Developer Pixel Perfex has announced its working on a sequel to the 2017 title Earth Atlantis. The announcement was made shortly after the first game celebrated its third anniversary.
The developer released a single preview image of the new game. The biggest change is that the game will be in full color, instead of the mostly brown and black, yet detailed, graphics of the first game.
The screenshot shows the submarine driving through the sea, where old buildings are now covered with moss. A giant whale swims in the background with mechanical fish swimming around it. The developer has stated that there will be many more post-apocalyptic scenes in Earth Atlantis 2.
There is not much information about Earth Atlantis 2 yet since the game was only announced a few weeks ago. The single screenshot is from the game. The developer will reveal more information, including the release timeframe, in the future on social media.
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— Pixel Perfex (@PixelPerfex) October 21, 2020
Earth Atlantis takes place during the “Great Climate Shift” at the end of the 21st century. The Earth’s surface is now 96% underwater and human civilization has fallen. The waters have been taken over by aggressive mechanical animals. Players start off with a submarine with only a basic shooter but then progress into a sturdier machine as they defeat more foes.
What makes Earth Atlantis stand out is its “Old Sketching” art style, which was inspired by the 14th Century’s maps, where people believed the sea was a dangerous place filled with monsters. The sequel will be in color.
Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter where players hunt down mechanical sea monsters and explore the post-apocalyptic underwater world. As players defeat creatures, they can unlock one of four ships with special weapons and abilities. There are 25 large monsters and four enemy ships. Players can tackle Quest Mode or Hunter Mode.
Earth Atlantis previously won the “Vermilion Gate” award (Best in Show) – 5th BitSummit 2017, Kyoto, Japan and “Excellence in Art” award – BIC Festival 2016 in Busan, South Korea.
Earth Atlantis was released on PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and later on iOS. The platforms for the sequel are still unknown, but players can still pick up the game now on the platform of their choice.