In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, sent on a mission he does not yet understand to a planet whose very surface is alive. Interstellar corporations mine the planet's organic skin--a substance called Plast--and use it to make bio-machines. Nevin is one of the rare Shapers who can psychically alter Plast--and time itself. Nevin discovers that illegal experiments have infected Plast with human consciousness, and now he must fight for survival against a world gone mad, an entire planet that is using its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy to destroy him. An advanced real-time skeletal morphing system lets players to change between Melee, Gun, and Stealth modes on the fly and during combat. The Outrage-developed Time Dilation system allows players to freeze the action and cue up an unstoppable flurry of moves and special attacks. The groundbreaking PostFX camera system intensifies every action with mind-blowing visual effects, camera filters, and screen distortions.
- Morphing - An advanced real-time morphing system lets Nevin's PolySuit change between Melee, Gun, and Stealth modes on the fly during combat. Each mode has special abilities: Melee mode--This is the default mode, used for rapid movement and to cut down foes with vicious sword combos. Gun Mode--Transforms Nevin into a walking tank--Used to annihilate enemies with cannons and grenade launchers. Stealth Mode--Allows Nevin to become invisible, climb special stealth paths, and assassinate solitary foes.
- Time Dilation - Nevin's extraordinary ability to alter time lets him freeze the action. Gameplay transitions to a special Time Dilation display that Nevin uses to cue up chains of icons representing special moves and attacks. When time snaps back, he unleashes these moves and lays waste to anything in his path. Time Dilation Battles: When one of Nevin's opponents also has the ability to Time Dilate, it becomes a contest. Nevin and the enemy both assemble chains of special moves across the same Time Dilation display, trying to block each other, cut each other off. The best chain wins and unleashes an unstoppable flurry of attacks. Use Time Dilation to solve puzzles: Nevin uses his ability to interface with the environment, opening new paths and changing the landscape. As usual, he must assemble a chain of special moves, but now he has to guide the chain around blocking obstacles and through specific target areas.
- Buddy Characters - Nevin's not alone--many times, other characters fight alongside him. They put up a good fight on their own, but they'll also have special moves Nevin can trigger by executing combos.
- PostFX - Mind-blowing visual effects, camera filters, and screen distortions intensify every moment of the action.
- Unique Adventure - Alter Echo is set on a world whose very surface is alive--and it wants you dead.