Nippon Ichi’s post-apocalyptic dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy hits stores today with both a digital and physical release for the Playstation Vita. In this first person sci-fi adventure, players take on the role of a member of the Xth Squad—a group of teenagers modified to fight against genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. In addition to the monsters flooding the world, these brave adventurers will also have to contend with portals opening all over the city that lead to a strange dimension known as the “Abyss.”
What’s a species to do in the face of all of these horrors? Well, of course we assemble the above-mentioned group of super powered teenagers, and lead raids to help halt the advance of the Variants, exploring the darkness of the Abyss along the way. We’ll be dodging traps, defeating powerful monsters, and going deeper into the Abyss in search of the truth and how to free humanity from its oppressive grip.
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy takes after classic dungeon crawlers from yesteryear, such as the Wizardry or Shin Megami Tensei series, utilising the typical experience grind formula. Players will work through dungeons tile-by-tile, with a group of six heroes of differing classes. It is very much a throwback to the 1980’s and Wizardry 1-3, in particular. The game is actually two-in-one, as it is a repackaged version of both Generation Xth: Hazard and Generation Xth: Breaker. Players up for a more classic dungeon crawl, as opposed to more modernized titles like Etrian Odyssey need look no further. The Launch Edition can be ordered via Gamestop or via the NIS America store. APGNation’s review of the game will be up by the end of the week.
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