS 6.0 required to play the newest apps, then that's still a heck of a lot more than what the Vita has sold. Now let's see what Apple can do with the casual gaming console market with their bluetooth controller specs and Apple TV......

    • iammane

      THIS. Very excited, crossing fingers, will be an interesting 3rd quarter

    • Jake7905

      Not a surprise at all, after all IOS has a large, built-in audience, most of which would never buy a gaming-only device but will buy games for their smart phone/tablet.

    • WarMachine

      I got lost at that last part. Someone explain to me...

    • http://about.me/davidlnguyen David Nguyen

      I have a 3DS too, but that seems to be mainly successful based on mainly Nintendo's franchise (and maybe a few Japanese developers like Level 5) alone which Sony doesn't have the resources to dedicate to on the Vita. The casual gaming handheld market has definitely changed since the Gameboy Color and Advance days. I even remember owing a Helio Ocean cell phone thinking it was awesome to buy these 3D Gameloft games like Pool for 6.99 or renting them for 1.99 a week. Now mobile titles can mean anywhere from Game and Watch Gallery style games all the way up to full blown console style games like KOTOR and X-com.

  • TTotully

    Love the first one and looking forward to this one! Hope it surpasses the first!

  • B30

    Hopefully they don't add zombies!

  • lanights

    Epoch was, and still is, epic! I can't wait for this one, indeed!

  • bobbstermang

    I usually don't like first person shooters but this was a rare exception.

    • D. Bida

      I didn't think it was a FPS

    • Bliquid

      Actually, almost totally different genre.

    • Taclys

      It's uh, actually third person. And rail shooter.

      Epoch was amazing, I've played that game hard. Beaten almost the whole thing. Can't wait for this!

  • NeonGreenKermit

    Am I the only one that found the original dull? When I got to the boss fight I thought 'finally, this is getting interesting!'... then the credits rolled. The arena mode was a total cop-out by the devs, who clearly blew the entire budget on the graphics (stunning, as they are on the iPad retina display). A multiplayer versus or co-op mode would have been great.

  • ScotDamn

    Yes. You were the only one.

    I can't wait for the sequel!

  • one.sixty.four

    I got the first EPOCH a while ago but never got around to trying it. This looks good, though.

  • emilenitrate

    Loved Epoch and looking forward to 2nd installment. Please don't mess this up with obtrusive IAP crap. I'm perfectly willing to pay up front for a good game. I didn't even bother with Real Racing 3 because of the freemium scheme.

  • Eyce

    Played it at PAX. Looking really good.