After Dreadlock Studios launched their 2D side-scrolling RPG Dex successfully on PCs, it will be winging its way to us Xbox One users in July.
Dex is the story of an artificial intelligence’s search for a “singularity,” a theoretical event that will allow her to surpass human intelligence.
“Chased by corporate mercs, without a clue as to why, Dex gets thrown into a web of intrigue, leading her to question the origins of her own existence. A trio of hacktivists help her in her quest — the mysterious Raycast, the protective Decker and the light-minded Tony. Only you get to decide how the story ends. The outskirts of the city are plagued by crime, poverty and filth. Out there, every day is a new struggle for survival. The wealthier districts are full of skyscrapers and bustling businesses. Yet beneath the sleek exterior, another war is going on, as powerful corporations are constantly at each other’s throats. Woe to those who become entangled in their conspiracies.”
The game has a great sense of style, reminiscent of BladeRunner and the classic RPG series Shadowrun, set in a dystopian cyberpunk future, it also has more than a hint of the classic Flashback (a personal favourite of mine). The game touts character development that allows for multiple approaches including hacking, assassination tactics and full-on brawling. Featuring a full voice cast, it looks to be a promising title for fans of the genre.
Check out some images from Dex and the original launch trailer after the break, and look for Dex this July.